We had the good fortune of connecting with AyoBudd and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi AyoBudd, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Growing up I always found my own ways to make money. When I found my passion for music I thought what better way to make a living than to do what I love. After 8 years of experimenting, networking, and purchasing equipment I went ahead and acquired my business license. I now own my studio where I record, mix, master and produce music for artists locally.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What definitely sets me apart from other engineers is the sheer dedication I have to the art of audio engineering. I am emotionally invested into my career and want nothing but the best outcome for the music I work for. I go out of my way daily to show up and do the work that no one else wants to do. I am lucky enough to live in a city with a growing music scene. I find new artists and walk them through the process of creating an industry quality song. Of course it was not easy, I had to learn that the music industry can be cut throat and misleading. I go out of my way to avoid those factors at all cost, in order to maintain a respected business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There are so many thing to do in Albuquerque, but the one thing I like to do with friends is take them up for a hike. The views here are so breathtaking, from the mountain views to the city landscape. The balance between those two things make this city so special. The first week of the month, the city of Albuquerque hosts an art walk downtown where vendors and artists come down to sell their products. This is also a great time to network and meet creative people. Everyone is having a good time enjoying each others art.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I can’t exactly recognize just one person. It was the collection of friends and peers that kept me going. My close friends have always known that this is what I would end up doing, and if it wasn’t for their positive encouragement I would have been working a 9-5 job. I couldn’t be more grateful for all of my friends.