Seems its time to do another one of The future of our recording industry , The future of the commercial recording studios and mastering houses. I have know idea where we are headed. I cannot get a handle on it at all. Is your recording studio actually making money? Do you see this as a business that will sustain itself in 5 more years? I still hope and keep looking for something to hold onto. I still have a dream. I'm at work today ( my day job) listening to people talking about how their kids get free music. Their kids never pay for music, they just download it, steal it or what? Maybe its all free now, I don't know? I hate the sound of it all so I don't buy music anymore. Its of no value to me. If I don't make it or am part of it, I don't invest in music anymore. The last CD's I bought were so compressed they we useless to me. How could I know this either. Everything on the radio sounds similar so you cannot guage it. What a nightmare. Used to be if it sounded great on FM, it was going to be amazing on my turntable. My colleagues have know idea what I do and what my "real life" is about. They don't know that I am an accomplished musician who toured for 18 years, and who owns such an amazing site like this full of talented people in the recording industry. People think its smart how they don't have to pay and support music. They don't know why its all gone to hell and because it sounds so bad, I don't think they really care anymore. So we are killing our industry. We are taking high end right out of the equation. I don't talk about myself around them but I do a lot of thinking as I'm sure you all have had moments the same and know what I mean. Seems all that's left is thinking and memories of what it used to be like. But music is everywhere and we know it isn't going to disappear.