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New to San Francisco/Bay Area... hello!
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New to San Francisco/Bay Area... hello!

I just moved to east Bay area from LA and know zero people here! My lady got a great job offer so we decided to pack it up and leave the city of angels behind.

Quick intro: I've been an engineer/producer for almost 20 years. These days I do a lot of mixing, but am interested in getting back into more tracking and production work. I have extensive experience with location/live recording, remote trucks, etc. as well. I work on slammed and hyped modern music as well as classical and jazz, banjos and mandos. Actually looking to do more post work as well.

I'd love to meet some locals for beers and lunches, BS, talk shop and learn about the scene. Would love to learn about the studios that are open to freelancers, who needs help, cool venues to check out, etc. Hit me up!

Justin
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The Bay Area is a big place ! Where are you located?
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The Bay Area is a big place ! Where are you located?
Concord!
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Welcome to the Bay! If you decide to venture out to Oak/SF/San Jose for gigs and whatnot you'll find lots of work. Concord itself lost a lot of it's live venue vibe but it could revive itself and see more studios pop up for video/audio work. Big guitar Center located near the mall. I also recommend Thurs night Farmers market music in downtown). Good turnout always. Vinnie's on Fridays has good covers for the older crowd.
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Welcome to the Bay! If you decide to venture out to Oak/SF/San Jose for gigs and whatnot you'll find lots of work. Concord itself lost a lot of it's live venue vibe but it could revive itself and see more studios pop up for video/audio work. Big guitar Center located near the mall. I also recommend Thurs night Farmers market music in downtown). Good turnout always. Vinnie's on Fridays has good covers for the older crowd.
Thanks!

I'm psyched to get to SF/Oak for whatever, particularly if I can take BART as I live close to a station and love public transportation in general. People thought I was crazy, but I rarely drove in LA.

When you say "lots of work", what sort of stuff are you talking about? Music? Post?
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Thanks!

I'm psyched to get to SF/Oak for whatever, particularly if I can take BART as I live close to a station and love public transportation in general. People thought I was crazy, but I rarely drove in LA.

When you say "lots of work", what sort of stuff are you talking about? Music? Post?
Corporate gigs mostly due to startup economy and Silicon Valley being an hour away. Music venues and studios in general will be far and fewer than in LA, but there are some mainstays in SF/Oak and in the North Bay to checkout. If you are offering studio consultations I could use some pointers to maximize workflow in my small space. PM rates if available.
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Congratulations for having such a smart wife!

What's rent up to these days in SF?

Or a house?
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Corporate gigs mostly due to startup economy and Silicon Valley being an hour away. Music venues and studios in general will be far and fewer than in LA, but there are some mainstays in SF/Oak and in the North Bay to checkout. If you are offering studio consultations I could use some pointers to maximize workflow in my small space. PM rates if available.
Yes, I'm VERY curious what sort of work there might be given the tech scene. I'm sure the studio scene is oversaturated like everywhere else, but who knows maybe there's a studio that would find my skill set interesting.

And yes, absolutely, I love doing that stuff. I'll PM you.

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What's rent up to these days in SF?
I don't know about SF city proper, but here in the East bay it's cheaper than LA and I'm down with that.
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Hey, I’m in the east bay too, a bit south of you. Hello, and welcome.

That Bandits stuff you did is rad!

Hope you settle in ok, and PM me if you have any east bay questions.
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Thanks everyone...I really appreciate the posts. I've actually made some cool connections thanks to this thread. Looking forward to more!

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Hey, I’m in the east bay too, a bit south of you. Hello, and welcome.

That Bandits stuff you did is rad!

Hope you settle in ok, and PM me if you have any east bay questions.
Right on! And thanks for the kudos on the Bandits! They're an amazing group I got to mix a couple of singles for.
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Hey,

just wanted to pop in and say welcome to the bay area!
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