Playing with my Knobs

Mixing BoardMy career path, if it can be called that, has been a strange journey.  Over the past two years I have been forced to learn quite a bit more than I expected about live sound production.  I am still a rank amateur but I am learning every day.  I am finding that I really enjoy this kind of work.  No so much the setup part but the actual running of the show.  At least when everything is working.  It’s not as fun when there are technical problems.  The thing is, I never had any talent for making music.  It’s just not in my DNA.  It should be but somehow it skipped me.  Even though I don’t have any skill for making music, the reproduction of sound has always been something I was interested in.

As a little kid I can remember being fascinated by tape recorders and the ability to say something and have it played back to you.  Maybe that is where it started.  I can remember always wanting to play with my dad’s stereo system and I even remember taking apart one of his speakers once.  I have been taking stuff apart ever since.

I wonder if I had had access to the technology that I have access to today would I have gone into music production?  I feel way too old to try and follow that rabbit very far today.  I still like learning so I will keep at it until such time as I can not.

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