Hey! I’m Stu. People call me many different things. I have been referred to as Stu, Stuart, Stuie, Stubear, Studabega, Stu Pickles, Vegetable Stew, Beef Stew, Stu-bird, Stu-pot, Stuhoff, Stusker, Stu Ball, Stuart Little, Studebaker (Stu-da-baker….Stu, the baker, get it? LOL because I used to work in a bakery :P), Stu-pendous, Stu-perb, Stu-riffic, Stu-bert, Stu-lark, True Blue Stu, Stu-hurt, Brunswick Stu, Box-Stu, Stu-barticus, Stu-barticus Rex, Stu-bearto, Disco Stu, Stu-licious, Stumaster, Stupocalypse, Stuopolis, Stu-master, and a ton of other stuff that I can’t even think of right now 🙂
Just imagine Bubba from Forrest Gump explaining to Forrest all the different types of recipes he can make with shrimp. Lmao.
I have been dabbling in home recording, beatmaking & music production since 2007. Over the years, my “stu-dio” has undergone many different changes resulting from a lot of experimentation, failure, and success.
My goal for you!
I made this website to share some knowledge that I have accrued, in hopes that it will make the process of building your own studio that much easier. As a poor person penny pincher (lol 4 P’s), I go to extreme lengths to research as much as possible about a product before I buy it. I know how stressful it can be to sift through page after page of jargon and reviews to find that perfect product that is worthy of your hard earned dollar. That’s why I am here. 🙂
When I blog, my goal is to deliver as much in depth information about the product(s) as possible. I strive to compile as much as I can from other reviewers and websites, and condense it all down into something that is thought provoking, entertaining, as well as insightful. Quality content is my #1 main concern. My mission here is to make this your last stop before deciding if something is worth buying or not. I want to help you make the best decision possible! While I do own many of these products, I would like to remain unbiased in my writing. In reviews, it is important to put it all out there, good or bad. That’s where I come in. I have a passion for this stuff so..
Don’t be afraid to Contact me. Beat making, music production, headphones, music equipment, and art in general are things that I love to talk about and have always been a part of my life. I would love to hear from you in any capacity!
Now a little bit about where I came from…
A 29 year old producer, I have been making beats somewhat consistently for 8 years. (Life gets in the way sometimes). I messed around with Reason for a while, and noodled with different equipment (some unnecessary) before I discovered my true passion in 2009: The art of sampling. I still have the first beat that came from a sample, and will never forget it. A song called “On Sunday” by New Buffalo. Music has always had a way of digging itself into my soul, and this song was no exception.
I remember being so excited about the beat I made. I showed it to a co-worker at the time, and he instantly fell in love with it. It made me feel amazing to connect with someone musically, and have them really be affected by the sound. I asked him if I should add a bassline and he said to me “Never ever change this beat, keep it the way it is”. To this day I have not altered it in anyway. Listen to the beat here.
Nowadays, I am constantly digging through old vinyl, forever in search of amazing sounds, some of which get lost in .25c bins at my local thrift store. I have been told I have a good ear for music, and enjoy chopping samples as well as looping sounds and adding to them.
Building your own studio doesn’t have to be a difficult process. You can bypass many of the obstacles and failures that I endured by reading through this website. If you ever need feedback or support with anything, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below, or contact me. Also make sure to regularly check back here, as I am always updating the site.
I wish you all the best with your journey, and thanks for stopping by 🙂
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