About

Hey, thanks for stopping by. I didn’t think people read ‘about us’ pages anymore 🙂 Kudos to you thrill seeker!

My Name’s Marty, owner and author here at recordbetterdemos.com a site dedicated to helping home based musicians with songwriting and recording.

So who am I to share my thoughts and expertise?

Good question.

I’m not a formerly trained musician, recording engineer, industry insider or music teacher. But, I have been writing and recording original music for over 25 years. In that time I’ve written hundreds of songs for various bands and projects, released EP’s (back when you did that kind of thing), and recorded in everything from state of the art professional studios to humble home/bedroom studios.

And, while I’ve played in bands and done a bunch of shows as cliche’ as it probably sounds, the song has always been the thing. I’d much rather be at home working on a new song idea than playing live. There’s just something about songwriting and the endless possibilities that come along with picking up a guitar and seeing what happens next.

As you can probably imagine, over 25+ years there’s been a lot of change, especially when it comes to recording, most notably the transition from analogue to digital and the subsequent explosion of the home recording industry.

Thanks to this new found popularity and the demand for affordable home studio equipment, the obstacles once preventing people like you and I from writing and recording music are long gone.

Anyone can now record their own music using just a computer, (or smartphone or tablet), an interface of some kind, and one of the endless number of quality, free recording multi-track DAW’S (digital audio workstations, aka recording and editing software programs) available online, and record cleaner audio than the Beatles!

And that’s my mission in a nutshell when it comes to recordbetterdemos.com.

I want to help you avoid that well beaten path of having a bunch of half written songs, riffs or chord progressions you are constantly working on that never see the light of day. I want to help you take that initial inspiration and develop it into a complete song, and then produce a great sounding recording without needing expensive recording equipment or getting bogged down with the technical side of things more than neccessary.

In my humble opinion, the real key to songwriting and recording is to just keep going. Your 20th song will be better than your first, but if you never record that first song, you’ll never really know just how good your music might have been.

Anyways, that’s enough from me. If you have a question or want to suggest an article idea, get in touch using the contact form or leave a comment.

And if you’re interested, when I’m not writing for mobilemuso.com you can find me here, writing about my other passion, acoustic guitars.