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Author Topic: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?  (Read 8522 times)

grizzly joe

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Re: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?
« Reply #60 on: April 18, 2006, 10:53:47 pm »

music is art.
recording is capturing art
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maxim

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Re: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2006, 12:11:35 am »

capturing art is art
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bilco

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Re: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?
« Reply #62 on: April 19, 2006, 12:43:38 pm »

This music/recording thing is my PASSION.  It's how I define who I am....

In order of passion, not necessarily competence:

Songwriter/Bassist/Recording Newbie/Acoustic Guitarist

Of course, the majority of folks in my day world view me as:

Husband/Dad/9-5 Workerbee Drone/He does something with music, but I don't know or care what it is

I could get by without recording in my life I guess; giving up bass playing as a sideman would be kind of hard and mean less $ coming in.

Giving up songwriting would be denying who/what I am and what I feel my purpose is, the one thing I think I am better than average at.

bilco
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trevord

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Re: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2006, 10:10:47 pm »

as far as the "pro" vs amateur debate goes...

I am an ASIC chip designer..
My last completed chip was an full implementation of the AAC in hardware (think Ipod) now i do digital control of CMOS based analog.

The point is...
not every "amateur" is ignorant of the industry (or audio theory).
Not everyone involved in the audio industry is involved in "recording", someone designs the chips you record with - are they (we) pro?

Personally, I am interested in a very narrow segment of the vast spectrum that is the "audio industry" - that is - computer based music synthesis and composition .... AND
design of digital audio ASIC's.

In the old days a "pro" in audio would be expected to know everything technical about the equipment they used - that was part of being pro.. but now the field is split
a good example..
any pro engineer 20 or 30 yrs ago was expected to know the push pull circuit for a power amplifier and be able to debug a problem in a simple high power amp if something happened. Then mos-fets hit and compound transistors and all of a sudden your "power amp" is a big black chip you bolted to a heat sink and connected to a power supply and the biggest  caps you could find.
Does that means building/designing power amps is lost - no...
it means engineers who liked power amps more than recording are now designing in silicon and they only do power amps
and engineers who liked recording more than fiddling with power amps now have more reliable power amps (which they don't have to repair as much).
Point is..
people who would have ended up in one field before are now split into more and more specialized roles (good or bad is a different story) all these roles are important and should be respected.

I know the majority of you are cool guys and most of this is just good natured BS but spare a thought for the poor sucker who is in a cube slaving over verilog 10 hrs a day wishing he was in a studio some place.

trevor
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Ryan Leigh Patterson

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Re: Is this music/recording thing just a hobby?
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2006, 04:08:11 am »

music/audio had paid me just enought to keep me chasing the bloody carrot...

I'm also a banker.... ouch.... it's a new hobby of mine, I figured that if I was going to take up any new hobbies, they might as well involve some sort of income, to make up for the lack of money my chosen profession provieds me with...

however, I forsee the inevitable happening once the big banker dollars start to roll in...


Musician  - "My Mr.Engineer, how your console has grown"

Me - "All the better to mix you with my dear"

Musician "My Mr Engineer, how your outboard conmpressors have grown"

Me - "All the better to compress you with"

Musician - "My Mr Engineer, how your mic collection has grown"

Me - "All the better to record you with"

Musician - "My Mr Engineer, how you patience with my crappy no budget, no talent, sorry excuse for a band has shrank"

Me - "All the better to kick your sorry ass out of my studio with"

Musican "but you used to record us for so cheap"

Me " yeah, but now I don't have to...... "

hmmm... I might be getting a tad jaded Embarassed



ohh sarah vaughn just poped up on itunes...ahhhh...

Embarassed  Embarassed
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