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So whats your year long goal?
Old 24th June 2002
Lives for gear
🎧 15 years
So whats your year long goal?

So what is it?

Upgrading equipment?

Paying off loans?

Moving to a bigger space?

Spec deals?

Trying to start working a certain niche?

Where do you hope to be a year from now?

Personally I want to get my equipment all straightened out and get some sort of good recorder with a little more outboard. Then I'll be moving into a real space and will try to spend everything I have on acoustics and putting a nice place together. Once thats done it'll be all about recording a couple bands a week.

I'm not at the point yet where people come to book weeks of time with me, since most of my clients dont have that type of money. But I have plans for a certain a band I recorded a couple months ago. I think they're going to do real well and they want to come do a full length soon. So i'll probably charge them a much smaller fee and work a little spec deal. This is definetly going to be a busy year.
Old 24th June 2002
There is only one
alphajerk's Avatar
🎧 15 years
plans? just make it trough without going insane.
Old 24th June 2002
Lives for gear
e-cue's Avatar
🎧 15 years
I wanna buy a studio & build a house onto the side of it... If I sold all my gear (tut ) I could buy 2 houses...

That should keep me out of the Soundmotels...
Old 24th June 2002
Gear Head
bump's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Find a rock band without a glaringly weak player so that I can put out some rock product that is strong. (Can you tell what I've been dealing with as of late?)

Drums - sound awsome! Guitar - Great! Bass - shakey at first but pulls it together! Vocals - I figger the guy can't hear the band tracks in the cans cuz he's at least a whole step flat through the whole song - no **** - it sounds like he's got a melody goin' but he's singing to something other than what we in the control room are hearing. I turn around expecting to see on the faces of his mates expressions of agony like the one I am suppressing. Ayeeeeeee! They're all diggin' it! I know the guitar player can tune his guit. Why can't he hear that this singer is ****e!!! Vocalist comes in to listen thru. All are "totally stoked dude".
I figger I can't even begin to fix this mess if no one can hear ................. Oh, wait, maybe it's jazz......... no it's 'posed to be metal...... 'posed to be in tune......... It's a keeper! Band is stoked cuz singer nailed every tune on the first take..........
Must be coffin nails in their career hopes.
I'm mixing it this week. Plan on getting it down with no vocals and then bringing them in in the last lap so as to avoid destroying what's left of my brain with repeated listening......

What was the question?

Oh. And I wanna dial in some bass traps in the control room.
Old 25th June 2002
Gear Maniac
vsl666's Avatar
🎧 15 years
year !

what alpha said 1st !

e cue what the hell ! ? 2 houses ? jesus what gear have u got ??!

but 2 houses and no gear ? tho u would then have time to ring that number...

me ? i wanna move to the usa grggt so watch it over there !

get signed to decent label finish a record and get the live thing cooking

whilst finishing off my studio with sum new speakers new amp pro tools upgrade and 2 manley 16-2 rollz

mmmm well its always good to have a goal huh ?

good luck everyone ! *gulp*heh
Old 25th June 2002
Jules's Avatar
1) See one or more of my spec deals get some action.

2) Have the studio continue to be an island my freelancer chums can swim to in troubled waters. (it gives me time off!)

3) To 'get out more' - meet...women!

4) To examine outgoings carefully and trim unnessesary expenditure

5) Like Alpha, to not go insane
Old 25th June 2002
Gear Maniac
vsl666's Avatar
🎧 15 years

jules post three is in direct conflik with post 4 ! *LOL*

Old 25th June 2002
Gear Guru
Drumsound's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Get my new room done and my console working correctly. Make records. And Like Alfa said, not go insane, which is becoming harder by the day...
Old 25th June 2002
There is only one
alphajerk's Avatar
🎧 15 years
well according to the goverment, technically i went insane over a decade ago... yuktyy

serious plans? get my rooms actually finished [and im SO close].

i wouldnt mind getting some SERIOUS work that pays more, my gear whoring has gone down to the level of skank and there are several high dollar pieces i want that i need to ***** myself out for.
Old 25th June 2002
Lives for gear
jeronimo's Avatar
Buying some more gear, like better pres, converters and mics.
Getting an iBook so I can do some work at home (is this a good idea? ) and... wow, thatΒ΄s a lot for the next six months...
Old 25th June 2002
Lives for gear
davemc's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Long term
1) Pay off the bloody debt.
2) Buy a cool Vocal mic. (more bloody debt)
3) Finish off my rooms. Seems to be a reocurring theme with everyone.
4) Start getting some other engineers to use the place.
5) More gear.
6) Think about selling it all as it is too much, I have no social life.
7) More gear.
Old 25th June 2002
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
get some sort of break to convice myself that I will never not be living paycheck to paycheck

that or I am going back to school - life it too short to worry about things day in and out

comes a time you realize you chose the worse business to try to eat from
Old 25th June 2002
Lives for gear
Fibes's Avatar
🎧 15 years
1. Spend more time with those that are most important to me.
2. Finish my attic studio (so I can work at home).
3. Finish four albums that are all at 85% completion.
4. Get drunk with Alpha over July 4th week and hopefully check some mixes on his Adams.
5. Get some Adams.
6. Re-tool the tracking room with some fancy finishes.
7. Take a ******* break.
8. Come back from insane.
Old 26th June 2002
Gear Addict
Markus Stock's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Since the studio is very well booked this year (lots of long-time album projects) I think I will do a gear upgrade by the end of the year:
- New Monitors
- Better Pres (RNMP, Vintech)
- A decent main reverb processor (Lexicon of some sort), even though I am not an effect *****
- HEDD, Fatso, SPL Charisma or something of the like to warm things up
- A ****ing distressor

