Originally Posted by Java
You are correct. There are a lot of people doing good work. In the case of Ken i wouldn't assume that Ken wrote it. It could have been written by someone else or some marketing person hired to put something together. I always ignore that marketing hype anyways. I also agree that when you see a lot of marketing jabber it's time to really get down and scrutinize the product offered.
Since I don't know Ken personally or have never had the chance to sample his offerings I can't really comment on the material offered.
Hi guys. I wrote it, said it, and i stand by it. Sure there are a few great sites out there to learn, Puremix, Groove3, there are far more expensive resources like Berklee Online. Of course great free stuff like Pensado's Place and Into the Lair, Recording Revolution, and my site and a few others i'm sure. I think we all have our niche. and if you think thats ALOT of resources, well, i'll just have to disagree on your definition of "alot". Sure there are plenty of others scattered about, and the feedback that i've gotten time and time and time again is that its very difficult to find credible top level people teaching in depth information regularly. Not impossible. thats other people constantly saying that to me. feel free to contradict.
When i was coming up in the music industry, there were at least 100 MAJOR recording facilities in NYC alone, the studio i worked at in NYC had 9 big rooms, same with LA and Nashville. Miami
was on the come up, Chicago had alot of rooms, etc... there are still a few of those studios left, but maybe 10% of what used to be there. It used to be that you could intern / assist at one of these facilities and get dozens of hours, usually alot more, of directly being in the room while big records were being made, learning from some of the absolute top guys in the industry.
I used to get to assist for guys like Tony Maserati, Bob Brockman, and a string of other top guys from that era that dont have as currently recognizable names. what a fantastic education that was for me!! That path is only available now to a very very select few. Me and the above mentioned sites are the few consistently offering the level of training we are. So, i'm not really sure why your bashing me, but hey, its the internet, i'm used to it.
So, to this poster (and moreso to the one you quoted), you say "its time to really get down and scrutinize the product offered". couldnt agree more. scrutinize away. some people are gonna love what i do, some people are gonna find fault with it. hmmm, sounds like the music industry I've been a part of for 20 years plus now.
So, to emphasize my point, to anyone who thinks resources like mine grow on trees, please show me where else on the internet you can find an over 90 minute free tutorial, breaking down the mixing of a double platinum #1 single, step by step thru the entire mix by the guy who mixed it, using the original session, showing and explaining everything i did. Here's episode 1 of 3. "Down On Me" Mix Session Part 1 of 3 (Jeremih and 50 Cent) - Ken Lewis Breaks down the Mix - YouTube