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by workshed
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

I'm 32 years old and I quit my career in IT about 1 1/2 years ago. <snip> In the end, you have to do the right thing for yourself and for your family. You have a much tougher set of circumstances to balance than I do, though. Sure, I made a hell of a lot more money doing IT but in the end it wasn't...
by workshed
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

If you're too busy in your freelancing endeavors, it's time to raise your fees? Yes, actually my fees are pretty low for this region and that's one part of my master plan in the new year. We're raising our rates, instituting a minimum billing time of 1 hour (we get nickel-and-dimed with tiny change...
by workshed
Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Seems like you have to zen-out for a while. Step outside yourself and ask yourself if not tracking alt-country acts all night in your own studio is really what is bogging you down. Nah, you're totally right. I'm just really burnt out and have been grasping at straws to find a way to save my sanity....
by workshed
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Here's my 2 cents: Do you really have to go at it alone? I'm betting you're burned out not on the type of work, but the freelancing/DIY lifestyle. Hustling for the gigs on your own is a tough lifestyle. Everybody dreams of "being their own boss"- a romantic individualistic notion that is so much a ...
by workshed
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Hey Workshed, I've done pretty much what you are considering, though not entirely out of choice. I had a day-gig designing educational multimedia for a textbook publisher for about 8 years. We bought a house, no kids though. It was deadline-driven stuff, and I regularly worked 60 hour weeks. Fairly...
by workshed
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

I'm 34 years old, no kids, rent an apartment, my houseplants need water, etc. ... "Commercial studio" - You used that phrase. Think about that phrase. Think long and hard. Make a pho Excel spreadsheet. Go ahead. Dive in. Yes, I think a big part of my master plan is to transition my business to the ...
by workshed
Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

dude i'm so trying to avoid this same predicament that you are in. it really is a pickle. it's a really hard problem to deal with. it's kind of like credit card debt...once you get in servere credit card debt it's almost impossible to get out...that's why people say that credit card companies work ...
by workshed
Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Thanks to everyone who has replied so far. I appreciate all of the advice -- even the heavy handed stuff. I want to clear one thing up, and that's that I am not going to do anything to jeopardize my family. I'm probably entirely too responsible and conservative when it comes to financial risk, so I ...
by workshed
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Wanting a career change. Advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 7152

Wanting a career change. Advice?

Little background: I am 35, married, two kids, mortgage, car payments, etc. The whole shootin' match. I've been a graphic designer / web developer for the last 10+ years. I've been running my own business for the last three years. To put it bluntly, I am plain old burnt out on my profession. If I wa...
by workshed
Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Help J. Robbins and his kid out
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Help J. Robbins and his kid out

I wasn't sure if this has been posted yet (did a search and didn't find anything) or in which forum to post it, but for those of you who have enjoyed the music and production/engineering of J. Robbins over the years as much as I have (or even those of you with kids) may find this interesting: http:/...
by workshed
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite cheap comps to slam
Replies: 49
Views: 7290

RNC when it's NOT in Super Nice mode can do some pretty brutal stuff. At least I think so. Weird distortion and stuff like that. No one seems to agree with me on this, though. In fact, I sometimes wonder if my RNC is defective and does things no one else's RNC does. It did start smoking once when I...
by workshed
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is the REAL glyn johns setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 15448

Thanks for posting the clips and pictures workshed. Sounds good. How high up is the Overhead mic? I don't think I could see it in any of the pictures. I saw the stand and cable, but don't think I saw the mic. Were the OH and side mic the same distance from the snare? Just curious. Thanks! It's abou...
by workshed
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you guys with small/home studios promote them?
Replies: 26
Views: 6511

I'm in a small town, so for me, Google Local has been the shit. I've gotten some reponses from the web based on that. Mostly nothing too exciting, but a little extra money to put towards more gear. The stuff I really like to work on is generally word of mouth/referral.
by workshed
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: High Gain Mic Pres?
Replies: 16
Views: 2533

My Hamptone JFET has a healthy amount of gain and generally works great with my ribbons.
by workshed
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is the REAL glyn johns setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 15448

sounds really nice there!! So does the panning change depending on certain things when using this method? I thought it was OH and kick straight up and then the side mic hardpanned all the way left or right depending on perspective? is this what you did? How do you like that vocal mic baffle thing? ...