26th August 2010
Lives for gear
You really think that's a terrible snare? Honestly?
I was expecting a trainwreck, but apparently you don't know what that sounds like, cause this ain't it. There are actually performances in this! There are people putting some effort into it! You're way better off than you think.
I would only call a project unmixable if it had no compelling factors whatsoever. I rarely base it on fidelity. Beautiful raw tracks are great and all, but there has to be something there first. If, perchance, it has technical limitations that stop me from doing my job, that's another red flag. Drum overheads submixed, guitars submixed, missing parts, etc. Stupid (and unintentional) decisions that don't help anyone.
Work with what you have and stop complaining. It's so much better than what you describe.