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DAN
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Need to learn techniques from a Pro new
      #1006799 - 03/09/12 04:03 PM
Hi guys,

I thought I'd post this here rather than the production forum.

I really need to learn some techniques from a good producer/mixer. I've been pretty much self taught for the past 12 years, and I'm hoping to up my game.

Getting work experience in a good studio seems difficult these days (mainly due to lack of good studios and vast quantity of students), and I'm well aware of the regard that is held of courses on offer.

I've got the premises, the kit and the willingness to learn.

I've recently teamed up with a business partner, and the holes in my knowledge are becoming more and more apparent. I want to do three EP releases over the next twelve months, so all the tracks I'm working on at the moment need to be top notch.

So has anybody got any suggestions? I can go to a UK studio, or I can fly a producer over here and put him/her up in my dedicated accommodation at my place in south west France.

I hope that my basic skills (mic placement, recording, engineering etc) are OK - but I need to seriously improve my arranging, mixing and production.

We have signed a young artist recently, and will sign one or two more acts over the next year.

I am running ProTools 7, so it would help to learn on the same or newer version.

Obviously I will pay.

Please PM me,

Cheers,

Dan


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Scramble
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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1006800 - 03/09/12 04:08 PM
Mike Senior's your man:

http://www.cambridge-mt.com/AdviceTraining.htm

You being in France will make things a bit difficult, though.


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The Elf
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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1006808 - 03/09/12 04:18 PM
I do this on a regular basis - PM sent.

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Scramble
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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Elf]
      #1006813 - 03/09/12 04:30 PM
Being trained by the Elf would be brilliant (and that's a personal recommendation).


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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1007127 - 05/09/12 10:16 AM
I would second that recommendation for Mr. Elf. Just the right guy for the job spec.


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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Elf]
      #1007136 - 05/09/12 11:01 AM
Shucks guys!



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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1007801 - 10/09/12 07:34 AM
Without a doubt one of the 'good guys'.....plus a m8.

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1007808 - 10/09/12 08:41 AM
How disappointing....
I thought the thread might be the start of a "coming of age" story.......

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1007931 - 10/09/12 05:03 PM
50 shelves of eq

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1007933 - 10/09/12 06:07 PM
Most interesting..

I also would like to learn some musically stuff from the legendary Elf.. would you mind PMing me your rates



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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: Chevytraveller]
      #1007989 - 11/09/12 07:29 AM
PM on its way Chev!

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Elf]
      #1008010 - 11/09/12 10:56 AM
Hi

Can I jump on the bandwagon too?

I would be interested in some more information too.

Thanks

Lt


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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: turntable]
      #1008011 - 11/09/12 11:01 AM
With a few of us interested it might be worth organising a workshop..

How does that sound to Elven ears?..




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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: Chevytraveller]
      #1008050 - 11/09/12 03:10 PM
I'm humbled!

This is the honest truth (and I had already contacted SOS about this, so I have witnesses...)

After a few years of abstinence I *was* going to arrange another of my series of beginner/intermediate/advanced question/answer 6-person maximum digital recording/production workshops and announce it here, but the feedback I was getting was that people preferred one-to-one tuition/guidance/consultancy.

If there *is* sufficient demand for another workshop (or even a series of workshops), then I am happy to pursue this. There is a beautiful private residential studio I frequent in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside that is ideal for the job, so I was going to earmark it for a few evenings this autumn, but I'm flexible, depending on attendee demographics.

So if there genuinely is a desire for me to set up new workshops then let me know, either here or by PM and I'll make an honest assessment of viability.

It's nice to feel wanted!

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Elf]
      #1008054 - 11/09/12 03:45 PM
I'm sure you could easily rustle up 6 peeps from this community willing to learn Elvish..

just a question of time and place



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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1008514 - 14/09/12 04:23 PM
Thanks guys for your ideas.

Thanks especially to Jack Ruston who suffered beyond the call of duty and gave an honest critique of my mixes/arrangements. He confirmed what I thought - I need some serious skills.

I'm still up for some tuition, but I would prefer one-to-one rather than a workshop.

I'm flying out an arranger/keys guy/PT chap to help in the short term.

Dan

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1008522 - 14/09/12 05:47 PM
As I mentioned, I do 1-2-1 tuition, and/or mentoring, either at your own studio, mine, or a hired facility (which I can arrange).

If you're interested, just PM me.

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1008535 - 14/09/12 08:06 PM
Quote DAN:

Thanks guys for your ideas.

Thanks especially to Jack Ruston who suffered beyond the call of duty and gave an honest critique of my mixes/arrangements. He confirmed what I thought - I need some serious skills.






No problem at all, Dan.

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1017346 - 06/11/12 12:56 PM
Having recently jumped on the bandwagon with my first mentoring session from the Elf, I would just like to update this thread to share my experience with everyone on the boards who may also be interested in this

I first contacted the elf after finding myself in a dead end with my productions after finishing Music Tech at Uni, and I have to say that the first of hopefully many sessions has opened the door to a lot more possibilities with my work and has been a very positive experience.

I think its rare to find someone as genuine as the elf who is willing to pass on their hard earned knowledge..a true pro


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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1017382 - 06/11/12 03:45 PM
Sorry if this is hijacking the topic but can anyobdy recommend someone in the London (and preferably South West London) area?


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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: turntable]
      #1017416 - 06/11/12 08:48 PM
Aww... shucks, Turntable!

Thanks, man! It was a pleasure. You have a nice facility there - and I'm sure you have a good future ahead of you. Some of your clients clearly do give you some, err... intriguing problems!

The Bunk - I work everywhere both here and outside the UK. I'm happy to discuss with you if you can't find someone closer to home.

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Elf]
      #1017438 - 07/11/12 12:13 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, our elfin buddy

Andy

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: zenguitar]
      #1017442 - 07/11/12 12:41 AM
Indeed - and I hope you have a veritable forest of elven candles on your cake!


Martin

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: The Bunk]
      #1017444 - 07/11/12 12:47 AM
Quote The Bunk:

Sorry if this is hijacking the topic but can anyobdy recommend someone in the London (and preferably South West London) area?




Depending on your chosen genre there are other experts here who offer 1-2-1 tuition in various areas. I can personally recommend Eddie Bazil (Zukan of this parish), who resides in High Wycombe, has lots of satisfied students studying in person and via video link, and visits London regularly.

His web site gives you a good idea of his many varied areas of expertise:

www.samplecraze.com


Martin

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: Martin Walker]
      #1017463 - 07/11/12 07:03 AM
Thanks, guys!

This year it's either a 24u rack full of alternating Superanalogue and Liquid Channels, or a woolly hat to keep my pointy ears warm. Either is good!

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: DAN]
      #1017508 - 07/11/12 11:23 AM
Hi Elf,

i'd love some more info about your rates on these 1 to 1 sessions. I live in Widnes - northwest way not far from Liverpool but would be wiling to travel.

Cheers,

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro new [Re: Alibi Productions]
      #1017628 - 07/11/12 09:35 PM
Quote davegorst:

Hi Elf,

i'd love some more info about your rates on these 1 to 1 sessions. I live in Widnes - northwest way not far from Liverpool but would be wiling to travel.

Cheers,

Dave



Sure. I'll PM you tomorrow.

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Re: Need to learn techniques from a Pro [Re: DAN]
      #1017641 - 07/11/12 10:15 PM
Great stuff, thanks Elf!

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