Originally Posted by loaf
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?
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.