Ghanaian highlife musician and guitarist George Kwabena Adu known proffesionally as Kwabena Kwabena, has revealed that, most of his colleagues do not employ the services of professional mixing and mastering engineers, reducing the quality of their output.
To him, the transition from the cassette era to the CD and digital media era has not been a great one.
“I say this because most of the songs we hear on the radio, I can confidently say are not well mixed and mastered. It is unfortunate because things have become a one-person job. I mean there is just one man doing everything because of google,” he told Y107.9FM’s Rev Erskine on the ‘Myd Morning Radio Show’.
According to him, musicians have to seem to forget there are musicians in the field who can make their sound authentic.
Kwabena Kwabena who believes in employing mixing and mastering engineers revealed from the very onset of his musical career, he has always relied on Hubert Kofi Anti to work on his songs. “So after the studio production the song leaves my studio to a mastering studio and that’s the reason my sound is authentic and ever green.”