Philip OKeefe Posted November 5, 2002 Share Posted November 5, 2002 I was thinking about this while taking a shower this morning (don't ask...) and I think we've obviously changed our way of doing things. Used to be an engineer had to become good at punching. And you had to "learn" the different responses of different machines - an ADAT definitely responds different to a punch than a Otari MX80 does. And back then if you blew a punch on an analog machine, you had to redo a bigger segment of the track(s). Not to brag, but because of this, I definitely got "good" at doing punches - I could oftentimes do punches in the middle of multiple syllable words. ADATs and other digital tape decks allowed you to make clones, which increased the saftey margin. But it was still a more "hands on" technique the majority of the time. Nowdays, you can still punch things in, but I think with the ability to comp from multiple takes, that's becoming a rarely used tool / skill for most people - thus the poll. Thanks for participating! :wave: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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