The timing couldn’t have been better. It all happened after we had just moved to to Los Angeles to pursue our dreams. My co-founder and I found that having a supportive network, resources and mentors were essential to success, but not always as easy to find. We recognized there was a better way to help empower women to work together, so we decided to do something about it. We set out on a mission to build the best female-focused community that gives our community the actual resources, support, and connections needed to move forward towards the career and life they’ve always wanted but have never known how to achieve. We wanted to help give women the resources and support needed to grow equally in the work force. We all deserve that!
Well, music has been a huge part of my life since I was very young. My Grandmother and Great Grandfather were musicians, they lived down the street from us so my brother and I were always there, we were very much influenced by the environment. My Great Gramps was a virtuoso, just an unbelievably talented guy, this really made an impact on me for the first few years of my life. Of course, being little kids, me and my brother were into the heavier rock bands at the time. Grandpa Frank would want to teach us polkas and such but we were more interested in Kiss and Led Zeppelin, I wanted to be Peter Criss or John Bonham. We spent a whole lot of time there, being around all the different instruments, hangin out in Grandpas music room, it definitely laid the foundation for what has become my career in the music world. (Also my love of model trains, but that’s a different story…)
To this day, 40+ years later, I can see one of Gramps old tape recorders and remember playing Zeppelin on it back in the 70’s. The foundation of my formative years was strongly based upon music.
In my teens, my grandmother bought my first drum set, she also bought my brothers first Marshall stack. My dad was always very supportive about whatever we were into, he let us turn a portion of the garage into a jam room, basically. Also, being into metal and punk at the time, you can imagine the noise we were making, not just us, but friends coming over and making a racket as well. The jam room kept us home but out of the house, nice thinking Dad, those were great times.
It was around that time I really got interested in music production and/or engineering, my dad bought my first multi track recorder, (which I still display to this day in my studio) I bought a couple Shure SM57 mic’s and I was HOOKED.
I would spend hours upon hours in that room, (most of my teen years) recording, figuring out everything from mic techniques to room acoustics, being a multi instrumentalist I found myself writing song after song, recording, buying different mic’s, totally obsessed with making records. When I was 18, I bought my first Fostex reel to reel recorder and 16 channel mixer. That’s when I started recording bands, officially. I eventually kept up with technology to where I am today with Pro Tools. Continue Reading Meet Robert Frank of Minor Chord Studio