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Old 17th September 2004
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Re: strauss

Originally posted by Dave Pensado
Not as much as I would like. I still feel the most skilled job in engineering is a great tracking engineer. He (or she) can make everyone else look like a genius. He is responsible for the vibe, the sounds, most of the production dicisions, the quality of the recording and on and on. It's a shame that the mixers get all the credit. I find it disturbing that most of my seconds never get to track, and then move on out into the recording world. Some, who really love it, like e-cue, make up for the lack of practice quite quickly, and become great at it. Most still think that mixing is the pinnacle. Sad.

great tracking engineers to me, are great Psychologists. thats the skill I admire most from good tracking engineers . keeping the session smooth is a art of it's own.