Pragma - Chicago's free studio

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Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by anewman » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:50 pm

Pragma is a free studio that I'm running in Chicago. Small, but growing - check it.
We have coffee and gear; bring your indie rock.
http://www.pragmastudios.com
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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by assfortress » Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:13 am

You should totally charge for that. With the amount invested in your studio and the knowledge youve got/will gain from this board you've got a better set up then most of the basement/practice space studios (around here at least). Pretty cool though, im sure you can get some awsome sounds.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by anewman » Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:45 am

Sure, i could charge for it, but then i'd be like every other studio. =)

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by nick_a » Sat Jan 10, 2004 9:03 pm

i think it's awesome that you don't charge. i don't know what else to say. i wish there were more dudes like you out there.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by Seej » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:58 pm

Cool, now I know where to send my friend's band.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by No Wave Casio Kitsch » Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:23 pm

Very cool! I liked the web design too. Very clean and easy to navigate.

Good luck with everything!

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by Electricide » Tue Feb 03, 2004 8:51 am

pragma studios website wrote:I'm sorry, but I don't do hip-hop
hahahahaha. Maybe a good move? In my experience they invite like 12 people along and half smoke up and watch the adult satellite stations; the rest of them fight over how much time the other is wasting. And that's at $100 and hour!

Maybe I'll come track some drums, once I get my songs all straightened out. I'd be happy to donate something. Like mic cable or something.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by anewman » Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:31 am

Still rocking, still free.
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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by mjau » Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:02 pm

You, my friend, should be exhalted by all.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by anewman » Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:24 pm

that's what I keep saying. ;)
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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by hiwatt33 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:00 pm

anewman wrote:that's what I keep saying. ;)
Tell us about the Neotek Series I man. I picked one up recently myself.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by comfortstarr » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:35 pm

I don't want to stir anything up, honestly, (I may send in a song to get mixed) but I have two questions:

1) How do you eat? Aside from using your mouth, utensils, and hands? I mean, this looks like a full time gig, how's it work if it's for free? It doesn't seem like a replicatable model. Do you operate as a non-profit?

2) To studio owners/engineers for hire: what do you'all think of this? Personally, I think it's cool, even if you were peddling meth to 10 year-olds to finance it. But... I'm curious what people who are scraping by in this racket think of you and your... your... free-ness.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by brado32 » Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:12 pm

How does the saying go,

You get what you pay for .. So in this case ....

Thankfully you are not in the DC area .. my kids gotta eat!!

later and good luck

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by magnetictape » Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:11 am

i think it's an awesome endeavor. an inspiring step in a direction away from everyone struggling to establish own little ideal private setup, everyone spending all their loot on the same expensive gear. plus it gets people to think outside the everything-must-generate-capital-or-it-won't-work paradigm - we can just help each other out because it's fun and that's ok. keep up the great work.

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Re: Pragma - Chicago's free studio

Post by Russian Recording » Fri May 07, 2004 10:50 am

Well, I dont want to be the sourpuss here, but there are people that are trying to make a living in the studio business. By giving away free studio time (let alone being free at all times, period) you are cheapening the value of recording in a time when studios and engineers are hurting the most.

This is really unfair to those of us that have to charge money simply so we can pay our rent and feed our faces while doing what we love to do. I'd be pretty pissed if you were in my town giving away free professional studio time to would-be paying clients. I understand maybe you don't realize this, but it's something you should really consider.

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