My Humble Self-Financed Home Studio

Disclaimer: Making music is not my day job, It is just something that I love to do during my spare time and this will never change.

I Started making beats in early 2004 when I was in France living between Dijon, Paris and Biarritz using Reason 3.0 / 4.0 / 5.0 and an old family synthesizer (Casio CTK-651) combined with a JVC mini Hi-Fi which was my main sound system for years!

casio ctk 651 synthethizer

first home studio

In 2009 I randomly discovered a platform to upload my horrible beats. And for the first time in my life, I earned money from the music that I produced (I was so excited ?? )

sync music income

I continued to feed the platform with new tracks (with a break in between when I moved to Canada). And after 3 / 4 years of licensing my music, I was able to earn enough money to update my DAW and buy a real audio interface:

Propellerheads Balance which I still use daily ?? and Propellerheads Reason 6.5 and a very cheap logitech sound system using an average laptop.

sync music income

And then … same thing , I continued to feed the platform (the income was growing a little bit each months), I kept the same hardware for another 3 years, but this time I used the money to buy Rack Extensions.

I started to be more involved in the music licensing industry, and I began to release both my old and new tracks / beats to other music libraries.

I bought more rack extensions and my first pair of speakers (I know it came very late!)

atomik circus home studio

I started last year with the streaming platform such as spotify(to add extra bucks at the top of the passive incomes each month) and here we are today

The current version of the studio with the latest addition:

  • Desk : plateform
  • Tv as Second Screen
  • Second pair of speaker : Yamaha HS7

atomik circus home studio final version

Fifteen years ago, I never thought I’ll be able to have a home studio. And Today, it’s become a reality, and it was achivevable: patience was the keyword

I Just wanted to mention that I had the same amount of fun using my old cheap hardware 15 years ago than I am having using the new setup (It’s not a race! And don’t forget to have fun ??)

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Avi Pottar 10-year release anniversary

Time is flying!

10 years since the release of Avi Pottar! For the 10th anniversary, a remastered version is now available on Spotify and other main streaming platforms!

atomik circus avi pottar

New album Crack The Code out now

atomik circus crack the code album cover

My new E.P. Crack The Code is out now!

Back to the Roots with nine 80’s Synthwave, retrowave tracks. The Writing, Mixing & Mastering was entirely done with Reason (propellerheads software) 9.5 & 10

Enjoy and thank you again for the support! (don’t forget to send me some feedback through any social network).

Download or stream the album from Youtube, Jamendo, Bandcamp or Soundcloud.

Need a license? check Pond5 or Jamendo

808 the documentary

TR-808 808 roland documentary

I watched this documentary randomly on amazon Prime and I recommend it!

808 is an inspirational documentary about the Roland TR 808 drum machine. Released in 1980, the defective transistors used were hard to source, and the 808 was considered a commercial failure, selling less than 12,000 units. However, its use in a number of seminal ’80s recordings gave it a lifelong after Roland stopped its production.

“It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever... by accident. It's the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world's top producers and performers and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it's sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.”