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One-sentence advice/knowledge thread

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by jagarock, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. MarcusGHedwig

    MarcusGHedwig Member

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    Words to live by :lol:
     
  2. Rob Logic

    Rob Logic yayyyyyy!

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    Make your adjustments relative to your mix, not to someone elses mix.
     
  3. guitarguru777

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    1. Don't chase someones tone - find your own
    2. Don't imitate innovate
    3. Do what the producer tells you, that's what he gets paid for!
    4. Just cause you can turn the knob, doesn't mean you can do the job!
     
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    1. Don't eat yellow snow!

    2. You gotta start somewhere.

    3. Only way to get better is to keep doing, doing it and doing it and doing it.
     
  5. zackpennington

    zackpennington Like a boss

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    More important than gear and knowledge is ears. (If you can't hear the difference between tambourines and hi-hats, maybe you shouldn't mix/produce).
     
  6. Mikaël-ange

    Mikaël-ange Member

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    Here a couple from David Pensado:
    "It's about what you do with the gear, not about the gear itself,"

    "It's better to sound new than to sound good,"
    "Old guys spending their time
    trying to sound good have become irrelevant,"
    "We only ever see them at the Grammys when they receive
    bullshit awards for things that don't matter any more."
     
  7. Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith Envisage Audio

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    Use drum sounds that are unique to your productions.

    Seriously- learn how to actually create drum samples you like, don't cop out.

    It is imperative that you learn to tune drums- learn what produces sounds you like, and don't like.

    Speak your mind with clients, but be kind.
     
  8. Let it burn...

    Let it burn... Orgasm Donor

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    Listen while you mix, don't look. Sometimes extreme and unconventional settings sound the best
     
  9. Let it burn...

    Let it burn... Orgasm Donor

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    There is no ampsim out there, not even ReValver, that has the same mojo and feel then a good mic'ed amp. I've been playing guitar for over 10y now and I've seen the rise of amp sims and they don't sound the same yet.

    Ampsims for pre-production: yes
    Ampsims for final: hell no. Rent a good amp or send your di's to someone for re-amping
     
  10. shred101

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    Producers making the sick-ass records of 20 years ago would have killed for the shit you have already. Dont go crazy for gear. Learn to use it better.
     
  11. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    Don't waste you're life trying to get a "huge sounding guitar tone like XYZ's album" with a solo'd guitar, you'll never reach it without a good bass tone underneath
     
  12. ahjteam

    ahjteam Anssi Tenhunen

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    But what if I like the guitar tone from XYZ's albums?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXKFmt-a-FU&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
     
  13. abt

    abt BT

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  14. ScootBaloo

    ScootBaloo Metal Scientist

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    I agree but I didn't want this thread to degenerate into a flame war !!

    After watching the video Anssi posted I thought of one more :

    - Musicians should be heard but not seen.
     
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    Let it burn... Orgasm Donor

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    Don't mix on headphones.
     
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    Totally disagree. Unless you have a top-dollar expensive, pro designed room then a good pair of pro mixing headphones are essential supplements to a good moniter system.
     
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    Take a break or get some sleep. Sometimes it sounds better the next day.
     
  18. John_C

    John_C formerly Skeksis268

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    Can that be extended to "don't mix on headphones unless you know what you're losing/gaining"?
     
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    distortion stacks.
     
  20. AD Chaos

    AD Chaos MGTOW

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    Or the next week. Or even the next year.
    Gotta let your music 'sit in' or 'age' before you can decide objectively just how good (or bad) your OWN stuff really is.
     

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