The Machines Are Taking Overrrrrr….
Automation, robots, and high tech software are advancing the progression of humans and how we get shit done.
I’ve tested Landr out with some decent results.
I uploaded a song to Landr that I mixed (singer song writer type stuff with just basic acoustic gtr and vocals) and then it shat out a mastered version and sent it to my email.
It’s actually kinda cool how it works. It allows you to a/b compare the unmastered and mastered versions instantly. And also allows you change the intensity of the limiting and compression.
Is This Good or Bad?
There’s two ways to look at this:
- You can decide that the future of audio engineering is over and change careers…or
- Adapt, bob, and weave.
I’ll go for the latter. This could be an opportunity for you to use services like Landr as a tool to help you earn more.
For instance, you could charge recording clients extra to have their songs mastered at a lower rate. Maybe they never planned on getting their stuff mastered. But if you tell them they can get a mastered version for an small extra fee, this could add more profits for you AND make the client happy because they got a great deal.
You could use this service and just give away free masters as part of your pricing. Adding deliverables like this to your pricing package will make you more attractive when clients are comparing you to other engineers.
Here’s a preview of what Landr’s interface looks like:
Watch Landr master a song in minutes:
Here’s a link to an interview of the creators of Landr:
I like making my life easier.
What would you do with services like this?
Will you use it to your advantage?
Or will you do nothing and let the robots take over?
Let me know how you could make money with this in the comments.