Spectrum: “a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects, the individual features of which tend to overlap so as to form a continuous series or sequence” — Dictionary.com
I can’t imagine I’m alone in my initial draw to audio; its range of disciplines—recording, composing, acoustics, programming, performance, etc.—were all too fascinating to ignore, though I knew I could only hope to master one. But new experiences are half the fun, right? And eventually you settle into your skills only to be amazed by the even broader talents of those around you. In this industry, we have welders, photographers, educators, religious leaders, documentarians, athletes, advocates, uniformed personnel, speedrunners, mentors—the list goes on!—and it makes our industry a vibrant, unified composition of interesting and brilliant people.
So we want to hear from you: how do you extend the bandwidth of our industry with your individual passions, experiences, and communities? Who has broadened your perspective and inspired you to extend yourself and try something new? What pitfalls have you faced along the way? We’d love to hear your insight.
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