POLL: How do you PROFITABLY use your HOME studio?

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How do you use your HOME studio for PROFIT?

My home studio isn't really 'for profit' even though I create stuff there
I primarily record bands and artists
I primarily compose/arrange
I primarily do TV/film work
I primarily do audio for games/internet
I primarily do voice-overs/narrative work
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Post by criticalmonkey » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:07 pm

not really a fair poll for the current world of music

I do music for games/film/tv, mix/compose my own work and for others, and i loan the place out for friends to mix/work in, even tracked an accordion session there this weekend-
hell i do most that on my laptop on a plane too :lol:


while i do profit from it - it really functions as my creative place - sort of a place to recharge without concern for anything other then the pure joy of sound

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Post by sad iron » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:54 am

ctmsound wrote:
sad iron wrote:I'm doing some cassette transfer work this summer. Did it last summer too. I'll make about 2 grand for it. Not bad.
How do you calculate a rate for this kind of work? What do you charge? Been thinking of offering this kind of service since the only duplication company in town is now defunct.
I am doing the project for the Iowa Writer's Workshop. They have hundreds of cassettes of readings that have accumulated over the years. I figured each reading would be about 45 min to an hour and asked for $20 a tape. So far it's working out great. If I were doing it beyond this project I would try and make sure I was making at least $20 an hour and then base the rate on the amount of work that needed done, either per tape, or by the hour if there was a lot of clean up, etc. that needed done to the source.
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Post by Fieryjack » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:30 pm

I would think a flat rate / project rate (versus hourly) would be best....

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Post by dennisjames » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:53 pm

Mostly the same as Thieves, here. I've recorded a few things for some other friends and made a couple of bucks, but it's mostly for our own music. No clock, (limited gear, but no clock).

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