miroslav Posted February 27, 2001 Share Posted February 27, 2001 I've been working on my studio re-mod, and just looking at all this "stuff"...processors, pres, mics, computers, software...I've started reminiscing. I kinda' miss those young, naive days when I didn't give a shit about... bits or bytes; ...unless the screen door was left open. the size of the diaphragm or if it was gold sputtered; ...ah...as long it wasn't forgotten. what the maximum "allowable" cable run was; ...hey, it's connected at both ends, OK, lets jam! if the reverb had stereo inputs; ...just having a reverb was great, "Way down inside, WOMAN, you need LOOOOOVVVVVE". how many plug-ins I could run simultaneously; ...the fuse didn't blow, plug in another one man. the size of my drive and if was "scuzzy"; ...it was never "scuzzy". MIDI; ...why the hell do I want to connect my guitar to my keyboard anyway? if my board had any digital I/O; ...I just need one more mic input! I mean, we just rolled tape and played and played and played... The focus was on the playing, the melodies, the harmonies, and the interaction of instruments. Most editing was just doing another take, hell, we enjoyed playing so much, what was wrong with doing another take??? Now, this isn't another analog vs digital bitch, and all these new exciting toys we have today...well, I love playin' with them! Man now I could edit out a SINGLE bad note...WOW! But somehow, it feels more tedious these days...recording. The detailed involvement is almost overwhelming, and often you "can't see the forest for the trees". Then there is the whole software thing, the intangibility of it, well...it just ain't there! My eyes are blown from staring at computer monitors and my hands/wrists/forearms/shoulders are killing me from RSI (repetitive stress injury) and then there is my damn back! I remember those Saturday afternoons, when you could lay down a half-a-dozen tunes, and they all sounded GREAT...well maybe it was the herbs...but man we had fun, and there was something good about being young and blissfully ignorant! miroslav - miroslavmusic.com "Just because it happened to you, it doesn't mean it's important." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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