audiofreek Posted February 15, 2003 Share Posted February 15, 2003 Have you ever advised local musicians on building a home project studio,only to find out they are setting up as your competition? I have become respected in my community of 70,000 people,as a recording expert.In the name of good relations I give my advise somewhat freely.Local music retailers pass my name on to potential clients.In the last four or five years,about five new studios have opened up shop,sporting modest setups,VS1680s to native DAWs and advertising ridculously low flat rate recording time.It seems there are now more studios,than there are bands to record. I fully intend to keep at my craft and keep building my studio.I realize that being an established buisiness,with superior gear and expertise gives me the advantage.My clients have been quite loyal and pleased with my sevcices. 2002 has been the worst year in my 8 years of operation,2001 was my best.I think my biggest competion is coming from a guy who is using an old tascam 8 trk 1/2" machine.His tracks are sounding quite good and he's used my services a couple of times for duplication and mastering. The main market here is in young hardcore bands. They are noticing improved results with analog,I've got a 1/2 track for mastering,but it does not provide the wonderfull affect that hitting the tape hard on a drum track can have,or the smoothing affect it can have on electric guitars.I think I am being faced with inevitable expantion to 1" or 2" format,and a considerable increase in operating costs in order to dominate the market.Is anyone else experiencing the same trend Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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