- Can you recommend a certain piece of gear, or do you have advice on how to record?
Yes, we absolutely can! In fact, that's exactly the reason why we've built this whole website. Please check out the downloads, articles, podcasts and videos we put out. You'll find tons of information on here. Not found what you were looking for? Send uns a message and we'll consider your question for our ongoing content (podcast, articles, videos, etc.). Or apply for a personal 1-on-1 coaching session with me by clicking the red button at the bottom of this page.
- I have a content idea or want my question to be answered publicly. Are you interested?
Absolutely! Please send us your feedback, content ideas and questions via email or use the contact form on our website and we will consider them for future articles, posts, podcast episodes or videos. This is the address you can use to do that: firstname.lastname@example.org
- I want to write a guest post. Are you interested?
Absolutely! Please use this email address to tell us about yourself, your content idea and why you would like to contribute: email@example.com
Don't forget to include links to your previous work, if you have any.
- Where can i find the free Self-Recording Band Facebook Community?
Just click this link: theselfrecordingband.com/community
- I have a question or feedback for the Self-Recording Band Podcast. Where do I send that?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I have a question about your studio and mixing/mastering service, Outback Recordings. Where do I send that?
Please check the Outback Recordings FAQ first. If you can't find your answer, please email email@example.com or go to benedikthain.com.
- Do you offer internships?
We currently don't offer internships. But feel free to send us your CV, examples of your work (no downloads please), or just a good intro email that explains why you're interested in becoming a team member of The Self-Recording Band. If your application sounds interesting, we will get in touch and see if there's an opportunity for future work.
Questions About Our Coaching Program:
- What if I’m not skilled enough as a musician? What if my songs are not good enough?
First of all we’ll talk about that before we even start the program. We’ll chat and see where you are at the moment and where you want to go. We only promise attainable results and we won’t take your money if we feel like you’re not ready, yet. That being said, a big part of the program is about songwriting, playing technique, arrangement and all the super important foundational things that go into making a record, so we’ll help you level up your skills as musicians and performers first, before we ever dive into recording.
- I don’t have a goal, I just want to make music. Is this only for ambitious bands trying to become pros?
Are you sure you don’t have a goal? This doesn’t have to be money, fame or growing the band at all. Maybe you want to feel proud about the record you made and happily show it to your friends and family. Maybe self-actualization is your goal and you want to feel happy and fulfilled every time you listen to your own record. Those are good goals and we can definitely help you achieve those.
- I want to figure it out myself. Why would I want to follow rules or a curriculum?
Because one doesn’t exclude the other. There are no hard rules and we don’t teach any in our program. Instead, we encourage you to experiment and create unique, exciting sounds. And we empower you to do so successfully by giving you a toolkit, options, starting points, as well as the right mindset and knowledge to come up with something cool in any situation.
- I’m not a tech person, I’m an artist and a creative. What if the technical part is too overwhelming and frustrating for me?
Perfect! The biggest part of our program and method is not about anything technical, but about the music and the right approaches to bring out the energy, vibe and emotion in it. We avoid tech talk as much as possible and make it all about the art. Because it is all about the art.
- How much does this cost?
The price for our coaching program can change with increasing demand. Also, it might be different in some situations, depending on the needs and wants of the student. Let’s talk about that in person and please rest assured that your investment will always be in line with your goals and attainable results. If this is not the case, we will not take your money.
- Why would I want to pay for this instead of using all the free info out there?
Because this will actually give you results. Nothing beats personal guidance, qualified feedback and a structured action plan that you can follow. Have you successfully implemented what you’ve learned for free? Do your records sound amazing and connect with people the way you want them to? If the answer is yes, then congrats! Keep up the good work! If the answer is no, consider booking a free call with us, so you can experience the difference.
- I don’t have a ton of gear or an awesome space to pull this off. Can I still do it?
Absolutely! We’ll help you find the right gear within your budget or make the most out of what you have. We’ll also help you optimize your room and make your jam space work without spending a ton of money. And at the end of the day, the gear doesn’t matter as much as most people think. You got this! And we got you!
- This seems super overwhelming and I’m already busy. How much time do I need to set aside for this?
You can go through all this at your own pace and you have lifetime access to the materials, so no need to rush. That said, during our first three months of 1-on1 coaching, I’d encourage you to set aside a couple of hours each week to watch the content, implement what you’ve learned, finish and submit your deliverables, experiment, practice and improve your skills or jump on a coaching call. Yes, it requires effort and will take a little while. But it’s going to be so much faster and more efficient than using any other learning method and you can still easily do it if you have a regular full time job.
You can never successfully be a musician, producer and engineer at once. How would I deal with having to wear so many hats?
You’re right, this is one of the biggest challenges, if not the biggest challenge with DIY-recording. That’s why we teach you which roles you need, how they are defined, why they exist, how to distribute those roles within the band, how to approach it and do it successfully if you’re on your own (without going insane in the process), how to build teams and find the right collaborators and how to stay objective, despite doing it all.