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[Getting started] Working at the source

 
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Nantho Valentine

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1 Posted on 10/12/2016 at 07:23:24Direct link to this post
Working at the source
You'll fix it in the mix... right? Wrong! That's why I'll try to make sure that this phrase never makes into your home studio.

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2 Posted on 10/12/2016 at 09:38:07Direct link to this post
:-D all those examples, they made me laugh
But your right. Most time in the studio is spend trying everything out.

And yes if you need a percussion but can't find the right thing try jamming on a table top with some pencils with some weird effect on it. You may be surprised what you end up with

Remember that weird song?
"da da da" preformed by Trio
That amazing casino math ruler synth sound.
Just great :-D to use a kids toy in their preference.


- Angelie

It's not about what you got to use but how you use what you got.

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Nantho Valentine

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3 Posted on 10/14/2016 at 04:43:41Direct link to this post
Quote from angelie:
And yes if you need a percussion but can't find the right thing try jamming on a table top with some pencils with some weird effect on it. You may be surprised what you end up with


That's the spirit :bravo:

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4 Posted on 10/16/2016 at 09:58:11Direct link to this post
Totally agree you shouldn't approach a project with a "Fix it in the mix" attitude. While there are some amazing tweaks you can accomplish when necessary, I've "overdone" it plenty of times and wound up trashing a mix and starting over. There is no substitute for a clear, quality recording. If the source needs that much help, record it again.

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5 Posted on 10/18/2016 at 02:09:36Direct link to this post
Exactly ! To get the best result, everything should be right from the beginning of the process :bravo:
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