Originally Posted by Lotus 7
I do draw the line at providing help at the "I have an Audio Engineering - 101 final tomorrow and need the answer to this question, can you help?" It's hard to imagine what kind of an "engineer" any student would turn out to be who would publicly post such a question, but lately there are more and more of those being posted here.
I agree, they at least used to hide the fact that they're asking the community to do their homework for them. How many "I have $10,000, what studio should I build?" threads were there with really homework-like requirements. "I'm looking to open a commercial recording studio and I have $10,000. The building is paid for. Which gear (and prices) would you buy and why?"
I'm phrasing it badly, but I've seen rashes of those on the Low End Theory forum. Some of them are clearly guys getting started with a budget, some are clearly asking for us to do their homework (usually the ones who are just starting had listed what they currently have, even if it's not useful)
The OP in this case was asking for such a specific answer, I can't imagine that Google couldn't drop a straight answer on page 1 "Automation audio" oh hey, Mix Automation - Wikipedia is result #1...
Seems strange to post the question and wait for a response when the answer was had faster than it took to post the question initially...
I'm chalking this up to either A. OP is too lazy to decipher a wikipedia page B. OP doesn't trust anything on the internet ever (rather than researching opposing sides and deciding for themselves not that there's a lot of controversy in automation...) C. Thinks this is the kind of thread that will benefit other newbies in the future (it won't, wikipedia has the info covered)