How I Turned a Bedroom Studio into a 6-Figure Business (Without a Single Loan)

This is the first in an upcoming series of blog posts detailing how I turned less than $5000 into a six-figure home studio.

This story is for you if you fall into one of these categories:

  • You are looking to start a small studio in your spare bedroom.
  • You already have an existing bedroom studio.
  • You’re a kid with crap gear, trying to “make it big” out of your parents’ basement.
  • You have a small professional studio that struggles to generate income.
  • You run a successful bedroom studio, and just want tips on how to run your business more smoothly or generate more income.

I assume I have your attention by this point, but if not, save yourself some time and stop reading now. Go back to Facebook, and continue to aimlessly click around while we do shit that matters.

The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Seen

I was lurking the profile of another producer on Ask.fm the other day (a site where you can anonymously ask someone questions). Someone asked a fantastic question.

The Question:

“What advice would you give to four friends trying to start a studio? We’re trying to stay within a $20k budget if at all possible, but it seems like the biggest issue will end up being location.”

This is a fairly common type of question I see (except most people don’t have anywhere near $20,000 to spend on a new studio), so I was excited to see what this producer (for which I had a fair amount of respect) had to say:

The Answer:

“You’re going to need a lot more than that!!! And run the other way as fast as you can!!!!”

Now, I am well aware that the internet is full of bad advice, but that answer really bugged me…. and for two good reasons:

1. The person who answered this question is a fairly well-known and well-respected producer. He knows his shit, and people will generally follow the advice he gives.

2. I know for a fact that this answer is DEAD WRONG.

“Well Brian, how do you know he’s wrong?”….you might ask.

“What a stupid question!”….would be my reply.

I know he is wrong, because I’ve created a studio that has consistently generated a steady flow of income year after year. I’ve worked with some pretty good bands (several of which have debuted on the billboard top 200), and I’ve yet to see any signs of business slowing down.

And I started it with less than $5000.

To make things more interesting, I started this studio in my parent’s basement in Athens, Alabama (hardly an ideal location).

I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t born with a silver spoon, nor did I have a wealthy family that could help out my studio financially.

I hope the rest of this story can shed some light on why the misconception that you need $100k+ worth of gear to “make it” in this industry simply isn’t true anymore.

The barrier to entry is shrinking, which allows small home studios break into the “pro” world and do something you’re passionate about for a living – all without selling your soul.

If the only thing I accomplish with this article is open up your mind to the possibilities of a changing industry, then I’ve done my job.

A little backstory on how I did this

Want to know what sort of gear I started out with? Well here it is:

$1400 – Digidesign 003 Rack+ (comes with Pro Tools)
$1000 – Built a PC for my studio (never been much of a Mac guy)
$200 – Cheap studio desk with rack spaces
$150 – Cheap microphone stands
$000 – Free mic cables (they all came with the mic stands and other purchases I made)
$400 – Shure microphone pack (3 sm57’s and a beta 52A)
$500 – Rhode NT5 (matched pair for cymbals)
$500 – Mackie MR8 studio monitors
$200 – Drum triggers
$130 – Used AT3035 (vocal mic)
$100 – Steven Slate drum samples (great starter samples)
$100 – Pod XT (which has obviously been replaced with software options these days)

I may be missing a few small items, but so far we’re at $4680. If I would have purchased this all used (which is what I typically do now), it would have been even cheaper.

“Well what about software, Brian? Don’t tell me you PIRATED stuff!!!”

That’s actually a decent question!

Hell yes I did. As an absolute noob working out of my parent’s basement, do you think I’m about to drop $400 on something like Melodyne, when I know I can download a pirated version of it?

Those big software companies will be fine….at least, that’s what was going through my head at the time. I now realize how stupid I was.

Now, let me clarify that I am 100% legit in my software purchases at this point in my career (just ask my assistant). If I use it, I buy it. I just want to be completely transparent for the sake of this blog, and tell the whole story of how I started out.

I am not condoning the illegal use of pirated software. I just know kids will do it, and that I too was once a thieving, pirating sack of shit.

I realize I had a flawed start, and some people will hate that, but that’s something I can’t change after the fact.

I could make an entire blog post about the topic of software piracy, but I’d rather not bore you with that.

My 124 Hour Week

It was January 2009, and my first batch of recording gear had finally arrived from Sweetwater.com.

Based out of my parent’s basement, and armed with just enough gear to record a band, this was the humble beginning of 456 Recordings.

