Hey guys, thanks for taking your time to read this.
My best friend Mark is a music producer and a musician living in the Philippines. He is a hard working Dad and a loving husband. I met Mark around 2002 and since then it was all about music. I really believed that one day he would make it in the music industry and become a known music producer. In 2008 My best friend was deported back to the Philippines.
I live in the Netherlands and met Mark in 2002 through a good friend of ours. Back then all I wanted was to sing and rap, but I did not have a studio. Then Mark told me that he was a rapper and I could join him in his small home studio and record songs. It was a dream come true.
The musical road was really amazing and at some point we got our songs on the radio and thought “this is it”, we will make it. But, in 2008 my best friend got deported back to the Philippines. My friend was gone and the passion for music went with him.
I got a beautiful wife, a son and my daughter will be born in june. I am officially bankrupt and get just enough money to feed my family, but I am very happy. I want to help my friend financially in the Philippines, but I don’t have that power. I thought to myself…One day. But, time is running out and we are not getting any younger.
Mark is a brilliant musician. He makes some money here and there, but it is not a steady income. I got a plan for him to start making more money so he can provide for his family, but he needs a big push to do that, and that is a fully working music studio. I asked Mark to give me a list of Items that he would need to make professional music. Here is the list:
- Closed back headphones: Neumann NDH 20 (€ 499)
- Open back headphones: Sennheiser HD 650 (€ 347)
- The God of all Microphones: Neumann u87 AI Studio Set (€ 2570)
- Midi keyboard: Studiologic SL88 Grand (€ 849)
- Midi controller: Presonus Faderport 16 (€ 799)
- Speakers: KRK RP8 G4 (2 x € 258 = € 516)
- Dedicated microphone preamp: DBX 286S (€ 179)
- Dedicated microphone preamp: SSL XLogic Alpha Channel (€ 1290)
If you can help, here is my paypal account: paypal.me/minigunner
If Mark would have all of that equipment then he could look for clients on Fiverr and with his talent I am sure he can make it.
Thank you guys for reading this. I’m so bad at writing haha, but I guess we need to try anything to help our friends and family.
Here are some of his songs :)