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Re: simple mode - was qualities of reverb

> > Genereally I agree with Michael, that software should be dirt
>  > simple to use - at least for us musicians that try to also be

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Rainer Thelonius Balthasar
Straschill <rs@moinlabs.de> wrote:
>  I care to disagree here. Cubase and Logic are both immensely powerful
>  specialist tools, and just like a surgeon's scalpel or a master 
>  Guaneri, not meant to be handled by just about any kiddie or retired 
>  who says "I want to be a record producer/surgeon/musician today". For 
>  people, there are the Guitar Hero games, and software products like 
>  Maker. If Cubase if to complicated for you, then don't use it.
>         Rainer (using Cubase since it first came out for PCs)

I agree with every word you're saying above. But you didn't read my
post all the way ;-)  What I was saying is that mastering musical
performance and mastering the art of capturing that, and producing a
good recording of it, both relies on super sharp surgery tools and
quite often it is too much for one person to handle both these
advanced tool sets at the same time.

I use to get hired to educate students as well as professional
producers on how to make the best use of the production tools provided
in Logic but never the less I prefer a simple
"press-record-and-forget-about-it" approach when I'm recording myself
as being the performer. This is not at all about technology, it's an
appropriate human strategy for catching a bit more of those fragile
moments that we call "truly inspired music".

My recommendation to Michael, and others, is to use simpler recording
tools for starters, just making sure the input stage is top quality
(mic, AD conversion). After the recording is safely done you have all
the time in the world to work on it with whatever super sharp surgeon
tools you may like. It's not as back in the days of four track
cassette decks versus Studer or Otari half inch multi trackers, it's
not like you're getting worse fidelity with a simpler setup. So why
not take advance of the dirt cheap recording process and make some

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
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