If any statement summed up my philosophy to recording, it would be this one.ANYTHING can work, if you make it work.
If I didn't genuinely believe this, I wouldn't bother with recording. All my equipment is probably regarded as shit but it sounds cool to me !I've gotten in trouble for saying this, usually because some people feel if you don't have the best, you can't make anything worthwhile. Which isn't true. A good song can overcome most anything. DO THE BEST YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
I believe that's all that really matters. There isn't an artist alive that has every person as a fan. Imagine if someone came around that 10% of the world population said "That's Magnificent". It would be a miracle. Music is one part of the success equation. Promoting/Marketing is the bigger part. That's where most fail. In my 20s and 30s, I pegged many artists for stardom, and I was always right. The last 5 - 6 bands I've followed, their music is just as good, and in some points better than the mega stars from my youth. They just didn't have "it" or something that pushed them over the edge.All my equipment is probably regarded as shit but it sounds cool to me !