Originally Posted by recordinghopkins
Well then I'll torrent it (just to see if I like it first...
), then buy it.
Adamski, are you still here? I hope we didn't run you off. How's it going with the mic locker?
Still here, lurking in the background..
Ordered pair of Oktava Mk-012 which I will get modified. Also a used MK-219 which will also get mod'd. Pair of Little Blondies.
Thinking about a D12, MD 441 or RE-20 for bass and other duties. Also a nice dynamic for vox.. SM7b maybe.
Also looking at getting a DAV BG1 for extra preamp juice to add to the MH 2882. That will probably be my budget busted by then!
Have 2-3 opportunities to do "free" recordings, at my discretion. I know its been controversial here. I've made it clear that I will only do the job if I am into what they are doing, interesting sounds, good message, unusual challenge etc. I really just want to get some experience and dont feel comfortable, yet, advertising as a pro service. Its an interesting topic. I look at my old friend who is now doing foley and sound design for film. He started doing loads of jobs for free to build up his portfolio before he got into film school. He's only recently starting to earn decent money for his work. He loves it and it shows in the creativity of his work.
I realise music recording is a different game. However I do not intend to be the free/cheap guy undercutting those doing similar work in my area. I've now found two guys wanting to set up a similar service. Both are keen to get together and share resources.
Its all about collaboration over competition wherever possible, IMO.
I had an idea, to form a co-operative of audio recording specialists, share resources, spaces, skills, knowledge .. but my initial focus is on skills, getting to know the gear and finding people I can work with.