“But my friends think it sounds good”

Mike Grutka
Director of Admissions

I get to talk to people everyday from all over the world who love music and production. Some are releasing music, some have clients they work with. You know what they all have in common? They can’t quite get all the way there. Something is missing.

I hear all kinds of reasons: I don’t have XYZ microphone. If I only bought ABC plug-in. I don’t have a ‘professional space’. The list goes on. Maybe you’ve told yourself the same thing. Maybe.

I always ask these people well, where do you want to be? Again, common answers: I want to do this full time. I want to make $$. I want professional quality.

Awesome. So – why aren’t you there?

This is where I hear the justifications. “Well I mean, none of my clients have ever complained” “My friends think it sounds good”

Great! You’re a pro!!! BUT – the fact is they are still on a session. With me. Looking for help. Somewhere inside they know they aren’t where they want to be. Could be. Something is missing and they need help.

I know. I used to be one of these people. I was ‘good enough’. I was ‘better than my friends’ I ‘wasn’t terrible’

I also was so frustrated when hearing my final masters against my favorite music that I quit releasing music for 5 years. Don’t be like me. It’s truly soul crushing.

If any of this sounds like you why don’t you book a session with us and see if we have what you need to get you to where you want to be?

Book a call with our team to discuss our 2-year mixing + mastering program, “The Reverse Engineer”

Here’s to a year of great music…

Director of Admissions

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