Hi OTT. Im 32 years old. Been playing with sound on and off for 10 years. Some terrible shit happened so I quit it and came back to it 3 years ago. I work 5 days a week in low wage job. Im going back to college to try and get a decent wage by the time im 40. Problem is that I cant stop thinking about making music and I only really get a day or 2 a week..and sometimes not. Im depressed every day. All i think about is music. I have a teacher for theory and stuff. What im trying to say is that its the only thing that makes me happy. I might stop working so much and live on the absolute minimum but Im a afraid of the future. Afraid of being a broke loser. What do you think? I feel like I should give 100% to this. Its like...a broken dream or something. It hurts. Imagine you could only write tunes 1 day a week? Dunno. Its a first world problem I suppose. But its like a dull ache in my chest. Everyday. I should be doing music stuff...Anyway I love your latest album. I hope you live long.
I was in EXACTLY that position when I was 32. My career as a studio engineer had fallen apart as a result of a back injury I sustained, and at 32 I was living alone, munching anti-depressants and living on government handouts.
I reached the point where I was pricing up all my synths and studio gear and was preparing to sell it all and buy car and get a straight job. As a last resort I decided to give it one more go - to work as hard as I could to make a record I really loved.
I ended up making two - 'Hallucinogen In Dub' and 'Blumenkraft'.
I would much rather risk being a 'broke loser' than get to my old age and realise I pissed my life away doing pointless shit for a few pennies an hour because I was afraid of failing.
Hi Ott, could you describe a bit your workflow mixing wise?
You record analog synths in ableton and you mix in cubase?
Or you still mix in your console?
Also how about eqing? Any favorite eq plugin or any tips how you approach eq in general in the mixing stage?... or even before :)
Thanks a lot
I'm thinking about getting Komplete 10 and wondering what you find most usefull in the package.