Joel Proulx, the man behind The Home Recording Network
Over 10 years ago I purchased my first PreSonus 8 channel interface, a pack of cheap Samson drum microphones and a copy of Logic 8. The only purpose of all this was to record the band I was currently playing in. I was in college at the time and had no idea that RECORDING MUSIC would become my TRUE PASSION.
My dream at the time was to record my band, and of course we would “make it big”. So, I set up my gear in the small practice space that we had and got to work. I had no clue what I was doing but was amazed with the results of my recordings. Just being able to play our songs back and hear them put a smile on my face.
Of course, the QUALITY of these first songs was HORRIBLE! But at the time I had no clue, I would simply put a bunch of reverb and delay on everything, set the faders, sit back and listen.
Right below is the first AWFUL recording that came out of that practice space over 10 years ago.
After a few months went by I started to wonder why my mixes DIDN'T COMPARE with my favorite band's mixes. I started researching more and found myself getting frustrated with my songs. I was now OBSESSED with getting my songs to SOUND BETTER. This is where the journey began!
I spent a lot of my time on YouTube and searching the internet for tips and tricks. A lot of my time was wasted because I didn't know who to believe. There was so much BOGUS information out there. Some information would even send me backwards in my mixing career.
I struggled for years figuring out what was right and what was wrong, but about every six months I noticed a substantial difference in my mixes. I was getting better!
Fast forward to today, I now have my own recording studio in my home! I get to record music for not only my band, but other local bands and musicians as well!
Here is a recording of that same band, Catch the Lion, 9 years after the first recording!
I spent years STRUGGLING to learn how to record and mix music FROM MY HOME. I invested in courses from professional mix engineers but those courses did not help! I wasn't able to get the help I needed because those engineers were starting with tracks recorded in HUGE STUDIOS! I needed to know how to make music that was recorded IN A HOUSE sound as good as these guys!
I started the Home Recording Network because I want to help people who are in the same position I was in 10 years ago. My mission is to help people MAKE AMAZING SOUNDING MUSIC FROM THEIR HOME STUDIO!