Can somebody tell me why so many engineers feel the need to bash whatever format they're not using? ProTools users hate Logic. Logic users hate ProTools. Nuendo (did I spell that right?) users despise all others. I personally don't care what the format as long as the end result pleases me. I've been a ProTools guys for the longest and I like it but it doesn't bother me to work with someone on another format. I personally believe there will be several formats in Heaven . . . just tired of feeling the need to defend my friend ProTools.
I agree. I can't really complain about the digital world - how else can I sit at home in my PJs and make a living in a mix room/ spare bedroom? I do however miss the whole "mystery" of analog recording. Yes, you DO have to get your part right/ I have to make the punch or else/ we do not have enough tracks to record your 20 solos/ doesn't the bottom end sound so much warmer/ rewind time gives me an ear break....
I try to make whatever format I'm using invisible in the process. The artist does not want to hear what you have to go through to consolidate files to get from one program to another, sample rates, protools, logic, da-88 (i had to throw that in there haha) yadayadayada.
Either way, we are all in the same boat - trying to make it ALL sound pleasurable to ears everywhere :-)
Totally. Especially since it's been cooler the last few days, I usually have on one of those HUGE bathrobe thingys. It's very forgiving :-). Makes me feel like I'm in a spa.... Yes, it's girly but you should try it sometime.
Rewind time...the time to discuss and THINK about what was just played....so needed in todays productions world. Many times I think the the ability to do instant rewind or locate and run again just helps in the "over cook" of the music.
Counterpoint to that is if a vocalist is in a zone and they can stay there without having to wait 30 to 45 seconds for tape to rewind it can help keep the moment too but I do think what you're saying is completely valid.
Lots of good points but we'd also have to have people with talent in the biz to go back to the world of analog too. Now it's do a bunch of vocal performances and we'll put it together and fix it another day. We've traded one headache for another. Not saying one is better or worse than any other it's just a different set of problems.
I still work on analog quite a bit locking a RADAR for extra tracks. Kind of makes the meeting of both worlds to do all the necessary work I need to do without losing sound quality or editing capabilities. Now if I can only get the RADAR to stop messing up with glitches when I do a file export on a heavily comped track my world would be fantastic.
Now there's a thought...I'm in the middle of some re-issues of old Vanguard Classical material, that was recorded direct to 1/4" stereo. Amazing stuff. (We own the catalog rights). Just got the PDF of the list of tapes that are in NJ at teh storage facility, it's 3500 pages long....
I'm still waiting for Behringer to get into the software game! Yahhhhhhhhhhoooooooo! $99 and...well, that's about it. It would pretty much not do anything then get sued by everyone for ripping them off