I don't think I can afford everything this year, but in a year from now I want to have all that ****...

Otherwise a long term goal is to work only with bands I REALLY enjoy working with. I've realized that most of the time, the bands you don't like because they can't play and ruin your work are decent guys, and the guys who are really good musicians are often arseholes. Working with people somewhere in between is most fun I think.

Oh yeah, working on the room would be fine too. A couple of corner bass traps and a new floor (wood) would be cool.
Old 27th June 2002
Lives for gear
C.Lambrechts's Avatar
🎧 15 years
in my dreams ...... get filthy rich .....

in reality ..... get the project of buiding a new studio and a production facility going and running .....
Old 2nd July 2002
One with big hooves
Jay Kahrs's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Get my new room built and on-line before September 1st (hey it might happen) pay off a little bit of my lots of debt and maybe get a Soundelux E47, U99 or Blue Bottle.
Old 2nd July 2002
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e-cue's Avatar
🎧 15 years
My new goal: To put every A&R putz (thanks for the yiddish lesson Fletch) I see in a choke hold.
Old 3rd July 2002
member no 666
Fletcher's Avatar
🎧 15 years

Originally posted by e-cue
My new goal: To put every A&R puts I see in a choke hold.
If you're going to use 'yiddish' terms, please spell them correctly... the word is "putz", it can be used as a synonym for "schmuck"...

To get back on topic... my personal goal for the year is to get the custom 'swing-arm' built for the bike I'm building. It looks like it's going to be the most difficult part of the project... so I know when that's built, fits, and does what it's supposed to do... then all I have to do is send the appropriate pieces out for 'powder coating' and painting... then assemble the motor, and build the rest of the bike...

Once this ride is finished... all will be good with the world, no matter how ****ing insane things get
Old 3rd July 2002
There is only one
alphajerk's Avatar
🎧 15 years
hey fletcher. i got a friend in this band i record who is BIG into customized bikes. he has been in a bunch of rags with his bike... apparently one of his good friends makes the bikes [and the tracks i just recorded for them might make their way onto some TLC special they are doing on him and his choppers] the guy does some killer work, at least looking at my friends bike. like "6 shooter" handles and post studs etc, suicide shifters etc. the actual bikes he builds are wicked as **** looking. basically just a tube frame with a motor, seat, and controls... wheels too.
Old 3rd July 2002
Jr. Gear Slut 2nd class
chessparov's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Learning enough to self-produce my artist demo in order to occasionally be a
"hired gun" session singer for fun and profit. (profit=support gear habit)

Old 4th July 2002
Lives for gear
Midlandmorgan's Avatar
🎧 15 years
1. Enhanced distribution of radio spots (52,000 square miles, but not one major market station...)

2. Reduce the extreme gear envy I have and start using my current/projected tools to their highest potential (although nothing short of a felony will prevent scoring a Great River NV...Fletcher, will ya take $500 for one? ...that's a joke...unless you accept...)

3. Locate, secure, and complete a larger facility.

4. Stop being a bitch tut when things don't go exactly as planned.

5. Lurk silently, absorbing as much knowledge as I can from the folks here.

6. Enjoy myself....If I want to be miserable, I'll go back to working music retail.
Old 6th July 2002
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
finish the ****ing record (or, at least, start)
Old 7th July 2002
Gear Head
Skwaidu's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Huh... what a forum... New here, hi everybody!

1) Not screw up my first major label engineering/ co- production gig(the first session for a radio single we did didn't have "the vibe" of the a-bit-too-well-done-soundwise-but-not-good-demo... now in the midst of a 14-day tracking session in beautiful Finnish countryside... 8 songs with ROCKING drums, bass and percussion keepers, done live with the rest of the band demoing, and the A&R guy LOVED the basic tracks)

2) Get our own place(maybe called Kekkonen studios after a late Finnish president) up and running within the next month

3) Keep my incredible girl around despite my miserable career choice

4) Play more guitar. Even practice

5) I dunno. pay the rent, I suppose?

6) Learn to love my own brand of insanitydfegad
Old 18th July 2002
Here for the gear
Blake Long's Avatar
🎧 15 years
1- Get more mics. 2- Get a drum set. 3- Record an all girl band made up of models from Playboy and make plans to tour with them all around the world. (Could happen)
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