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Old 7th September 2007
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Gear Maniac
 

Gearslutzisms

There are certain things that come up all the times - either thoughts or specific phrases, I thought it might be fun & vaguely helpful to collect them - eg:
- you need both
- ymmv (your mileage may vary)
- do a search
- kfdfh (or something like that - I still dont know what it means)
- if you are talented you can make great music with the cheapest gear (except the Line6 pod apparently
- record company execs want to crush your work for a few db's (part of a larger project to crush your spirit, and cripple you financially)
- dont listen to opinions, listen to the actual gear (but actually certain pieces of gear are agreed to be perfect and above criticism)
- there are no standard techniques, just do what sounds right (but on the other hand there are some great settings for EQ/comp etc.)
- some pieces of gear are magical (eg they just 'glue' everything)
- records are crap sounding these days (but ____ is great because it makes things "sound like a record")

Of course it will also be funny if this kind of lexicon has been done before and I should have done a search. But if so I'd quite like to see it. Maybe someone could make a gearslutz botz who just pitches in and says these things randomly? Early on in the web, there used to be an automated online psychoanalyst who said things like "that's really interesting, tell me more about your mother" who people swore was a real person (& in fact better than their own shrink). Come to think of it, maybe some members are already Gearslutz botz???

Oh - is it Friday by any chance?

:J
Old 7th September 2007
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there are abbreviations that are used that i have no idea what they mean. i'm learning and could use an abbreviations dictionary. until recently i thought lol was lot's of love. i thought "wow, gearsluterz are so friendly."

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Old 7th September 2007
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k f h k h =
Old 7th September 2007
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Great post!
Old 7th September 2007
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Just get the API's and shut up.....






heh
Old 7th September 2007
  #6
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You forgot the "I love this piece of gear!" (Because I just bought it, and mine is bigger than yours)
Old 7th September 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slick0 View Post
You forgot the "I love this piece of gear!" (Because I just bought it, and mine is bigger than yours)
Yes...to be followed 2 weeks later with, "I just sold my _____, what should I get?"
Old 7th September 2007
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"If you can't do it with ______, then the gear is not the problem"

(No matter what the question is...)

"Get a solid drummer and a well-tuned kit and that will solve the problem"
Old 7th September 2007
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"I can't tell you what the preamp sounds like 'cause, as we all know, according to Picasso and George Massenberg, writing about music is like dancing about architecture."
Old 7th September 2007
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mic pre shootout
Old 7th September 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Infernal Device View Post
"If you can't do it with ______, then the gear is not the problem"
so true. seen that 100000000000 times here.

I'll say all the neve posts on messages boards is getting out of hand too
Old 7th September 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Daddy No View Post
- you need both
Variation: "You need ALL of them"

...when reviewing various compressors, preamps, mics, etc. heh
Old 7th September 2007
  #13
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"RTFM"
Old 7th September 2007
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Invest in room acoustics first ....
Old 7th September 2007
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RTFM = read the f***ing manual
Old 7th September 2007
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Dual RTFM
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