Can you really record music at home?

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It’s easy to find excuses, really easy. Some of us know it better than others, but we all know it. I have spoken to a number of wannabe musicians who have claimed their biggest problem is lack of money to properly get something recorded. Lack on money, not talent, not skills, not good ideas for marketing. And of course in addition to money people are capable of finding a lot of other excuses, be it annoying neighbors, things not working the way as they should, your bass player not coming in when he should, or anything else for the matter. Be it a musician with loads of reasons for not getting something done or anyone else – excuses are really, really easy to find.

Fortunately there are exceptions. People who show us that all we really need is enough willpower and everything is doable. It doesn’t matter whether we are talking about becoming good at creating websites like, becoming a better chef than Gordon Ramsey, or becoming incredibly successful as a musician. And talking about the latter, have you heard of Leo Moracchioli?

Leo is a metal musician and producer from Norway. And if you’re thinking why you might have heard the name – he’s popular in Youtube, where he has over 3.2 million subscribers. He has recorded more than 270 metal covers of songs like “Feel Good Inc” by Gorillaz, “Africa” by Toto, “Hello” by Adelle, and of course “Pokerface” by Lady Gaga or “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi. Recently he also released “Take me Home, Country Road” as well as “The House of the Rising Sun”. He has recorded loads of great melodic metal covers that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you are a fan of metal or not.

What does Leo have to do with excuses and/or recording your music? He’s not only known for metal covers, but he’s actually doing it all pretty much alone – creating the arrangement, recording the songs and the videos. He plays all the instruments himself as well, which means that every video he’s creating often requires more than 50 tracks. Although he has just moved, so things might have changed now just a bit, all the recording was done at his home studio and most of the videos were filmed there as well.

And he’s actually releasing new covers EVERY single Friday. Now that’s willpower.

So yes, as long as we stop finding excuses for why we can’t get things done, everything can be done, be it recording your stuff at home or anything else.

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