Hello good people !
I would like to introduce myself to you guys(and girls) and say a little about what do I do and what I am trying to do. If you like guitars, amateur recording stories and similar, stick around a minute.
You can check the channel and listen to music while you read this ---> https://www.youtube.com/markomarkusguitar
I come from a small country Croatia and currently I am a music Academy student in Italy for classical guitar. Although I am studying classical guitar, I play a lot of famous songs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar for which actually classical guitar helps a lot since , well, you play classical with fingers too
There is not much work for someone who is just labeling himself as fingerstyle guitarist (especially in Croatia) but there is one thing I found and decided I really want to do and it includes playing exactly what I like. It's YouTube. I want to become a full-time YouTuber making youtube videos. I decided that few months ago, I immediately went on youtube and google and started researching what equipment I need. Research led me to website where I ordered Focusrite Scarlett 2i4, 2 MXL condense mics, 2 microphone cables and 2 microphone stands. I already had Nikon D3200 for video. Whole audio equipment cost me around 500€ with shipping.
I opened a YouTube account and uploaded my first video, boy.... Once I started that thing I realized what a monster of a service it is, you actually have to go full-time in the beginning when actually you make 0€ out of it... Before I started recording I didn't realize what a time consuming game that is. First you have to make an arrangement for a song you want, then you need to record audio/video and of course you have to mix all of that (imagine how long it takes if you are beginner even in that). Making thumbnails, uploading to social networks, creating social network accounts, Edit them and make cover photos, profile photos, research tags... etc etc etc... I can go on forever here. Not to mention the struggle with getting even a few views because in the beginning the youtube algorithm doesn't favorite you and you don't actually pop out to other random people. If you're interested, I will gladly talk about that or any other more specific topic involving this in future posts.
To keep the first post short, I'll stop here. Feel free to comment, critique or write any kind of advice you might have on how I can improve the channel, recordings, videos and if you like the content feel free to support me on my social networks, here on forum or on my youtube channel.
Also write me what genres you like to hear on guitar and what Artists you like the most in this area of expertise ! (my favorite is of course Tommy Emmanuel)
Stay in tune folks!