Ask Joe #84 – Getting Clients and Dealing With Noise

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Questions covered this week:

  • If I’m recording acoustic guitar or vox with an LDC or SDC, does it matter if the microphone/s are facing my studio monitors, computer, external hard drives, outboard gear, etc?
  • Do you have any tips for getting over writer’s block?
  • Do you have any suggestions on how to build your client base?

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How a Client Fell Right in My Lap

About a year ago I got a new client without even trying.

Here’s the story.

A fantastic independent artist here in Nashville decided she finally wanted to buy a Pro Tools rig for herself. She wasn’t looking to be a Pro Tools expert or anything. She just wanted to be able to record ideas at home and familiarize herself more with the technical side of recording.

Unfortunately, she was having a hard time figuring things out.

She and I had only met maybe once or twice, but a mutual friend of ours asked me if I could give her a hand. (more…)