Category Archives for "Blog Post"

1 This Unanswered Question Is Costing Your Studio Thousands Of Dollars

Who This Article Is For

If you’re sitting there right now in your smug little studio, you’re making six figures a year, life is great, business is going well with clients beating down your door, and everything that you touch is successful then this is not the article for you.

Go away!

If you haven’t had any clients in the past year and you’re still trying to figure this whole thing out from the beginning, or if you’ve had some moderate success in the past keep reading!

Maybe you’re doing this on the side and you’ve had some clients, but there’s no consistency. If every time you talk to a potential client they just ghost on you, or they just go to the studio down the road, or they end up recording themselves – I know that can be frustrating. If that is you, if you’re sitting in that boat right now this IS the article for you.

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7 This Guy Quit His Day job To Start A Studio (Then Failed)

What You Can Learn From A Failed Studio Owner

In my last article, I talked about what it takes to quit your job. Some people quickly took that to heart and emailed me their plans to quit their day job…and start their studio with loans, credit card debt, and loads of other terrible ideas.

Let’s take a look at what happens when you decide to just say “fuck it–I’ll start a business on a credit card.”

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3 Should You Quit Your Day Job To Pursue A Full Time Home Studio?

How Your Day Job Affects Your Dedication To Audio

So you want to quit your day job…

I have no doubt in my mind that a lot of my regular readers may already have the necessary skills to consider a full-time career in audio engineering.

Unfortunately, for the many of you that have full-time jobs, the decision to leave the safety and comfort of your day job and pursue a career in audio engineering can be too much of a leap to comprehend.

In this article, I want to explore taking that leap together. Just you and me, heart to heart.

I’m going to talk about quitting your day job to run your studio full-time; the risks you run by doing this, and finally, the dangers of having a day job that you don’t necessarily hate.

Exciting, huh?

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6 Why Most Home Studios Fail To “Make It” (spoiler: it has nothing to do with marketing)

How To Reverse-Engineer Your Home Studio’s Success (or, Lack Thereof)

Do you struggle to find high-quality artists to work with in your studio?

Are you tired of recording local bands who don’t take things seriously?

Do you need to land more clients consistently?

In this article, we’ll discuss how to how to reverse engineer your journey to a full time home studio.

Spoiler alert: Marketing will not necessarily be the answer?

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81 Ask Me Anything

Get Your Biggest Questions Answered Here

I’ve answered a lot of questions through email over the years, and I always kept a notepad of all of my “longer” replies. I wanted to include some of these answers in this “Ask Me Anything” blog post.

If you have a question you’ve always wanted to know the answer to, simply scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment!

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24 How To Stop Procrastinating. Now.

Why You Start Projects And Never Finish

Do you find yourself starting projects that you never finish, or setting goals you quickly abandon? This article will show you how to stop procrastinating using two simple rules.

By the end, you’ll finally start checking off all the tasks on your massive to-do list.

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52 Plugins Are Putting “Pro Studios” Out Of Business (Thank God)

Why “Pro Studios” Are Dying Off In Droves

I was browsing a Facebook group related to pro studios, and I saw an argument break out that actually seriously absolutely literally blew my mind…literally.

This is a quote from the owner of a “Pro Studio” owner based out of New England.

We’ll call him Richard, because he sounds like a bit of a dick :tim-and-eric-mind-blown

“Plug-ins put pro studios out of business. They are the reason why most people think they can do their recordings at home.”

-Richard The Dick

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12 Don’t Let “The Death Of The CD” Kill Your Studio

Are You Getting Proper Credit For Your Studio’s Projects?

Have you ever heard an incredible mix that was so remarkable you just had to find out who mixed it?

How hard was it to find out who mixed the song? Well if it was Nickelback, it probably wasn’t very difficult (damn, they have some good mixes).

The process behind A-list artist’s credits seems to be consistent, as all sides have money and manpower to spare (which helps keep everyone honest).

Unfortunately that’s not the case for the rest of the music industry. If you’re not an A-list producer/studio, good luck getting proper credit where credit is due.

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