Most of us are taught to be humble. To be modest. To not expect to receive more than your fair share. And while there is a certain amount of nobility in this idea, it doesn’t really serve you if your goal is to be truly successful.
As a Drummer, I really love the nuances you get from a real person hitting those skins. It's not that drum software doesn't sound great. Of course it does. Much better than 95% of the engineers who want to record drums these days.
Another question I'm asked quite often is how to get a Manager. Many top Producers and Mixers have one. So you probably think that you should have one too. Especially if you're looking to get more and better gigs.
One of the most asked questions I receive is how to get more gigs as a Producer or Mixer.
The best answer I can offer is to "Find a Partner".
This is a really big one. As engineers, we tend to lose focus on what matters and get lost on details that "might" matter in the long run. But "definitely" distract us in the short run.