Tomorrow will be one month since my last post. In the last month we have had some recording being done, but it has been more of a "for the fun of it" or "how does this sound" kind of recording. I really did not feel like I should charge the regular rate for these recordings but the artists said the price is the price so I charged them. I mention this only because I am finding that when I take away the "I have to do this to make a living" part out of my thinking I seem to do a better job. A couple of months back we were so busy, all I was seeing was dollar signs. I was looking at music catalogs and thinking about buying this and that and I guess in a way not paying attention to my creative, interesting side. This was becoming a job, not music, not fun, a JOB. Now I sit here with a small amount of recording to do and pay more attention to detail and what the artist is really trying to get across. It's amazing I guess how humbling and refreshing it is that by just losing some clients I have become a better person. Right now I'm thinking about down sizing the studio as a whole just to keep this feeling going. Of course if a hundred bands walk in and offer me thousands of dollars I may change my mind. But for right now I am very happy keeping it plain and simple.
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