Myths of the industry

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Tarkovsky, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Tarkovsky macrumors 6502

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    Some of my current favorites include:

    Valves/tape/analogue gear sounds better.
    You can fix it in the mix / with eq.
    Powered monitors are better for mixing than separate amps and speakers

    Add or contest at your behest
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    "You don't need musical talent, just the right technology."
     
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    "i don't need to treat my room because i've got nearfields."
     
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    We will be able to generate income in the future.....
     
  5. Avatar74 macrumors 65816

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    Getting a record deal equals financial success...
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    "You can mix on headphones"
    "If I can just afford that new plug-in/synth/mic/computer/recorder (delete as applicable) then my music will be great"
    "Digital sounds better because it's digital"
    "Louder is better"


    To my ears analog systems can sounds "better", but simply having a valve in a unit does not make it a good system.

    You truly can "fix it in the mix" but it's hard work and usually not the best option.

    You don't need musical talent, just a great body, a beautiful face and a damn good agent/PR.

    There is still money to be made out of the music industry, but it's a fickle and cruel mistress.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    What? That isn't true? :eek:

    All this time I've been cranking up the volume to make music "better!" :eek:
     
  8. Tarkovsky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From a guitarist's point of view louder is often better. I love that kind of trebbly angry bite that leaves audience's ears bleeding. Then they know it was the [insert rubbish name that I managed to get this weeks bunch of layabout to agree on here] playing. YEAH...
    Here's another favorite:

    We can develop a DRM that will stop people copying music
     
  9. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    hell, yeah...!

    I run monitors at silly levels sometimes just for the hell of it and the endorphin rush!:D

    maybe I should qualify then: "In mastering a recording, louder is better"

    or even:

    "You don't need dynamic range"
     
  10. Tarkovsky thread starter macrumors 6502

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