I couldn't agree more.
Me too. For people who love music it's always been about the material and the performance, not the equipment you listen to it on. Or the equipment you record it on, for that matter.
I couldn't agree more.
Studio Support Gnome wrote:There's reason I now have a day job .... Indeed I have done so for about 3 years now.... (it's actually been two jobs, one after the other.... the first in hard core electronics , working for manufacturer of high end electronics component test equipment, for 18 months, building their tech support and sales support , from nothing but me, to a team of people in three offices around the globe, and now, for the last 18 months, quite a left field unexpected departure into ventilation and heat recovery design engineering.... as a senior engineer in the technical support and design department.
amazing what one can do with a bit of skill , experience, and knowledge, (and having studied Engineering and Physics )
finally, people actually want to pay me..... decent(ish) money, regularly, and without fuss.... I even get performance related bonuses.... and they're worth having..... coz I perform well....
I doubt anyone would argue that I didn't know what i was doing in audio, or that there was any lack of quality in any of my work... or that i didn't have a seriously over active work ethic.....
but after nigh on 30 years , i just had enough of having to work my nuts off, and compete with the blokes who read my own damn forum posts, and then undercut me on jobs.... and did a poor job.... which occasionally I found myself having to kludge up a fix for... which was never fun...
and of musicians who don't like paying their bills.
or production companies and labels who expect you to work all hours, and deliver the impossible, for no money, a week last tuesday, all gift wrapped and delivered with the moon on a stick thrown in as a good will gesture, and then take 90 days to pay, assuming they ever do...
I still consult , for existing (good) customers, friends and relatives, .... or on personal recommendation/request for their close contacts ../... but do this for a living ?? no.... I actually want to make a living...
and you know what.... I am, and I'm enjoying it....
blinddrew wrote:It'll take a while but i'm fairly positive that new approaches will arise once we stop trying to fix everything with outdated solutions.
Arpangel wrote:Interesting what you say here, I do feel, from hearing other people's comments, and attitudes, that there is a feeling that anything to do with creative pursuits, in audio/recording or any other artistic field is somehow not of any real "value" anymore
CS70 wrote:All the rest is just tools to get there - they change, but the basic mechanism does not.
Arpangel wrote:CS70 wrote:All the rest is just tools to get there - they change, but the basic mechanism does not.
I'm not sure, I think the basic mechanism has changed, a lot, along with the tools.
But, contrary to popular belief, you can stop progress, in the face of "you can't stop progress" maybe the envelope is the right size, and doesn't need pushing.
Studio Support Gnome wrote: The primary issue, in all avenues seemed to be one of the gulf between what people wanted, and what they thought it should cost.