By tadros 8 Comments
Throughout my life's journey I've often asked myself what should come next. Where should I go, what should I do, and around the time I was 19 I had just quit my job as a produce clerk at a local supermarket and was pretty broke. I decided to go into a field that I had always loved, music. I've been a guitarist/singer for a local band for years at this point, and our recordings always sounded like trash even when in the hands of "professional" engineers. So I decided to go to trade school in New York City - Institute of Audio Research to be exact. The school wasn't terrible, the professors were real industry professionals and I learned a great deal of recording and editing music using Protools, professional microphones, and an amazing recording environment. I graduated after nine months with a 3.94 GPA and couldn't wait to get started. So using what little cash I had left, I purchased an M-Audio Firewire box (I think it was the 18/14) and used some pre amps that I wired in school. I have since put years of work into transforming my basement into a somewhat professional environment. Thousands of dollars saved from crappy jobs just to build this studio. Though the audio career path never fully worked out for me and I am now in college studying English, I don't regret the time and effort I put into the art of recording. As an aspiring journalist, I feel that my recording background may give me a little leverage in my future. Who knows? Now the studio is used to record videos for my youtube channel, podcasts, and the occasional high school "rock" band or "rapper."
Pictured below is how my studio looked in 2009. I now have a 2011 Macbook Pro, a Daking Mic IV Pre Amp, a Hauppauge HDPVR, and a 22inch Samsung TV on that desk. I should really take a new picture.