Sennheiser HD650 as a "reference’’ Its not flat at all… so I hear, so actually NO really good reference.
And no flat room for at least the next 2 years. First I need to finish the house, then get money for the mix en record room, and I’m not rich, so you get my point
Action plan: Improve myself as good as I can in anticipation of having a better work environment.
No offence to any other beginner or hobbyist on here, I’m probably way behind you all in terms of knowledge about this hobby of ours, so I don’t wanna come of dicky, but as I really want to make some kind of living off this music/recording thing, I hope I can get some good advice from people on here that have been doing this professionally for quite some time now, so I can get a good idea of how to plan my next moves.
Halve year ago I checked out SEA institute in Belgium, more specifically there audio engineer bachelor. I went there, checked out the school, spoke to a teacher, and saw there live and mix rooms, and what gear they had. It seemed like the real deal! But since they are not sponsored by the state, you have to pay full charge, which was 22.000€ macbook included but who gives a shit about a stupid macbook :p. After finally finding a school I could get a good excuse for the tax bureau here to take a pause on my job and get some funding to study, this was quite the bummer. I was pissed and decided to fuck em all, and learn the craft on my own, the help of internet and the people on it. So far I’ve been very lucky as to not being set behind for making “stupid” purchases, cause I knew quite fast that the source and the place you record and mix it, are so much more important then having high-end gear and such. I want to improve myself so bad, and I regularly practice with my few plug-ins and ideas I get from reading here and reading manuals or viewing video’s, but I also have a limit on my time and energy, cause at the moment I’m building a house, do a job, make some music with the bands, and need to relax as well so I want to spend the time I practice as useful as possible. As a musician I know more then well that lets say when practising scales, you grow much faster, if you focus on just one scale first, and learn it really well, you’ll learn the others after that much quicker and easier then when you would start with all of them at a time. So I want to do the same with mixing, cause recording is left to guitar and bass, true DI and vst’s, and drum via midi. Vocals in a bad room true an SM58. But how can I do that, not forgetting I’m stuck with the cans and no other references then a car and home stereo’s that suck. How could you advise me on what to focus on the most, so I will understand how to get the sound I’m looking for, after hearing curtain tracks, later on when I have my studio. I would say maybe compressors (and then you think ) but like I said I want to hear the opinion from a professional, successfully or not (doesn’t matter), but experienced, just like the music teachers I had, for short moments of time.
Momentarily I have the following digital gear:
Line6 interface: pod ux2
-CLA Classic Compressors
-C4 Multiband Compressor
bias fx guitar sim
podfarm line 6 guitar sim
TDR nova multiband comp
and a few more stock plugs from cubase
Please, if you give advice, do it in the “if I where to start NOW” form cause its probably the most relevant
I know, I’m asking FOR A LOT, sorry If I where to be able to live off of this, I’ll try to be some one who gives back to his community as well!
Maybe a long way of just asking some planning advice, but I really wanted to make sure I’m not just gonna put the thoughts brought up here aside if I don’t like em. So any time you put in making a comment here trying to help a pour soul is not gonna be in vein, but well considered cause I’m gonna spend quite some bucks and time on this stuff in the next 30 years or so at least. And not like my dad finds 300 bucks for a stereo a lot
I’ll thank you big time in advance, so the emotional part is out of the way. Oké, space-eggs are kicking in. Time to clean the house, lol…
No really, thanks !