No, I didnt think you would. Sensible people dont get involved in music, they become lawyers, accountants and college lecturers. Safe, steady occupations, far removed from the thrill and excitement of working with music and sound, and handling equipment which has the capability of producing combinations of harmonies and timbres which have never before been experienced by human ears. Getting the job done efficiently and at least cost is not wholly compatible with producing an artistic product which eventually may affect the life and thoughts of those who hear it on record, tape or CD. (And before all those legal, financial and educational readers of Sound on Sound start writing me hate mail, I was of course referring to the perceived image they have for people outside these occupations. I know they are very exciting fields to work in really!)
One of the advantages of working with acknowledged classic pieces of equipment is that you can have a great deal of confidence that the sound they produce is right. Some top engineers can trust their ears totally, and if it sounds right to them then it is right without a shadow of a doubt, but lesser mortals like the rest of us find it helpful to have the benefit of other peoples judgment. When you have finished a track, dont you always play it to someone you know and hope that they say they like it (and that they wont just say they do to be nice)? Another way of getting the benefit of other peoples judgment is to use classic equipment. If a particular piece of equipment is well liked and well used by top engineers the world over, then it must be good mustnt it? Of course, if you dont use your own judgment too then your end product isnt going to be terribly original, the important thing for a piece of music is for it to have a combination of the familiar and the new. Familiar chord and rhythmic structures together with an inventive use of melody perhaps. This is always the case with successful music. If absolutely every element of a new piece of music was totally novel, then we wouldnt recognise it as music.Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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