Gold Meritorious Patron
Not really..... depends on if you can afford AND USE a so called "multitrack-recorder". Those machines were available at least since the late 60's and looked like this:
With such a machine you would "record" every instrument individually and flat and the equalization (and other treatment) would be applied later, during mixdown.
From an technical viewpoint Hubbards POS-"recording equipment" (and method) was laughable (and the blatancy with it was at the border of insanity) considering that - for example - the Rolling Stones had since 1968 the "Rolling Stones Mobile Studio" mounted in a truck where it looked like this inside:
What Ogs & I were referring to was several of the Posts I made years ago (at the beginning of this Thread or Linked to in those Posts) re: the recording and production of the Power of Source album--or El Ron's POS album To Wit...
El Ron had a then State of the Art, portable multi track tape recorder (Studer) and mixing board (NEVE) custom built, which was used for recording POS. It was recorded "flat" and then mixed "flat" into a Master Tape that was used for the transfer recording to Lacquer Master Discs. El Ron, against the strong and repeated advice's of top Hollywood Mastering Engineers INSISTED that the transfer be made "flat" (dumbstick) to the Master Discs. Despite that World Class equipment El Ron had, Hisself was ignorant as a recording engineer and had also used inferior/improper Mics and recorded in a "live" and acoustically terrible decrepit movie theater without any baffling.
The resulting record, said the engineers, would sound like a complete p.o.s. when played back on even the finest stereo equipment. This was due to the fact the initial recording was not only amateur but that without knowledgeable mixing it would bang the stylus around in the groves, rendering the played back album even worse in sound than the master type. The professional engineers offered to remix the master tape so that it could the be engineered during transfer to make the master discs capable creating passable final pressings (albums) that sounded at least somewhat decent and were as playable as possible.
El Ron, of course, knew better than these "Hollywood Birds", commanded that it all be done Hisself's way and the result was--from just a purely technical standpoint alone--one of the worst (and, perhaps the worst) 33-1/3 albums ever made.