Graham Cochrane on Self-Mastering, Mixing and Freelancing

I have to be talking to a pretty special guest to wake up at 5AM for a 6:30AM interview.

Graham Cochrane is the mastermind behind The Recording Revolutionwhere his mission is to empower home studio owners. He’s been running that website for over 6 years now, which he talks about in this episode.

We talk about a ton of stuff, and I’m not going to give any spoilers. All I’ll say is that if you have questions about mixing or doing freelance work, then this is for you.

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What we talk about:

  • Developing a portfolio as a freelancer
  • Setting your rates for music production services
  • The core concepts of mixing audio
  • Mastering your own work versus using an engineer
  • The essentials of a home studio
  • Finding inspiration using new tools and physical settings
  • Techniques for dealing with writer’s block
  • Avoiding being overly technical in the production process
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Cool things mentioned in the episode:

Graham Cochrane on the Web:

The Music Marketing Academy

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