Lightning Ridge Studios

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Interview with Lightning Ridge Studios

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: A heavy metal band I really can't talk about, at this moment.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: We have an analog desk, but we record in the digital format. Analog tape sounds great, but it is just way too time consuming and expensive for our clients.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To always do the best I can possibly do to make their songs sound excellent.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: When a song is finally finished and the artist or artists and I realize that it is magic.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Why are your rates so low? I am trying to help out musicians in these very difficult times.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That anyone can make a great sounding song in their bedroom.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: How can I help you?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Make sure they know what they are doing.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My analog desk, my digital interface, my two computers, and my monitors.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I have been in and out of studios since I was 17 years old. I am now 52. A long time.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Polished with some rough edges.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Buddy Guy. The last of the real blue guitar players.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Garbage in, garbage out. Make sure it is good before you record it.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: A little bit of this and a little bit of that.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Having a song be great without fixing it later with computer programs.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: My many years of experience.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Getting a great sound before all the other stuff is added.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Both analog and digital interfaces. Some outboard gear and a ton of plugins.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Berry Gordy, Mutt Lange,Jim Steinman,Chris Thomas,Chris Thomas,Dr. Dre, Butch Vig,Rick Rubin,Nile Rodgers,Quincy Jones,and so on...

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Recording artists and offering a place for them to rehearse.

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