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Projects for 2015 ?

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by pcrecord, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    I thought before the end of the year that it would be fun to share future personal or studio projects.

    Myself, I decided the writing of songs was in order. (after 32 years being a drummer...)
    I'm not a very good writer but I think practice won't hurt.
    Also it would be nice to have promotion tools for the studio

    I spent enough money on gear the last two years, now it's time to make music!!

    About you ?
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Sounds like a good move Marco.

    #1 for 2015:
    I'm preparing to produce two pop tracks for a promising talent with a good buzz going. I just met with the manager and it looks like the beginning of the year is when I will begin.
    Other than that, more mixes for people and more experimenting with summing.
     
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  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Finishing up a friend's album - he has MS, so there are okay days and not-so-okay days. Now, that's all depending on whether I can learn how to actually mix again. I've been so disappointed in myself lately in that regard...

    I know you guys may find this hard to believe these days, based on what I've posted recently, but there really was a time when I actually was very good at it.
     
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  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Admitting the problem is the first step to resolving it (I think I heard that somewhere) ;)
    Not that I think you have a problem Donny, not at all !
    You did some gear changes and it takes time to adapt and relearn how to do things. Doing a fair amount of tests and A/B is the best thing you could do!

    You can send me pre-mixes anytime if you want a second pair of ears !

    I recorded a band in which the bassman had cancer a few years back. He left us not long after the album started to sell.
    Working with him was inspiring and touching. Hope it will go well for you.
     
  5. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    Thanks, Marco.

    Besides being a client, he's also a very close friend, whom I've known for over 30 years. He's an incredible musician, and a wonderful person. Working with him is one of the most spiritually fulfilling things I've ever done.
     
  6. Makzimia

    Makzimia Active Member

    Donny, I lost my brother in September to MS, it's a rough way to go.. I wrote a song for him in 1998 called Through Faded eyes. I would love some day to have others record it properly with me. It was re-recorded by two different artists too, so it must have been ok :). 2015 is the year I will be putting this newly built studio to work. First for me, I have an EP ready of 5 songs based around my Minstrel theme, Leigh (wife) and I wrote over the last decade. BTW, performed them, along with their story last night here in Conroe, they always get great reception, so, I am hopeful (fingers crossed).

    Cheers
     
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    You are being way too hard on yourself, which is why you have been in business this long lol! I have some insight which I hope helps.
    I go through stages like this too. Its part of our learning threshold. You are pushing all the mistakes and mashing it all up again. I do regularity and the odd time you get lost in the curve.
    I know exactly what you are suffering with right now. You are going to click in again. Its how we learn.
     
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  8. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    That's great, I hope you will share some of your work with us !
     
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  9. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    I guess the hardest thing when we've been recording for many years is to adapt. Basics stays but sound evolves. Just drum tunning is very different from 20 years ago !
     
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  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    A lesson I was taught long ago. The past got us here but don't let it drag you down either. Times change and little has to do with just talent or the perfect sound. Our success and what makes something special is always part of a package deal. Group, fashion, part of a song, band, marketing ""

    Grunge is a great example. Who'd ever think clipping converters would add such awesome character to the sound of such great music? And so it goes. I'm still trying to find out what's so special about this generation. EM and vocals in your face. Wow. :sleep:

    And my kids just love it all.
     
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  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    So, I am preparing to write and produce EM for someone shortly. I am going to pull everything I have from the past and launch her into the future.
     
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  12. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    This year I want to make a drastic change.
    My background to be brief is in electrical engineering. I have been working in aviation for the same firm for 8 years and the last 3 have been spent managing a group of about 20 engineers. On weekends I play in a band and I look forward to shows because I get to mix. A little while back, I purchased an all in one Multi track recorder, the Korg d3200 and recorded my band's demo with it. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and quickly hit the limits of the board. Since then, my passion for mixing has ventured towards recording as I only get to mix when we have a show and that wasn't satisfying my desire.

