| Originally posted by Jules |
I plan to expand, to reach out further to the home DAW engineers I know, and create an expanded live band tracking space that doubles as a 2nd studio. Track n go I call it. Get the sh!t down, then take it home. Fine with me!
Perhaps we should start a franchise! You know, "call 1-800-trackngo to find the location nearest you."
The after Christmas slump has gotten longer these past two years, and I don't think I'm alone. I've had two engineers come in this week looking for a room to work out of, but with no projects in hand. They both have their own DAWs with some outboard/mics/ monitors, but lack a serious space to bring bands into. Both used to run their own studios before re-locating here as well. Yikes. I'll have to come up with a rate for them if they get any work to materialize.
I'm starting to get pushed into a mastering role by a lot of clients who record themselves. They can't afford to record everything here, but they want me to help bring the sonics up before duplication. Hardly ideal. I've always followed the "don't trust a mastering engineer without a lathe" credo, and here I am considering a duplication/ printing set-up to bring in more short run "pre-mastering" jobs. Ah well, it's all about meeting market demand I suppose, and it's shrinking for start-to-finish in studio productions...