Originally Posted by David Spearritt
Like a bit of Sennheiser gear, eh John.
Originally Posted by d_fu
Awww, come on...
That was unnecessary and uncalled for, IMHO... No need to bring that up all the time.
I'd agree with John, superlatives don't tend to improve my impression of such a website, either.
I totally agree that this was uncalled for, but I understand why some folks may think this way.
Originally Posted by John Willett
Crazy - I give someone constructive comments on his website and everyone takes the piss.
Nobody takes into account that I am on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Broadcast Sound, am Chairman of the British Sound Recording Association, President of the International Federation of Soundhunters, run both the British and International recording contests, have spoken at AES conferences, write reviews for magazines and have my own location recording unit and have been recording classical music for about 30 odd years - just because I need Sennheiser to give me a living wage everyone takes the piss.....
As you already know, we have communicated about this before.
I know very well that you comment and suggest many different products and ideas based on your professional experiences over the years, but...
Even with that said, the fact that you're talking up Sennheiser without an acknowledgement of an affiliation is why people get jammed up about it.
I have received many PMs about this and this really needs to be addressed.
Perhaps not in this thread, but in our own PMs or emails.
I stated that this (current) predicament will eventually come to a boil with the good folks on this board.
I trust you didn't understand where I was coming from.
IMHO, this is in no way a bad thing -- Listing your Sennheiser connection in your signature would be a very positive move on many levels.
Originally Posted by Plush
John, your volunteer activities are highly laudable and I hope that the members of these organizations benefit from your involvement.
This contrasts in vivid fashion your joining here and constantly flogging the (good) products of Sennheiser. You are marked down by other readers for these religious
Sennheiser incantations. It is as simple as that.
The only thing I flog here is dav electronics and sometimes Nagra.
I don't work for anyone except me and my company. I employ others and am not an employee. Recording and consultancy provides 100% of my income. It been berry berry good to me.
Why not just use your experience in your 30 years of recording without acting here on GS as the promo dept. of your DE company??
This is the kind of comments I've been getting from a number of members.
I may not agree with everything that has been said in public or in private, but I believe this negative perception can be revised by adding the affiliation to your sig.
You have made many important and helpful contributions to this forum and I truly appreciate that, but let us take this to a better place and just let it be officially known that you work for Sennheiser Electronics Corporation.
IMO, this is a good thing, not a bad thing.
I want to apologize to our brother, Gaston69 for taking up all this bandwidth.
Please let us not continue this here.
PM us or start a new thread.
Now, back to the show...