Originally Posted by Dirty Halo
Would that same comment above apply to the AMS 16? Meaning the lead in center being softer and the 480L for the sides?
(I know my favorite saying).
But it really does.
The sound of todays modern music is a harder brighter center so more often than not you are gonna kinda lean into that direction.
More dry and upfront.
But in the end the production and the song are really the deciding factor.
I think what you have to start getting away from D.H. is the "i always put X on Y" etc.
I know when you are first starting out its hard not to.
Heck part of the missing ingredient is experience but that's only really gained through experimentation.
Basically trial and error.
That's how i learned.
I patched this unit on into that because either i wasn't happy with what i was getting, i was curious and wanted to see what happened or if i didn't make the client happy i would get canned.
I didn't have so and so super star engineer to ask and the one's that were around didn't want to talk about work but more like sports and life stuff.
It would frustrate me to no end but 20 years later i kinda understand what they were doing.
I can tell you to use this reverb on this sound and this chorus on the other, but if you haven't really tried it in the past it will be all swahilian.
And because you don't hear like me mentally in the end you may try it and it will probably not work.
What if i only use one side? Or i pan both sides off center? How are you supposed to know that?
Its better to develop your own way cause you can understand best how you got there and appreciate it.
When i listen to other engineers work that i admire i am not listening to the effects, compression, EQ's or panning.
I am usually thinking like man he nailed it, he really connected with the song and he got that feeling across.
All of other hows and how nots are secondary.
Its really because i know i will never hear internally how that person does.
Different life experiences, what you were influenced by growing up and what your personal passions are determine your sonic signature.
And no two people on the planet will have each one the same.
Its impossible so why worry and agonize over it.
I rather put my mental and emotional efforts into what i do and if its my path that the masses will gravitate to it so be it.
And if not i know i gave every effort and i can move on.
I know but what does that have to do with the RMX 16?
Again the RMX 16 has a certain sonic signature.
If you've produced a song where the sonics are crucial to the arrangement that yeah its an option.
By that i mean you want people to say "wow cool vocal effects" or " wow i am swimming with the vocals".
If its the opposite where its simple or agressive or intimate than it wouldn't be my first choice.
Also to make it fit you will probably have to "dumb it down".
This goes especially for the Ambience program which is used a lot on vocals.
And yeah i would use it more for a lead(ballad) or an ambient tune.
For background vocals i would have to see if it works.
Hope this helps some.