You know... I work really hard on my music. I've been draining all the cash I can get my hands on (with out putting me out on the streets) on recording equipment and guitar equipment... And yet still when people listen to my music all anyone fucking says is bad things about the recording quality or the tone of my analog pedals... No one hears the song... I'm not a recording guru... I am not a studio tech... I am just a simple man, who wants his MUSIC to be heard... Not get ripped on for my equipment. Not everyone is independently wealthy... I try really hard, and get the best results I can afford... If I could afford a giant home studio, some studio time I would. But that's just not in my budget. SO if you are about to listen to any of my music, and your expecting CD quality... Then just stop. Don't even go there...
As your band partner, i feel it my place to say FUCK THOSE CUNTS!
People who talk shit on your recording quality are just petty, small-minded pricks who have no life outside the internet.
Sure, it's not gonna be CD quality, 'coz ya don't own a studio! I don't know many people your age who do!
If people wanna rip on ya, then it's just another group of people who are gonna go nowhere with their lives, do nothing with themselves and end up working a shitty 9-5 job, in a shitty office somewhere, going home every night to the same shitty house and the same shitty life.
Chin up dude, believe in yourself, and you'll get there.