I did a reader poll a few months ago asking what you as the reader would like to see more of, and it was very helpful. Hopefully you’ve seen how I’ve implemented some of your suggestions.

I’ve tried to keep a pretty balance video-to-article ratio, and I’ve added more product-related content.

What next?

I’ve got a list of ideas for the next few months, but I’d really love your feedback. If you enjoy this blog, please let me know what I can do to make it better. You can do so in the comments section below.

Check this out

I got a lot of good feedback from two videos I posted – Intro to EQ and Intro to Compression. As you can see, these videos merely scratch the surface of everything involved with EQ and compression (and mixing and editing in general).

In thinking through all this, I think it might be a great idea to release a series of eBooks on these and similar topics. These eBooks would dive more in-depth into each topic, much deeper than I could feasibly go here on the blog. In addition, they would include a lot of videos to “flesh out” each concept as we go through them. In fact, I could even provide audio and session files, so you could follow right along with the videos.

In addition, I could also set up a special online forum specifically for answering questions that arise as you work through the material.

Question for you

Do you like this idea? Would you be interested? Would this be something you’d pay for? If so, how much? Also, would you prefer to have all the material at once (one download), or would you rather receive a new section every week?

Please don’t worry. These eBook/video products will in no way interfere with Home Studio Corner itself. I will continue to provide consistent, helpful content for free right here on the blog. You are welcome to enjoy as much of the free content as you want, as long as you want.

However, I know there are some of you out there that would like to delve a bit deeper into some of these concepts, and I’d like to offer that to you.

Thanks for reading. Please leave a comment with your feedback. If you’re uncomfortable with leaving a comment, that’s fine. You’re welcome to send me an email – joe [at] homestudiocorner.com. Thanks!!

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  • I would be interested in how to colloborate online and how to share recorded tracks back and forth to other band members who have daws so they can add their tracks and pass them on.

    • Hey Rick – I can’t remember if you’re a VIP member, but I covered this in one of the VIP Session videos. I showed how I collaborated with Travis Whitmore on drums for a song.

  • I’ve been enjoying your blog tremendously, Joe. Keep the great info coming.

    One suggestion might be to offer both ebooks and hard copy books through a self-publishing website such as Lulu.com. I have published a few things for myself and have been impressed with the quality of the printing. Ebooks are great, but I am like Ross above and sometimes just enjoy sitting down with a hard copy instead of trying to locate a particular ebook on my system.

    The videos are also great info. i am not surprised that you have had such a great response to both the EQ and compression videos. Both of these concept are some of the hardest to explain in written form. Keep the videos coming.

    Again, keep up the great work and i look forward to more in the future. Take care.

    Greg Rice

    • Thanks Greg! A hard copy hadn’t crossed my mind, but it makes sense to make them available in as many formats as possible. Thank you for the feedback!

  • I like the idea of the ebooks. I am a fan of the idea of having videos to go along with what I’m reading. Depending on how much information is in each book, i could see paying $10-15 for a book.

    • Thanks Scott! That’s the price range I was thinking…I appreciate the affirmation!

  • Ross McMillan

    Hey Joe,
    I love how you want to take your knowledge further and I’d totally be willing to pay. However, I can’t stand reading eBooks, and I’m sure many people feel the same. I would prefer to see some video stuff like the RecordingSchoolOnline videos and Mix It Like a Record.
    Having said that, I would probably still buy some eBooks just because I know that you know your stuff about home recording.

    Ross.

    • Thanks Ross! This is exactly the kind of feedback I’m wanting. Anyone else?