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26th February 2007
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musicians trying to engineer themselves

Hi Kevin,

I'd be interested to hear what you thought about the growing number of musicians who are attempting to engineer/produce themselves - are they trying to do a job which they couldn't possibly learn to a high standard without having gone through the hoops people like yourself have? Would their energy be better put to their musicianship/songwriting?

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Hi Kevin,

I'd be interested to hear what you thought about the growing number of musicians who are attempting to engineer/produce themselves - are they trying to do a job which they couldn't possibly learn to a high standard without having gone through the hoops people like yourself have? Would their energy be better put to their musicianship/songwriting?

sean
Sean,

I have witnessed musicians who are excellent engineers for their own instrument, maybe less so for other instruments . In general i don't have a problem with it as long as they understand the fundementals. In this day and age , there is enough written and visual documentation to help guide the fledgling engineers. I often counsel my friends to "do less", less eq, compression etc etc until they really get what they are trying to do. Its a lot easier to add than take away.


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grateful for your measured, forgiving reply Kevin - but I do often think of a builder I know who says he loves the DIY industry because most of his work comes from putting right people's disastrous bodges
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