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Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by Dadocaster, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Dadocaster

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    I don't remember writing this. Must have been having a frustrating time. :D :D

    Joe Blow records some stuff. Doesn't sound as good as his favorite records, sounds a little dull. He adds some highs. Sounds better, but a little thin. Adds some lows, sounds a little better, but a little hollow. Adds some mids, sounds a little better, but still sounds kind of harsh. He adds some reverb, sounds a little better, but now he notices it's clipping. So he turns down the levels.

    Now it sounds a little dull, so he adds some more highs. Better, but a little thin, so he adds some lows...

    Repeat until 2am, go to bed, and wake up to find that the "improved" recording sounds like a vortex of ****.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    ive found the best recordings are kept simple, without adding a bunch of crap.
    kinda like the guys that have 847 pedals on their boards......enguage all those pedals and its gonna sound crap.
     
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    Meh, I like crap. Simple recording, relatively few tracks and then HAVE SOME FUN!!! ADD MORE CRAP!!!
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    well, its yours.....you can add all the crap you want!
     
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    to me, recording is just as much of an art, maybe moreso, than playing.
    the painter doesnt use every color all the time.
     
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    Maybe today! Boyo owes me some drum tracks.
     
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    One of my big problems recording things by myself is the desire to make each step sound bigger to make it sound complete. By the time I add in other stuff I have a delicious stew made of poo.
     
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    Yes he does.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Recording and painting a picture are similar, you have to know when to say "enough".
     
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    I only want to know when Butch Vig would say enough.
     
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    if he did that, every work would be a big black square.
    and now for my new piece......big black square.
    looks just like all my other works.
    but its different i tell you.

    not to the world.
     
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    If I had any idea who that was, I might be impressed.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I know if you keep painting long enough it turns brown...
     
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    some artists add and add, others take awayaway from what is there.
     
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    clears throat **

    We were discussing audio production before you guys digressed hard into Bob Ross.
     
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    The consensus seems to be that in all things that matter, less is more.
     
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    Consensus? Consensus? It's just the two of you...


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    The majority rules. Suck it up and tone it down. :p
     
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    man hell with that.....ill paint happy trees and clouds all over yer big black brown square.
     
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    Go on, tell them about Butch Vig...
     
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