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Whitecat 30th September 2015 12:03 PM

A really really huge thanks to Dave Jerden!
It's been superb having you here for these past couple weeks, Dave! Thanks again for sharing your wisdom, we all really appreciate your time. This has been a terrific Q+A and will make a great expansion to our archive.

Don't be a stranger to the forums! kfhkh howdy

DaveJerden 30th September 2015 09:49 PM

I want to thank Gearslutz and everyone who wrote in questions (and to all that read them!). i had fun doing this and I hope I could shine a small light on my career . I tried to be as precise as I
possibly could in the light of the time span involved. Personally I can't remember what I was doing last Wednesday and it was tough to remember back sometimes 35 years . I did give accurate information and I did not embellish any answers . I know this site is about gear however let me stress that the tools are only a small part of it. A bad technician with
the best gear can only fail. The heart in making good recordings is in the people involved. Equipment comes and goes . Remember I started making records before we had SMPTE, computers,
MIDI , samples , Pro tools on and on . What we had though was imagination, talent and HARD WORK! These essential ingredients have not nor will ever change. I always tell new engineers that
instead of drooling over what you don't have (equipment wise ) learn to REALLY LEARN with WHAT YOU HAVE. There will NEVER be a piece of gear (or plug in ) that will make a bad engineer who
does not really understand how sound works be able to make even passible recordings. Last thing , Good Luck to everyone and always try t push the envelope! Cheers , Dave Jerden

Matt Smith 1st October 2015 04:00 AM

Dave, just another echoing thank you here. Your answers and insight were GREAT, and I know I speak for a lot of people here when I say how much I appreciate your taking the time to share with us so much hard-earned wisdom. Thank you so much!!


tk_nacho 1st October 2015 06:51 PM

Thanks a lot Dave, it was really a privilege talking to you. Really inspiring answers!! Thanks!

Best of lucks,

OpusOfTrolls 2nd October 2015 12:11 AM

Thanks for the inspiring mix ideas and technique kfhkh

Diogo C 2nd October 2015 01:47 PM

Thank you Dave, it was awesome to have you around!

psycho_monkey 2nd October 2015 02:57 PM

Thanks indeed - I've not asked any questions, but have learned a great deal from your answers!

Grahamdwc 2nd October 2015 07:08 PM

Greatly appreciated, thanks very much Dave!

Jules 3rd October 2015 11:42 PM

Many thanks Dave - we keep these Q&A's in an archive so people can read them now and way into the future.

It's been great!


M.S.P. 4th October 2015 05:19 PM

Thank you Mr Jerden, and thanks to the Gearslutz staff for doing these. I always enjoy reading how top pros go about things. Inspiring!

Sniperschool 4th October 2015 08:50 PM

Thanks Dave
It was great to envision some of the sessions you discussed/described
Made me play Ritual de lo habitual again which I don't do enough
It still sounds as good nearly 25 years on

AMIEL 4th October 2015 11:16 PM

Thanks, one of the best Q&A !