So I'm getting paid a little extra for doing a bunch of overtime last week,
and I was thinking it would be fun to spend say $100 or $200 on buying an entire cheapass production setup, and seeing what I can produce with it. . . If I bought it all 2nd hand, I could always just sell it for whatever I paid (mostly anyway)
Then I thought. well you know.. maybe there are some other people out there, with a hundred or so spare. . or maybe less even? that would be interested in having like. . a production competition. where you can only use what you bought, and have to produce an EP or something over a short(ish - month or two? time to learn the gear etc..) period of time.
I dont know, can anyone afford such things? or would anyone be bothered enough to leave their computers, thousand dollar synths, etc etc alone for a while?
There was a thread over on livePA about such things recently but it basically deteriorated into 'you cant make good music unless you spend shitloads of money'...
Which I dont really think to be true...
would anyone be keen?
the $$ limit can be decided upon later, but I think the less it is.. the more people would enter, and the more interesting the results would be (to a certain extent anyway)
the rules would be something like, no using anything you own at the moment - including computers. so youd have to buy your computer if you wanted to use software. the exception to this being, you can digitize the master tracks in order to upload them (no intentional qualitative processing during this process though)
some kind of prize would be provided,
of equal shitness to the gear used in the competition... may or may not have monetary value or practical use.
If nobody wants to waste a bit of money (or at least 'invest it' for a month or two.. - who knows if you bought well you could even make a profit), perhaps I'll still blog my own exploration of cheapnesses.
The way I see it is, it forces you out of your comfort zone, and to think in different ways about producing than normal . . which can produce different musical ideas to normal too.