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The line between amateur and pro
Old 12th November 2013
  #31
nog
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From what i've read, Sufjan Stevens uses basic stuff and gets great results IMO, not totally my cuppa tea but.. Btw, yoko's new single sounds pretty fresh! I just wonder if that squashed, auto tuned beat detected stuff is what the kids grew up on and expect. Is it mixed and mastered for ear buds and priuses?
Old 12th November 2013
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From what i've read, Sufjan Stevens uses basic stuff and gets great results IMO, not totally my cuppa tea but.. Btw, yoko's new single sounds pretty fresh! I just wonder if that squashed, auto tuned beat detected stuff is what the kids grew up on and expect. Is it mixed and mastered for ear buds and priuses?
Surfjan Stevens' album Michigan was recorded not at 96kHz sampling rate, nor 48k, it was recorded at 32 kHz, below CD and MP3 quality. This was by mistake obviously.

It still sounds pro, which is the subject at hand, because the music is good and they knew how to mix it.
Old 12th November 2013
  #33
nog
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Wow, 32khz, that's amazing. Yeah, great songs. Tracking not too bad either!
Old 12th November 2013
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Back when I was just a musician, one of the best CDs I was ever apart of was tracked on a Roland VS2480 and mixed by a friend with Pirated Cubase over one summer. That's beaten out songs tracked in a high end pro studios and songs tracked and mixed in my home studio with tons of great pres and outboard gear.

The sound quality of the CD was good, but the songs and the vibe the CD had were top notch.

My point is that if the material is good it will shine through.

Great gear is helpful, but it's about the music and the people getting the music to tape, not the gear.
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