Originally Posted by SixAndChange
Hey Jim, do you know how to cook too? Because I very much suspect youre good at everything, and I need to come and be your LIFE intern, much less audio.
Thanks, Six. No, I can't cook. Can't fix a car, as much as THAT disturbs me, since most of them are far easier than a basic DSP algorithm or an analog compressor circuit. Too much I can't do...but I try to understand and have a good knowledge of all things audio. I'm fortunate to have done everything from designing shows on Broadway to doing stadium concerts to mixing live TV broadcasts for over 3 million viewers...all the rest of it falls in between, you know?
A lot of the mensch in me came from inspiration I got from Steve Remote about 15 years ago, who knew SO MUCH about the tiny details- how high you could run a signal into a DA-88 before clipping, why a shock rack would or would not work, when an XLR was single-ended, how a PL line had no sidetone- all as tertiary stuff to his live mixing while I A2'd for him. Once I saw someone who has such incredible knowlegde about the top, middle and bottom end of the audio spectrum, I just started working every day to educate myself and take projects where I had to learn, whether it was using the left over very expensive TV studio digital cable to make my studio snakes, to making d-subs, to repairs on everything from amps to wireless gear. It's a constant process, but I learn every day.
Of course, I make mistakes every day as well...one of the reason this forum is so very fabulous!
Enough of a hijack. I have to go custom wire a PL circuit into an automation console.
In the meantime, I get to record a world premiere opera on Saturday! Believe me, the cable will be in good condition!