27th March 2012
The reason to start lower and work your way up, is so that you can actually learn the craft of recording. Just because you think you learn fast does not mean you will actually get to the limits of a lower priced "decent" AD/DA and pres. I will tell you that most people on this forum come nowhere near the limits of thier equipment, but think that becuase it was said by so and so, and so and so used this converter on thier last record I should now get it... why not, I have the money.
Hummmm, Guys that is like me saying that I have the 500+ grand to go and get an SSL G+, that I should run out and buy it. Wether it really fits my needs or not, heck it was just used by one of my heros on thier last mixing session.
All I am saying is that for most people on here, music is thier life. So if you are just starting out why would you go out and spend more than you need to, to get a "great" recording, and learn the process.
I have made award winning albums on a digi 001, just saying. The reason I upgraded, wast that my studio grew and I needed more inputs nothing more nothing less, and that was 10 years ago now. Last year I sold my HD rig and I have been back on the 001, and running an older version of protools and waves, and guess what I am still making great recordings. My clients are telling me they can't remember what the other stuff I had last year sounded like, and they can not tell the difference.
Now in the last month I have moved on from the 001, and it is back in the storage room again with the old G4 Mac. And again one of my clients told me he is not noticing the difference in the sound of this project from his last one 4 or so months ago. What I am saying is that a decent engineer can get thier signature sound on most any gear they use. Even Eddie Cramer has stated this many times.