    So I started reading plenty of sound on sound articles, downloaded their podcasts to listen to, researched various topics and I joined recording.org where I have been reading the forum posts. I've always wanted to follow my passion and I used to love my job, but now I'm realising that all day long, I'm thinking to myself: "what I am going to learn/practice about recording tonight".

    Since all of this, I have made some purchases and decided to give it a try on the side for starters. My wife is being supportive and we are beginning plans to renovated the basement to have a proper studio there.

    This is a lot more long winded than I originally intended, but it's my project for 2015. I would like to get a studio up and running, book clients and hopefully do well enough to move to a commerical space. For now, I just want to get it off the ground. I am excited and who knows where this will take me.
     
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  13. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Thats the best part right there. :love:
     
  14. Reverend Lucas

    Reverend Lucas Active Member

    It's great to hear what others are up to.

    I'm also lucky enough to have a better half who's supportive enough to indulge my less than sensible ideas.

    I spent 2014 turning my 92 year old basement into a modest but functional project studio. Through some projects with friends, I'm getting good practice at tracking and mixing. I still have a long way to go, but I'm having fun doing it. I have some more projects I'm looking forward to this year, and am looking forward to honing these skills.

    I also caught the DIY bug in 2014. It started with the physical build and treatment of the space, then moved on to gear when I modded an Apex 460 mic. This led to the project I'm in the middle of now, which is sort of a new take on the 1176.

    Recording for me is a hobby that's been expensive in terms of time and money invested, but I'm learning a lot and am finding it rewarding.

    My other project for 2015 is planning a music festival with local musicians, where I'm also getting married. I'm excited about that one, too.
     
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  15. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member


    Still waiting on that release date... ( tapping foot, looking at my watch ).... ;)
     
  16. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Building a studio is very demanding but exiting and rewarding at the same time. Good for you Matt !

    I'll be following your progress Lucas, this is a great project !
     
  17. Reverend Lucas

    Reverend Lucas Active Member

    Ha. I'm going to say 2015, and probably won't commit to much beyond that.


    Thanks, Marco.
     
  18. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    #2 for 2015

    Its confirmed. My analog chain is under attack by the worst plug-in hater I know :eek:. He loves :love: analog gear so much that he has been driving us all bonkers around here for years.
    We have a few Apollo 16's on their way. 2015 is going to be all about incorporating UA Apollo's with the uncoupled DAW system. This should be interesting.
     
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  19. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Have fun doing all the testing !! ;)
     
  20. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Great to hear all you guys focused on expansion and Improvemt for the new year!

    #1 for me is to maintain and increase, the positive lifestyle changes I've made, which include a better diet, sleep (win some lose some), less party substances, and actually exercising. I've noticed an improvemt in my work just from this alone, and I'd like to keep it up!

    #2 finish what I started in 2013,2014. I Cannot go to a friend house, studio, or gig, and NOT find a pile of varying size, of s**t to do. No new projects, until all my current stuff is done! It's stressful and dissapoi ting, and I've been listening to some scientists and intellects on some podcasts, and their finding out just how bad stress is, it really does kill humans, really it affects all kinds of stuff in out physiology.

    #3 more organized documentation of work. I've built studios, recorded CDs, and don't even have copies of the finished products, or very well document before and after pics. This is our lives, and our careers, it's important for me to be more disciplined to make sure I do a better job at this.

    #4 hear something I've recorded on a broadcast. College radio, pandora, local talent music hours, I've never heard anything I've recorded, for myself or others, played back to me that way. It remains not so much a goal that I pursue, but a milestone of sorts, so I hope it's in my path this year, as I have for a long time.


    I dunno if the ua stuff is the best out there, but together, w there plugins, it's tough to beat for all but eh most well funded. They are at the top of the emulation pluggin heap, an only a matter of time till there originals are competing w waves. So even w conversion that hovers around standard, the eqaution adds up to incredible value, when the processing is considered. So it may not be fair to compare other converters that don't offere dsp, in the real world they are at the same price, and co petting directly. Ua is tough to beat on that front. I'm in the market for a brand new daw setup, including interface, So ill be watching close.
     
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