to some people a little time is a lot to loseMASSIVE Mastering wrote:Even IF it's crap, you're not losing anything but a little time...Silverlode wrote:For all we know the stuff is crap anyway...no samples on the website. Or maybe it's great? More power to him.
it's been a while since Ive thought about this. I have no problem with people giving time away for free. You have to start somewhere...and sometimes that's what it takes to get clients into your place and show them what you can do. Free studios are also very cool as a community outreach effort... for high school bands that cant afford a studio recording, or for inner-city talent. But advertising your studio as a free studio for everyone, all the time, is different.
Someone earlier made a poor analogy of "2 for 1 at Payless Shoes". Ummm.. first of all, you get 2 shoes for the price of one... price is the key word here by the way. Second of all, it has nothing to do with what we're talking about here.
Let's say that a new ice cream store called "Sweet Ice Cream" opened up next door to another local ice cream store. Sweet Ice Cream gives away free ice cream to ANYBODY who wants it, all the time. I have a feeling that doing something like this is probably illegal... I don't see any difference between that and what Pragma is doing.
Im not trying to be a dick about this, I wish anewman all the luck in the world. And Im not saying that he is doing this on purpose to screw other studios out of business. I just see it as being a little uncool. A free studio shouldn't have to advertise and compete with businesses... Just because a studio chrages money does not mean they are money-hungry, greedy pigs. I charge very modest rates, just enough to pay the rent and improve the studio, and in return provide excellent service to artists. I also have to work a full time job, and eat ramen noodles for lunch.
Anewman, I noticed that you said "F the man". Who are you trying to fuck over with your free studio? I thought it was about making music... Im confused.