Maximizing Your Studio Time

This video, via Converse, takes a look at maximizing your studio time.

Via the awesomely powerful Synthtopia Submit A Story page:

I thought Synthtopia would be interestes this video about how to maximize studio time featuring The Bodega Girls, Robert Carmine (Rooney), Dan Black, Homeboy Sandman and More from Converse’s Rubber Tracks.

If you are not familiar, Converse Rubber Tracks is a new recording studio opening in Brooklyn, NY in early 2011. It will provide emerging artists with the opportunity to record music in a state-of-the-art studio with a team of professional engineers for free! Musicians can visit Converse to receive more information about Converse Rubber Tracks studio and details on the registration process.

Please share this with your readers. They might be interested in submitting some music of their own!

Sounds like a cool project.  More on Converse’ Rubber Tracks below.

2 thoughts on “Maximizing Your Studio Time

  1. First of all I'd be very careful here. Free isn't really free here (see below).

    Second… The link in the article doesn't work. Which makes me even more skeptic about the whole thing; when googleing for all this I came across another website which featured this story as well:

    Guess what? The link in their story behaves *exactly* as the link in yours; both go back to the originating website and end up on a 404. In the case of synthtopia:….

    So, the real URL should be:

    The place where you can register for story time is here:

    Still, I'd be very skeptic. Check their terms and conditions for example: "If you and/or your band is accepted by Converse to use its Rubber Tracks music studio to record, mix, and edit your music you will be required to sign certain releases and waivers which contain some of the terms and conditions outlined below.".

    And as could be expected, one of the things you need to agree to: "You will own the music you create, but Converse may ask you for the right to use it – here are some of the ways". And: "Converse can use the music internally forever.".

    Is this really free?

    I guess for a beginning musician it could be a good opportunity to get to work with a professional environment and obtain some (hopefully) quality end material. But do keep in mind that this does come at a cost. By providing your work for free Converse will also narrow your chances to, for example, sell your music.

    Then again, on the other hand it might also make you better known since more people might come into contact with your work. So its not all that black/white here.

    Either way; don't focus too much on the "free" part, because in the end its not really free. Whether this is a pro or con depends on your own situation.

  2. SynthFan –

    I updated the link. The link that Converse supplied when they used the submit a story page didn't have "http://" on it, so browsers were treating the link as if if was something on this site. Thanks for letting me know about the bad link!

    I'd agree with your comments about being skeptical about free services. But remember that these issues apply when you do things like post a video on YouTube or something on Twitter, too.

    Good advice, though – if you use free services – make sure you know what the real deal is!

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