3 Home Studio Nightmares to Avoid

halloweenYou know I couldn’t let Halloween go by without some sort of Halloween-themed post, right? Right.

I’ve had plenty of “scary moments” over the years in my studio. After all, you put your blood, sweat, and tears into the thing, an it definitely hurts when things don’t go exactly as planned.

If you’re just starting out, here are a few things you want to avoid as much as possible. If you’ve been recording for years, you should read this too and make sure you’re not getting lazy. Any of these can happen, and most of them are avoidable. (more…)

The Wrong Way to Set Deadlines

analog clockI’ve got a confession to make.

I don’t always hit my recording deadlines. It’s true.

I’ve shared with you why it’s important to set deadlines, but if you don’t go about it the right way, your deadlines are just arbitrary dates…snatched out of thin air. They’ll come and go before you know it, and you won’t be any closer to your goals.

That said, you should accept the fact that you’re probably going to miss a deadline or two, especially if it’s self-imposed. The problem with self-imposed deadlines is that you can always talk yourself out of them. There’s no one there to hold you accountable.

When working with clients, it’s a little easier, because once you tell them a date, you know they’re expecting you to be finished by that date. (more…)