Over my time spent on the forum, and when collaborating with other engineers I have come to learn that we are very sensitive creatures. That being said, we completely fail to take that into account when dealing with our peers. Recently I have caught myself getting personally offended when an engineer I work with said "if you let me do a stems master of that mix I could take it to the next level." A few things struck me as odd about this statement. I was initially offended because I considered
I have recently noticed a formula of sorts, by which I approach my mixing. This approach applies both to my studio work, and my work as a producer. For me it breaks down into a series of 4 hurdles. Each hurdle requires a different mental state of sorts. Until I started analyzing my process, this routine would be rather regressive and hinder my progress. I would get caught in a cyclical battle between different sides of my brain, creative, and logical. As soon as I learned to accept and work with
So I started the Dizzy Records last summer (June). My intentions were to just record occasionally, make some extra cash, and play some music.
Man I was wrong.
Within 2 months of getting started. I was booked until January.
Now I would say most of this is luck. There was a need for a quality studio with a quality price in my area, so I just filled the void.
Now any bands that go to LSU and want to record, contact me. I have bands from hours
It is entirely over rated.
Yet I always wish I had more of it.
I can snoop around the forum and advocate how it's not the gear that makes the record, and how its the engineer. Deep down inside we all are thinking the same thing, "So, I still want more knobs and faders...."
Granted I would love to have more gear, I know its an unnecessary and silly expense.
There is a major downside to this.
Clients think it matters.