Originally Posted by Red Mastering
one of fundamental part of Buddhism philosophy is rejecting a judgement
how any of 'signing bowl' engineers here, deal with it ?
this is a part of our job to judge other's folk music, although it's rather from technical point of view,
it's colliding with Buddhism philosophy,
anyway, it could be an interesting discussion
I always thought that mastering is all about judgement, and control.
Frankly, as a engineer/artist that's what I'm looking for in the sense that knowing about the MEs ability to judge, criticize (if necessary) and work according to certain 'rules' (i.e loudness, dynamics, conversion quality) helps me being more intuitive in the mixing process.
At best, the ME will be able to complete a somewhat unfinished piece of work. And this might be the Zen part:
Put the Yang to my Ying, brighten up my say coherent and organic but somewhat dark mix and thus let the music/message come across better because it'll be clearer/more powerful and more convincing.
Complement the picture but let go of your ego: If the mix is great you don't do anything to it. And what could be more Zen that that?