I thought I liked to experiment with different DAWs but Puneeth puts me to shame! He tried more than 6 DAWs before landing on his current one. In this interview he also shares the business knowledge he wished he knew when he started, how he usually gets clients, pricing trickiness and his professional goals for 2023.
What DAWs have you used and why?
FL Studio, Abelton, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and Studio One.
What were the reasons (each time if you remember) for switching DAWs. In other words, what did one have that you needed that the previous one did not.
I’m not sure how these DAWs are now, I’m commenting based on my experience from 2018-19
Are you struggling to find the right clients?
I've created a few micro courses to help with this.
Check them out here.
What's 1 business tip you wish you knew when you started editing for clients?
Never rely on one client for all your professional and financial needs.
How do you usually get podcast editing work?
For me, it has so far been LinkedIn Outreach and to a small extent, word of mouth.
How do you structure your pricing?
Pricing is a tricky one, I usually compare my skill level to the market and structure my rates competitively to the market (make an offer that they cannot refuse, ey?)
What's your biggest business OR technical goal for 2023?