Renting a studio on a dry hire rate is cool for bigger budget projects, but it’s expensive as hell and in my experience, it’s much more rewarding to move into an already established studio, sharing the space with other engineers and contributing to the rent and bills. How do you convince someone that you’re worth taking on?
Gear, clients and the willingness to contribute.
Can you fill a gap in the studio’s equipment locker? I know I bang on about gear, but having a solid set up for tracking electric guitars has helped me out a lot in these kind of situations, and I’m more than happy to share everything I use with the other engineers at the studio. What can you provide?
Clients! It’s a tricky thing when moving into an established studio, you definitely don’t want there to be an overlap in the sort of clients you have…
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Electronic Music -V- Rock ‘n’ Roll
Show Down Time
The other day I had a bit of down time & one thing I usually do in my down time is watch TED talks online! You know the ones?!? (If not, google TED talks and rock your world!) Anyway I came across a talk that Mark Ronson did, he is a famous music producer & D-J responsible for Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” album (Also one of my heroes!) his talk on sampling and how artists chop/cut/edit old hits to make now fresh new grooves / songs & as a producer that uses lots of samples I found it very inspiring! Please if you get this time check out the link!
Anyway… … … Not the reason for this blog! Although “sampling could be a awesome topic for discussion! (How Controversial)
As Mark Ronson makes his way through his TED talk…
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Recording module assignment
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