Because of my obsession with learning, I spent the following 44 uninterrupted hours learning how to set up and run everything. I stayed up nearly 2 days straight as my parents questioned my sanity.

Here is how the following 44 hours unfolded:

1pm: I woke up (remember, I was still still living with my parents so I was usually up until 4am playing Call of Duty 4.)
1:30pm: I unpack the boxes of all my new gear.
4pm: I’m balls deep into “learning mode”. You know nothing, Jon Snow…
10pm: Mom goes to bed – “Goodnight Brian, sweet dreams.”
12amFuck, I forgot to eat today.
5am: Mom wakes up – “You’re still up??”
8am: Mom leaves for work – “OK, I’m going to work. Please get some sleep.”
1pm: I’m Googling stupid shit like “How to change tempo in Pro Tools.”
5pm: Mom gets home from work – “Please tell me you got some sleep…no?? BRIAN DAVID HOOD!”
10pm: Mom goes to bed – “Brian I’m going to bed and I’m worried about you.”
12am: Have I eaten yet? I really don’t know…
5am: Mom wakes up – “You’re STILL up??? You might seriously die…”
8am: Mom leaves for work – “…what…are… you doing? Are you on drugs???”
9am: I hit the point of “literally can’t even”, and passed the actual fuck out.

Once I could no longer physically function, and had eaten maybe 2 meals in 40 hours, I crashed for 12 hours. As soon as I woke up, I proceeded to spent another 40 hours straight learning how everything worked.

After another 12 hours of sleep and a THIRD 40-hour shift Googling stupid shit, learning whatever I could, and recording my own demos, I finally got back on a “normal” schedule.

Why do I tell you this? It’s to drive one single point into your head:

If you don’t have this same obsessive, burning drive to learn, you will never make it.

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There is one caveat to this…

My insane drive to learn ended up affecting my work/life balance in an extremely negative way. This eventually lead to depression a couple years into the studio, which obviously was not the goal.

There is nothing wrong with being obsessive about learning once you start out, but be aware of your limits. Don’t feel like you have to eliminate or neglect all of the people/relationships in your life.

My First Paid Project

After about a month of taking in as much knowledge as I could, I recorded a friend’s band (and I didn’t do it for free).

There’s lesson number 1 for you: Never work for free (there are actually rare exceptions to this, but I’ll go over those some other time).

Want to hear the first band I ever produced? This was done in January 2009:

That should give you an idea what an absolute beginner would produce with bare balls basic gear, after a month of binge learning. It’s a pretty bad recording, but you have to start somewhere. I’ll admit, I was pleased with myself at the time.

From this crap recording until now, I’ve hardly changed gear. I still honestly have nothing more than a fancy bedroom studio. The only difference in my sound is the knowledge I’ve absorbed over the years and the constant trial and error I’ve gone through. I spent my time learning how to make the most out of what I have, not the technical aspects of every preamp and compressor ever made.

To this day, there are such huge gaps in my knowledge about “legit” gear, that I couldn’t even tell you the difference between an API 512c and a Neve 1073LB. The majority of my recordings were done through the Digidesign 003 preamps (I still use that same interface).

I may not be able to teach you much (or anything) about gear, but I can definitely show you how I do what I do with what little I have, and I can try to teach you all the “behind the scenes” knowledge I’ve gained to help you run your studio as a profitable business.

Your Next Steps…

Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to know more about you.

It’s weird opening up publicly like this, so I’d be super grateful if you’d introduce yourself in the comments below and tell your biggest goal when it comes to your home studio.

Don’t feel pressured to respond with a novel – I just want to get to know you a bit.

So please scroll allll the way to the bottom and leave a comment. I read every single one of them:)

For those of you who are just starting out, or are thinking of starting your home studio, I made a free PDF to go along with this article.

It includes the 5 keys of bootstrapping (self-funding) your home studio. It also includes the specific gear list of what I would buy if I were to start my home studio from scratch today with a $3000 budget.

Click here to get “The Lean Home Studio” PDF sent to your inbox for free.

I promise to keep your email address safe and sound in the warmth of my bosom. There will always be an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email for an easy 1-click removal this mailing list.

Leave a Reply 102 comments

brianhood Reply

I see you there…lurking. Tell me about you and your studio, then tell me about your main goal with your studio!

    Kenn Melksham Reply

    I love the challenge of concert recording. Sometimes i have the luxury of tapping a digital multicore but my faithful rig is a tascam 422 and a pair of matched nt-5’s.

