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Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: DJdroppedIt] #2163575
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Being taught at a young age of my career about mixing on NS-10's at low volume. I carry the same pair (I own several to last me to when I'm too old to mix anymore) along with a Hafler amp to every session I go to. If I bring nothing else, I bring my trusty NS-10's.

Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: DJdroppedIt] #2165689
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A 4 track TEAC reel to reel purchased in the 70's. Multi tracking realized for a teenager!

Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: Roscoe East] #2206502
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Originally Posted By: Roscoe East
Multitrack, period, changed my life.

Yeah. In high school, a mutual acquaintance loaned to my friend and me a four-track that his uncle wasn't using (I think it was a Tascam, but I can't remember). That changed it all for both of us; suddenly it didn't matter that our "band" had only two people in it. We made endless recordings on that, a Marantz four-track that we eventually bought, a Tascam 388 (we felt like total badass pros with eight channels of reel-to-reel tape; I even asked my family for Ampex tape for Christmas one year), and eventually several members of the Cakewalk series of multi-tracking software.

He went on to get an audio engineering degree; I studied Math and wrote my thesis on digital audio compression. I don't think either of us would still be into music if it weren't for fortuitously stumbling across recording equipment when we were still young and had copious amounts of free time.

Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: d2718] #2211825
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When I figured out, after attempting and failing to properly mix a session on monitors that were available on-site several times on one gig, that whatever speakers you are most intimately familiar with are the ones you will mix best on. I took the session back to my studio, with my trusty old JBLs, and one-offed a beast that everyone was thrilled with.

It's a damned shame, those JBLs died horribly in a flood I had in my basement back in November last year.

Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: DJdroppedIt] #2269430
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learning how to use compression. in my early years of recording my ears weren't sensitive enough to hear the difference between each tweak of the knobs. i had some presets that i would go to and that was it. but as i learned about threshold, attack, release, etc. my ears began to hear those tweaks bringing life or death to a track. its amazing what you can do with a good compressor and the know how to use it.


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Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: ghaines] #2281010
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Hi Everyone! My name is clive and I'm new here.

Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: egolftrolleys] #2614131
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For me it was not equipment itself, but the subjective scientific testing of equipment that changed how I think about equipment.
Key things are:
-Test 1 thing only.
-Test using only ears.
It takes a bit of effort, but saves lots of money.

One other very important thing I learned is to dismiss small differences. They don't matter, so focus on thing that do make a big difference.

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Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: ghaines] #2661181
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Re: Stuff that changed your life [Re: DJdroppedIt] #2923751
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--accidental post sry

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if you can't tell the difference, does it matter?
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