Originally Posted by Analogue Kid
Bad news.......... I am telling myself this will all be worth it ?????
I have made myself this same question over the last month(s), as my small studio has cost at the end a lot more than I estimated (and I did try not to be too naive
when I began)
I've spent a lot of thousand euros (a lot
can be hundreds of them, of course) in a small city with a lot of other "studios", most of them in bedrooms with an mbox or so which will "make you a record" for 50€/day.
I'm going to buy a pair of ATC monitors, several 500 modules for my lunchboxes, a Wagner mike, a lot of cable -me too, although I cannot afford the best like you-... and for whom, I wonder?
When I began this project everybody here seemed to have money, this was like Switzerland or Dubai, we were all rich... Or so we thought.
But now, will my clients know the difference between my dozens of microphones of brands like Schoeps (old 221 tube ones included BTW), Neumann or DPA, and the Samson and Thomann out there?
Will they know that just the electric fee of my analog desk, the almost 3000 watts in lighting and AC is greater than what they want to pay daily?
Can they afford to pay for 70m2 of acoustically treated recording space in two rooms and a big analog desk control room?
Probably not. Most of them will record in their cousin's studio
(a laptop with a pirate copy of cubase, an M Audio interface, two Behringer Truth
monitors and a pair of Samson plastic mikes.
But now there's no return for me, so I will go on, and I'm sure someone will need my studio, there's still hope for me...
You are putting together a big studio with new standards, there are just a bunch of them all over the world, there is room enough for a brand new one.
There have always been people who understands the need for excelence
, they will be your clients, they are waiting for you to finish your -and my- studio, so let's not cry like babies, let's keep on working hard. Of course it's worth. And you know it, don't you?
Sorry for my English: it's almost as bad as my financial knowledge...