    Mic placement and good mixing. I aim to be enveloped by the sound in my masters as if im at the event. Fantastic challenge and you often get only one shot to get it right. But you dont need wanky brand names to get good tone.

    Sean silagy Reply

    Brian,

    I want to take the time to appreciate you both for following up via email, and for posting this blog. I’m usually not one for lengthy (ish) reads on the internet, but as an producer I’ve always respected you. For that reason, I was interested in reading about your process and how you got started. I see some similarities in myself, when you mentioned the part about pirated software I could certainly relate ha.

    But, I’m stoked that you were able to turn a passion into a tangible reality of a stable source of income. I currently do my work at my parents house, but I’m happy with the gear and some of the mixes I’ve been able to deliver. If you wouldn’t mind sometime, perhaps via email I could send you a short list of my gear and a sample or two of my mixes? Some honest feedback from someone like yourself would help tremendously going forward.

    Thanks again for keeping in touch! Looking forward to future correspondence.

    -Sean

    Matthew Whibley Reply

    After having a “beat making” studio for years. I’ve gotten pretty good at making beats! I’ve even sold a few. I’m currently trying to get that off the ground. I’ve learned how to mix fairly well in the process. So my current goals are to get some speaker stands for my monitors and a few choice plugins and start up a mixing service! I’ve been using free multi-tracks to practice. So yeah that’s the goals beats & mixing. (I love both) Looking forward to reading the e-book. Cheers!

    Jordan Brandenburg Reply

    Hey Brian,

    I’ve been following your work for awhile. Your mix on Sworn In’s first full length is still one of my favorite heavy mixes to this day – that guitar tone is insane. I’m Jordan, a 20 year student studying finance. I started audio engineering about a year or so ago after doing an internship with a producer out in Denver, Colorado.. Unfortunately, school has become a full-time gig so engineering is on the back-burner, especially with my studio being 2 hours away in my parents basement. I’m really hoping to land a good financial advising job out of college, which doesn’t always have to be your typical 9-5. With a more flexible schedule and decent income, I’m hoping to build a decent studio in my house.

    Keep up the dope posts! It’s always cool to read from someone who’s successful, but down to earth.

    -Jordan

    Paul Dennis Reply

    I run a modest home studio. Nobody wants to book weekdays ever. I have a ton of bands that want to work with me, but they all want Saturdays and Sundays. I’d be far more financially stable if I could get them to come in on weekdays. My main goal is to make enough money that my girlfriend can quit her day job and pursue her interests in photography.

    Adam Reply

    Brian,
    I get a lot of junk email in my inbox that I have to always unsubscribe to. When I see yours, They seems addressed to me in a way that is welcoming. It makes me want to read what you have to say. I enjoy your articles and it seems like our past experiences with recording is very similar and our set up is very close in comparison as well. I had some momentum going until I moved out of state, and seemed to have lost my spark a little with finding clients. I’m sitting on some decent gear but not finding the energy to reach out and find people to record. I think I let myself become intimidated by the rise of home studios and wonderi how to convince someone I can do better than they can at home. I enjoyed your article about missing meals and staying up all night because that was me exactly in the beginning. I had so much drive to become successful, but I let myself stray, Time to “re-spark.”

    Steffen Reply

    Not going to lie. I was not even remotely aware of you until I was catching up on a URM podcast you were a guest on.

    I was so inspired by your no bullshit approach in regards to how us aspiring engineers need to put ourselves out there in order to get clients (something I have been struggling with dearly).

    I am active duty military so I have always felt like running a profitable home studio would have to wait until I got out. After listening to your feature in the URM podcast and watching your mini series on getting a website set up. I think it was the swift kick in the ass I needed to stop putting it off and start taking my craft more seriously.

    I will be back again and again to see what your blog has to share. It’s refreshing to see such a down to earth approach to a topic shrouded in misleading information.

    Thank you!

    Tyler Hanson Reply

    Hi Brian! I’m Tyler Hanson. I’m 22 years old and I’m currently a stagehand/sound technician and a drummer that gigs/tours from time to time with a “regional” soul-funk band. I just graduated from college in the spring with a degree in drumset performance and audio engineering.

    My ultimate goal for my home “studio” is to go full time. I’m currently working with an M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R, Cubase 6.5, a pair of Samson Resolv 65a monitors, and a few mics here and there. I’ve invested a small amount of my income from stagehand work into expanding my “studio” a bit, but I have to buy a car for working/gigging and I’m saving the bulk of my earnings for that at the moment.

