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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Arpangel » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:39 am

This all reminds me of my old friend Mike Skeet, full time free thinker and pro classical recording engineer of many years standing, he managed to make a living "entirely" from his recording activities as a one man band. His expectations were this, to continue recording, which he loved, and to buy his food and pay his mortgage with his earnings from recording,
This he did very successfully up until about a year before he died.
It is still possible to make a living from recording, engineering, alone, it depends on your expectations.
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:39 pm

I think that might be a somewhat optimistic view. I was under the impression he had other income streams too... including a BT pension... AFAIK he didn't do anything like enough paid recording work to sustain himself entirely.
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:18 pm

Sounds like it was written by the tea boy........

That was kind of my impression. Looks like a standard 'how to build a home studio' blog by any of the big name retailers etc.
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Arpangel » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:32 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I think that might be a somewhat optimistic view. I was under the impression he had other income streams too... including a BT pension... AFAIK he didn't do anything like enough paid recording work to sustain himself entirely.

He definitely did have enough work coming in when I first met him, always out on jobs, so many he had to sub some out.
True he did have his pension, and in the later days of his life that saved his bacon, literally.
He lived very meagrely, and all money made from recording went back into buying equipment. He also charged very modestly for his services, as his lifestyle was so minimal he didn’t need much.
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Philbo King » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:21 pm

It seems to me this is a beginners guide. Which is actually a nice gesture. Perhaps a bit dangerous for those beginners who see it & rush to buy without doing their own due diligence research (but that's always the case).

As such, more experienced people will doubtless make their own decisions.
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby MOF » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:22 pm

Perhaps a bit dangerous for those beginners who see it & rush to buy without doing their own due diligence research (but that's always the case).
Then they find this forum and ask how to plug it all together and what to do next :lol:
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:49 pm

If they're lucky........ :headbang:
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Re: So what gear does Abbey Road recommend for a home studio?

Postby Argiletonne » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:11 pm

huh? abbey road making house calls now.
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