28th May 2012
Lives for gear
Joined: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by chris carter
For me it was just a natural progression. Started off as a miniscule setup in my bedroom. Went from there to occupying a small sun room that was 5' x 10'. Then in a new house I took over an entire bedroom and did some good acoustic treatment and had a pretty decent space. This studio involved a small amount of demo and little construction, acoustics built into the space, etc. In other words, as I became more and more successful, the studio got nicer and nicer.
My space is private in that the general public can't use it. Only records I'm mixing and artists I produce use it. Since I mostly mix and only produce a small handful of records a year, there's generally nobody but me in my studio. As for getting enough work to sustain things.... you just have to work your way up.
As for having enough interest for the studio to sustain me.... The studio growth has always followed the work; it has never led the work. In other words, I never did a "if I build it, they will come" thing. It was more like, "they are here, I'd better build it."