    I haven’t had any clients yet, mainly because I’ve been so busy with stagehand work, but also because I just don’t know where to start when it comes to “hustling.” I’ve gotten some interest from a few bands here and there for some recording and mix work, but even after following up, it seems like they’re not very interested.

    I don’t think I’m marketing myself to the fullest right now. I know I’ve got the skills to track and mix pretty well, but I’m not sure how to stand out among a sea of “studios” surrounding a small pool of artists. Nonetheless, I’m still pushing. It’s tiring to stay persistent when little is made of your efforts, but I keep going because I love what I do.

    Thanks for all that you do to help us “little” guys, Brian.

    Andrew Reply

    I’ve been recording rough guitar and vocals for probably 5-6 years. I’ve just recently been able to acquire a few recording tools such as Cubase, a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and a few Mic’s. I’m working my way up to drums and learning to master tracks consistently and what “mastering” actually means. Any tips on drum recording and mastering would be incredibly useful. Thanks Brian!

    Kevin Reply

    Thanks, Brian for this post. I recently started a new studio about 6 months ago that still in progress. It’s amazing, because today I can put together the same type of setup that you outline – and it’s even cheaper!
    * Rodes NT-1 LDC – $169 – great clean sound and great for vocals or instruments.
    * Standard SM57 – I was struggling to find deals on these – seem like they don’t come around that often, but only $100. Industry standard mic
    * Reaper DAW – only $70 for small business use – and I’ll be happy to pay the full $225 to make it big
    * $14.99/month for the entire Slate plug-in suite – sweet
    * My big ticket item was A&H QU-24 – super clean pre’s, DAW control, good for studio and live sound – this was $2200 – and worth every penny – and probably WAAAAY overkill for what I need immediately, but I wanted to buy something that was going to grow with me rather than replacing it later over many years.
    * And I got me a really cheap DI box for like 16.99 – probably won’t last that long once I’m really into it, but it works great for now.
    * And I’m borrowing an old 2012 Macbook Air that I can’t use for work anymore….(I’ll be giving it back once things get started and I can afford my own – or if they ask for it….).

    Less than 3 grand, and I’m starting to record the band I’m in, and starting to spread the word, and working with a lot of the free stems out there to play with mixes, plugins, and creating my engineering and production style. Learning a ton, and gaining some great momentum.

    Thanks for the inspiration. Good stuff.

    Eric T Reply

    Hey Brian!

    Finally got around to reading. Major KUDOS to you for putting yourself out there and being an example of the fearlessness that it takes to really break into the industry!

    In the past I have composed sound for film (i.e – https://vimeo.com/35063208) along with producing a variety of content while in school, but after touring for several years I’m slowly moving toward working a new home studio setup. ProTools and Reason are my primary weapons of choice, but after having my attention torn away from the digital recording industry for a couple years, I feel I’m still catching up with a lot of all the new progress that’s been made with samplers, software, and what have you. To be fair, however, I try to keep myself within my means, which is why I’m not in the mindset of needing the newest, fastest, coolest, more expensive gear.

    I will be looking to this blog for more insights and stories as I work to leave my day job and make my studio work for me.

    Cheers!

    Andy Radtke Reply

    I first heard you on the URM podcast and started reading through your book. There are a lot great things on it and I’ve started to read through some of the other articles. I really like that you have articles on the business aspect, creating a website and taxes. My go biggest goal is to make my home studio my full time career so it is great that you talk about everything that goes into it. I plan to read through more of your articles and look forward to more from you. Thanks, Andy

      brianhood Reply

      Thanks for reading, Andy! You’re definitely in the right place if your goal is to go full time with this 🙂

    Brianna Reply

    My general goal is to help my husband build his own home studio. We have a two year old and a two month old, but we are taking it step by step to get there. So far we have built up some gear (not all that we will need), built a basic website to add his portfolio to, and are currently working on learning and mixing some friends tracks as well as recording some of our own stuff. It is a little bit crazy, but we are narrowing our goals down and looking for all the best ways to move forward. Thanks for your blog post!!

Mike Cranwell Reply

Come over from URM Academy. Loving the information on this blog.

I’m a live Sound Technician but my dream is to run a home studio full time.

To be honest, I’ve got perfectly adequate equipment, MacBook, focusrite saffire, simulate starting mics, NT5 pair, Shure sm57 / 52 etc etc and skills enough to charge with a lot to learn still. My problem is the networking aspect. Really that’s it. I need to meet bands and get out there and bring clients in. I work long hours within my current job but I’m planning on going full throttle from January. Really pushing for it. Determined.

    brianhood Reply

    Sounds like you’re on the right path! The question I have for you is this: What changes with your job between now and January? Do your hours reduce?

Adam Denny Reply

My ultimate dream is to run my studio as a full time business and quit my 9-5. I do get (some very good) paid work but at the minute it is nowhere near frequent enough to even consider going full time, and I really struggle getting new clients.

I started out exactly like you Brian in my parents spare bedroom but now I have moved out and have my own place where I have converted the garage into my studio space and it’s awesome!

I do have some (really) nice gear – I’m a total gearslut to tell the truth but every item I have, I fully researched and tested beforehand and is fully funded by paid studio work. One thing about the steady 9-5 is that there is no pressure on my studio side business and everything I make I can re-invest.

My biggest goal would be to attract new clients, and get a more steady stream of work coming through the door so that I could make it my full time. My biggest problem is that many of the local artists in my area don’t seem willing to pay what it costs for studio time.

    brianhood Reply

    Thanks for posting this, Adam! Glad to hear you’re using earnings from the studio to reinvest into better gear:)

    As for reaching your goal of a full-time home studio…

    1. What have you been doing to try and get a more steady stream of clients than you currently have?

    2. What have you think you could do to attract bands with larger budgets?

Jordi Reply

Hi Brian. I’m Jordi and I’m a producer/engineer from Western Australia.
I’ve been doing home recordings on and off for years but have only just started taking it seriously in the last year or so as I moved into a professional space for super cheap. It’s since been a massive learning experience being in the same space as other engineers just chatting, learning and sitting in on sessions.
I’m now looking at moving house further into the city and moving my small setup back into a home setup as I feel like I’ve progressed enough as a recording and mixing engineer to confidently do good work and keep my overheads as low as possible.

    brianhood Reply

    Hey Jordi, thanks for posting! It sounds like you have a great thing going there. As for moving out to a home set up, this is something I always advocate. Lower overhead = more profit = less stress = more fun. Best of luck!

Tim B Reply

Loving the info, Brian! Thanks for helping those coming up in the mixing industry!

Sascha Reply

Hey Brian, (novel ahead)

i’m Sascha, 26years old from Germany, touring metal musician and i just graduated from recording school as an audio engineer.

during my studies i invested a lot into my studio setup, i bought pro tools (i finally grew up from piracy) neat interface, kemper profiler, neumann speakers, some acoustic panels, stable workhorse computer. it is a dedicated system that is laid out for songwriting, mixing and mastering. i dont offer recording as long as the client would pay (hah) for going into an actual studio with an actual live room (which i dont have). otherwise i would absolutely refer them to colleagues that are doing it in their dedicated space.

my mixing room/mancave is in my appartment and i’m not sleeping in the same room (which is fucking awesome to realize)

my first goal is to eliminate my 80hr/month job as a stagehand which ABSOLUTELY SUCKS. the only good thing about is that they pay my health insurance and i get to choose when i work. thats totally a benefit for touring. but still –

first step is to make up those 700 bucks a month (after taxes and social security) with stuff that i actually like doing. i mean messing uround with peoples fucked up drum midi sucks as well, but if i would get up in the morning and realize that this is part of making my living instead of unloading trucks i wouldnt mind editing drums 3 days a week.

so i came over to your internet empire from the nail the mix podcast, which i listen to a lot, i actually made my website straight away. thanks for that.

as well i just finished the 4 hour work week book and i 80/20ed the shit out of my life! hahah. ( i read 80/20 somtimes in your texts so i thought you might have read it as well) (i only have two pair of pants left, my girlfriend thinks i’m insane)

so i dont have paying clients yet unfortunately. another thing i (falsely) did was advertising that i would mix some songs for free. (only one each artist) just to build some kind of portfolio. i ended up with one band sending me midi drums, guitar di’s and vocals. so its actually creating a whole recording. i mean – i did it just to keep up with my word and they’re definitely interested in working with me again but i said i would only continue to work with them if they pay me. they agreed. but they dont have any additional songs haha.

so the people getting in touch with me are not real bands, they are one or two dudes messing around with ez drummer and cubase light and i get to make this “demo-ish” stuff sound as good as possible.

i’d love to actually get stuff to mix.

thanks for making this a forum,

sascha

    brianhood Reply

    I love the novel-type posts, so keep them coming!

