Factors that Contribute to Making  a "Good" Recording

Right style

Right song

Good arrangement

Good players

Rehearse (and perform) enough 

Good room (acoustics) 

Right microphones, good placement

Good instruments in good shape

Conducive ambience (good "vibe", lighting, etc.)

Enough time

Good performance

Hot signal (right preamp, right level)

Good editing, balancing, EQ, compression, reverb, etc.

Good mastering

Good manufacturing, design, graphics 

Good promotion and distribution, social networking 

Effective touring

[ Getting Started with Music Production ]


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