Pic o/t Year!

December 30, 2012

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Yeah, well, “picture of the year” might be a bit overdoing it, but this meme is not only funny but oh so true. As I’ve dabbled with video editing and gotten a taste of what that software can do I gotta say you movie folks sure have a lot of advantages, as you actually can “fix it in post” as the saying goes. It’s not the same when it comes to sound. Oh, I am longing for some sort of VST that effectively brightens up a muddy sound without it turning into a trebly mess that’ll shatter your teeth fillings, or maybe evens out a badly miked drum kit when the tape masters are no longer available. Or maybe a highly effective noise remover that doesn’t end up turning the sound into something robotic – which most do if you crank it up and give it a listen. But what you’ve got coming in from the mike is what you get, and until someone out there start adding some of the said functions to audio editing software then the old musician saying “you can’t polish a turd” stays true.

Anyway, I got this from TapeOp Magazine‘s official page on Facebook, and if you’re unfamiliar with the magazine/website – really? – you sure have a lot of great info, tips & tricks etc. waiting for you. Unlike some other magazines I’ve seen/read over the years, this one is run by people who are true audiophiles and instead of just promoting the latest digital toy released on the market they fill every page with interviews and articles covering all sorts of creative recording techniques from the initial babysteps with cylinder recordings more than a hundred years ago to modern sessions using digital formats. I highly recommend anyone who’s remotely interested in audio/recording to check them out. You’ll find the official website here.


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