“It’s all just wire.”

Eight years ago, I stepped into what was the start of my audio career. I was beginning my internship at Blackbird Studio. Not really knowing what I was getting into at the time, I was nervous. Luckily I’ve had some amazing teachers along the way. The one thing that has stuck with me from those early days is a quote from one of those teachers, Jeremy Cottrell. On just the second day of my internship, I was working the evening shift from 4 p.m. until, who knows. We were setting up a tracking session, and it was all feeling a little overwhelming. He took us aside and said, “Remember…it’s all just wire.” After that sunk in, I really started looking at things on a more simple level. Getting down to the basics of most technological components is either a literal or a metaphorical wire – the latter in the form of ethernet switches and microprocessors. So when the confusion of setting up your first hits, just remember… it’s all just wire.