These days, being a right-brained musician is not enough. You have to be a left-brained engineer too. Want to record? You need a good laptop, a digital audio interface, Digital Audio Workstation plugins for compression, EQ, reverb, MIDI instruments, etc. etc. etc. Mastering? That’s something else entirely.
Fortunately, I am an engineer. So no worries.
It’s been really fun to learn about all that stuff in the course of working on TWO upcoming albums. My band No Worries will soon release Downstream, including 12 songs of mine. They sound great, I’m very excited. As soon as that’s in the can, any day now, I’ll return to finishing my third (and first digital) solo album, as yet unnamed.