I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution.
Graham is a wonderful mentor to so many people, his philosophy is based on encouraging creativity above everything else, it’s a message very close to my own heart! Creativity is King!
Sitting with headphones on listening to Queen’s ‘A Night At The Opera’ at 8 years old I was blown away with what I was hearing and this feeling is why I get up every day to make the best music I can! To be inspired and to inspire others is a huge part of my life!
Over the years of doing this, I’ve worked for far too little pay, spent too much time away from my family and burned some bridges.
But I’ve also created some amazing life long relationships and made incredible music.
I must credit Graham here with the following which I took from the email he sent to his subscribers regarding our interview, which I am of course one:-
I know that so many of my readers would like to venture out into that world as well, but they have some fears:
- They fear not being “good enough”
- They fear charging too much (or more likely it’s too little)
- They fear not being able to convince people to work with them
I’ve had (and still sometimes have) all those fears. But that hasn’t stopped me from doing some great work over the years.
And it shouldn’t stop you.
In this 54 minute talk we cover some important topics like:
- Why creativity is the secret sauce to making killer sounding records (not gear or technical skill)
- How to balance your job, family, home life, music career, and other passions
- Why now is the best time in the history of music making to start a side audio business recording or mixing bands
- The “average person hack” that helps you get a great mix
- And more…
We covered so many real, every day issues about music making in this day and age, that I think are super relevant to you as a home or project studio owner.
Those of you that follow me closely know I started Produce Like A Pro because I wanted to break down the dogma and bring it back to the music!
Graham is the real deal, he helps people every day for free and the courses he sells are geared towards helping even more, but frankly he has so much free information out there that’s truly wonderful and I look forward to his emails!
Graham launched the Audio Income Project to encourage the ability to earn a great side income or a full time income doing something you love – recording and mixing!
He said some very kind things about me and I must say he deserves them all too! He’s is a class act, a real gentleman in the music industry and he is genuinely trying to help people make great sounding music.
Please enjoy the video and click here to check out The Recording Revolution Audio Income Project!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,
Great stuff as usual Warren!
I watched the video the other day, and I couldn’t agree more with your opinion of Graham. I had the unique opportunity to meet and have lunch with him at NAMM as well. Great guy, positive attitude, with nothing more than the willingness to do good things for others. Same goes for you Warren!
Hi @BenRico:disqus Fantastic!! I agree 100%!! Graham’s positive message is infectious!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Good words of wisdom. Enjoy you two, keep up the good work(fight).
Hi @todddrummer:disqus Thanks very much!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Without creativity, we’re only talking technique. Technique is disincarnated, excellent technicians are easy to find, are interchangeable and technique can be learnt or applied with books or recipes. That ain’t gonna make you a good chef though, just an average one if you’re solely technically proficient. Ancient greeks set out 3 forms of intelligence;. (1) the Episteme, i.e. the ability to abstraction, to handling abstract concepts; (2) the Techne, i.e technical mastery, and; (3) the Metis, a blend of savviness, cunning plans (yes Balderic), tricks etc. Without the latter, nothing that differentiates one individual from the bunch.
Creativity is what makes one unique and the more metis one applies do whatever one is doing, provided that technical skills are up to the task, the more creative” will the end result be. As recording/producing music is about making a unique piece of work, possibly art, and not a standard product, of course, creativity is the secret sauce. I say, that is a tad mundane old chap! But it’s jolly good to repeat again and again that, no matter what mistakes one makes, what matter is what makes one unique and not necessarily better than others.
Thus, when an imbecile does not know, he pretends to know. When an intelligent man does not know, he invents…
Hi @pascalclerotte:disqus thanks for those extremely wise words! Great quotes!! I might have to steal them! haha I highly suggest being fantastic at your DAW so you can concentrate on the music creation, the technical side should be instinctive! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren
Be my guest, steal them! It’s free and fully open source…
You rock @pascalclerotte:disqus!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren