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Monetizing Pro Audio Videos

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audiokid Fri, 03/04/2022 - 10:37

Wow, haven't listen to Al Di Meota in decades. He was one of the first musicians I would practice playing guitar to.

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Being said, I always enjoy Rick Beato pro audio videos but I couldn't help but notice how many people are asking for financial help to do these. Its super cool but do they pay off for you?

kmetal Sat, 03/12/2022 - 15:49

Alot of the people I follow have a a Patreon and/or a subscription option, merch, discord ect. It seems you have to have quite a bit of followers to make a living from the YouTube as revenue.

Id not be surprised if for audio engineers on YouTube they get some work from people who watch their stuff. So it can be a means of advertising without blatantly marketing it.

I've considered making some videos more for fun than for any meaningful income. Audio engineering is a pretty small world, I'm not sure I know of any engineer making a living on YouTube. There some computer tech YouTubers I follow who are full time. There's an electrical engineer I also follow who's full time.

audiokid Sun, 03/13/2022 - 14:11

Thanks for chiming, Kyle.
I know a few people who make really good money from their YouTube channel. One guy in particular earns about $25,000 a month. He travels around the world doing cooking shows, talks to people about food. What a life!
I totally agree they could draw business in and are likely fun to do and watch traffic build!

Question to whomever reading:
Would pro audio videos yield that kind of income?

I also wonder how many people watching videos are actually watching them to hire the guy they are watching. How long will people be doing all this for basically free.

pcrecord Marco has really good videos. Maybe he will share some light on this.

kmetal Tue, 03/15/2022 - 14:07

In reply to by audiokid

That's a heck of a living, sounds great.

I enjoy Marco vids, hopefully he'll chime in.

I don't watch alot of technique based vids these days, I would mostly say it's pluggin/gear comparisons, or interviews with well known engineers.

Probably my favorite thing from the YouTube era so far is when Pros open up the sessions they actually did and break them down. It's wicked cool to hear things on tracks I love. SOS dies this on print, and I find the YouTube version to be even better. Eric Valentine has some excellent ones on his channel.

audiokid Tue, 03/15/2022 - 16:36

In reply to by kmetal

You nailed it all.

I love pro audio videos and tutorials with discussion about the related. Much like we are doing now. If you want to add any Eric Valentine videos, please do. That would be fun!

Yup, I worked for the guy's uncle with that channel. He was so proud of him. He said he was a server, liked food and playing on youtube. Next thing he had to cooking show. He makes about a $1000 a day on ads/ sponsors.

kmetal Sat, 03/19/2022 - 18:20

audiokid wrote: You nailed it all.

I love pro audio

Nice!!

I should post some of Eric's vids. He has two excellent videos on n tuning drums and guitars. They're not boring lol. He shared a tip about guitar tuning I didn't know of, and I started playing in like 1996. Apparently the tuning we generally use is slightly off from exact, and you can tune the guitar precisely to a key/chord, but then other keys sound way off. What we use as standard is a compromise between perfect intonation and versatility.

I'll try and remember to post it.

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