Originally Posted by chrislago
The next great tip would be to stop being on my ass all the time fuuck
I can't let this go.
You can't come off as an experienced engineer if you don't record bands/ beds off the floor...
Recording one instrument at a time, recording synths, using samples, loops is all relevant but...
if you don't know how to record/mix a REAL drum kit, you ain't an engineer. You might think you are, but you aren't...and that's only for starters...now add a piano and stand up bass (all in the same room)
for every element you add, the complexity of it increases exponentially...
I've been recording and mixing (studio and live) for over twenty years (on some level or another) and I'm only just starting to think that I do a pretty good job. There are tons of guys who kick my ass as an engineer, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that you know where you are and be there and keep getting better.
I'm absolutely sure that you could be a great engineer in 15 years (maybe even 10) if you keep at it....not sure you got what it takes to stick around that long though.
You got some good skills and great hair....but you have absolutely no right passing yourself off as some kind of recording expert....and especially a MASTERing engineer.