Article : It's not the gear; it's the engineer ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ We discuss artists working at other studios regularly with our clients and have learned alot about different people's experiences over the years. Something that regularly stood out are the reasons people go to different #studios. Many of which are reasonable and wise, yet as you know #agrade specifically targets areas which people tend to falter in order to protect the best interests of our loyal supporter base. So #letstalkaboutit⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ One regular thing we experience #artists doing is venting frustrations about how hard it is to find studios where the quality of work is consistent, the prices are reasonable and communication is strong. Often phrases such as "The #studio looked amazing, the song sounded great in the studio but when I got home it sounded terrible" or "I don't understand, they said they've worked for *insert #popular artist here*, why doesn't my song sound like theres". We think it is important that we give our readership some clarity.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ You as an independent #artist / #label must take FULL responsibility for how you decide who is going to be your main engineers. It is very true that many people are taking cool photos next to studio #gear and declaring they are engineers. There are many more people seizing every "photo op" with someone who will make them appear professional. This is just #marketing, and no engineer is at fault for engaging in practices to generate business. Yet it is YOUR responsibility to become mindful of each person you work with, and whether or not your developing under their professional direction. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Be aware some build reputations "on credit" of working with other people, but what is not often explained is that often a song may be recorded at one studio, #mixed at another, and then #mastered at another. So ask yourself; WHAT DO THEY UNDERSTAND ? Did they simply track the recording and send off to a skilled engineer
Great launch for new studio site and opening exhibition @engageartstudios. ‘Where you are lost we are sídhe’ runs until the 29th June. Gallery opening hours Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-5 Curated by Moran Been-noon. Artists: Monique Blom, Zara Lyness, Ilaria Pellizzaro, Anushiya Sundaralingam, Ruby Wallis. @z.lyness @ilariapellizzaro @batinzedesert @rubywallis_com @mnqblom @anushiyaartist #contemporaryart#exhibition#studios#collective#sculpture
Sincere thanks to my dear friend and photographer Manos Chatzikonstantis for coming to the Chelsea Flower Show for two days, and for his patience in documenting the step-by-step process of how I make the Seed pod series. . . #repost @manoswashere (@get_repost) ・・・ I had two fantastic days at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, @rhs_chelseaflowershow , documenting the ceramist extraordinaire Corrie Bain, @corriebainceramics working on one of the pieces of her seed-pod series during her residency at the Artisan studios. Corrie works with Limoges porcelain to create her #delicate and very elaborate current work. The piece will be further developed over the duration of the show, so enough time for you to drop by in case you’re visiting. The beautiful #garden buildings of the Artisan #studios are provided by @malverngb .