Hello, I wanted to know if anyone in this forum runs a successful small studio. With the availability of cheap home recording gear it seems many bands and/or groups just buy up $1000 worth of gear and record themselves rather than spend a $1000 in a studio. Of course their music doesn't sound nearly as good, and they probably are amateur engineers, but the end result is an acceptable sound, for them at least. With Mp3s and streaming online music the people's ears are accepting low quality music. So it seems unless you run a big multimillion dollar studio that gets contracts from labels and other multimillion dollar groups there really isn't any money for the small studios. But maybe I'm wrong so if you run a small studio and are profiting from it I want to hear your story. I know it takes a couple of years for small businesses to ever make money, but I'm still in the red, but also still building my own small studio.