    First off, I have to laugh at using the term “internet empire” with anything I’m doing. While flattering, I’m simply a one man operation who likes to post articles and make videos. If it comes off as anything close to an “internet empire,” then I’m all for it!

    The Four Hour Workweek is one of my favorite books. It’s amazing how many insanely successful people I’ve met who got their start from reading that book. It’s almost like a bible for millennial entrepreneurs. As for pants, I have two pairs that I wear regularly until they have holes worn into the crotch (then my girlfriend makes me buy new pants).

    As for free work, it’s not something I like advocating, however, it’s not the worst way to get started. You did it the right way, only offering 1 song for free, then refusing to do more until being paid. As you get better and better, you’ll start attracting more and more serious bands.

    Serious bands wont have problems paying you, as they typically spend a year working hard on their songs. They don’t want to simply pass off the songs to some kid doing shit for free. They want a professional who will take time and care with their music.

    Anyways, sounds like you’re on a good path! Keep it up.

Keegan Meiring Reply

Hey Brian,

Cheers for consistently sharing your knowledge for the benefit of others.
I’ve been engineering and producing for about 5 years now (part time in-between uni and other work), and have about 7-8 records in my arsenal. Not much, I know, but one of them was my own band’s which took a lot of time to write and work on. I spent some time studying the courses on CreativeLive from Eyal Levi, Kris Crummett, and Sam Pura which was really helpful – helped me streamline my processes and structure my approach.

A lot of my work in the past was done on an iMac, 2012, with Pro Tools 10, some Mackie MR8 monitors, and a focusrite Liquid 56 firewire interface. I’ve since changed my approach and outsource recording to local studios by having the client dry hire them, and I get paid for my time engineering. My current interface is a UAD Apollo Twin, and I’m working off a Macbook Pro, with Pro Tools 12, and some Sennheiser HD25 headphones which I’ve had for about 5 years. In the process of getting myself set up with my own space, but living situations have been a tough one for the last couple years. Looking to get out of New Zealand though to move somewhere where I can take engineering a bit more seriously. The market over here is quite small.

My soundcloud with production work I’ve done is here: soundcloud.com/meiringkeegan

Cheers

Andrew Graham Reply

Hey man,

Always good to read your articles, they’re a great source of inspiration.

I’ve been recording and mixing stuff in Scotland for a few years. Usually tracking stuff at a studio then mixing at home. I’ve got a real basic set up; pro tools and waves gold plug ins with krk rokits and sennheiser hd25s for monitoring set up at home. I’m a pretty big believer in the less is more approach. I’ve released something like 8 EPs and maybe 12 single tracks here and there. Here if anyone is interested: https://soundcloud.com/grazmanmusic/sets/andrew-graham-show-reel-2015

My goal for the next year or so is to increase my clients base and take the recording and mixing full time ish. I know I’ve got to focus on getting in contact with more artists and such and reading your articles gives me that kick in the ass I need to get back on it. It’s also great reading everyone else’s goals

Thanks man.

    brianhood Reply

    That is a solid goal:) I’ll be creating a lot more content with that goal in mind in the near future!

    thanks for reading!

Blaythe Steuer Reply

Hey Brian,

Your blog is tight. I am just a dude from Madison, Alabama and I am studying finance at UAB. I am also doing a music technology minor, but it isn’t really substantial at all. I read your blog more for the music business info and my own person education more so than actually looking to start a studio. I like to do my own preproduction but my main “recording” sort of thing is running my band’s live set. We do the whole of course this metalcore band has a laptop thing; of which I am responsible for. I want to get really good at that and I don’t think I will ever have the desire to be a full on audio engineer.

As far as content goes, it would be really cool to get some info about low level touring band stuff. I know that doesn’t really fit your blogs’ topic at all but I think you would have some really insightful things to say about it. I think it would be especially cool because you’re from right down 72 west and you did the thing.

Thanks for your time.

Blaythe Steuer

Martin Reply

Hey,

I’m from Panama, Im a self taught music producer, been learning for over 7 years and now im starting to make good, radio ready productions. My goal with home studio is to make it profitable enough so I can live comfortable in my city, (making at least 4000 monthly) and get to work with new artists as well to work with A list artist from around the globe. I dont want to be famous, but I want to produce top-charting records that may be heard arond the world.

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