PLEASE READ THE FIRST FOUR POSTS HERE BEFORE COMMENTING
THIS IS NOT ABOUT MULTIPLE LISTENING ROOMS
I know there have been a few surveys carried out about the listening room and whether it needs any changes. My original thought was no! as I want to listen to all genre at any ability level. Most arguments seemed to be for or against finished or unfinished work or various genre. My thought now is to put forward the idea of a separate room for people who’s interest is realism.
There are many fine examples of compositional work presented which quite frankly don’t need the multi-sampled instruments and sections because the poster has absolutely no inclination to spend the time necessary to create a more realistic recording. That would be my idea of a dividing line between the rooms.
I propose a second listening room for those who regardless of compositional talent, genre, and musical ability wish to present the best results from Garritan samples.
I don’t put myself up as a leader here to that end. I am never satisfied with my output, always thinking a little tweak here or there will improve my work.
There are so many possibilities with the power of these multi sample libraries as highlighted by Tom Hopkins’s tips. Yet I hear very little evidence of anyone posting in the present listening room using this advice.
If someone says so what! about there recorded output then fine, one may appreciate their compositional or transcribing efforts.
Many of you will know I have a very straight forward way of saying I think certain things in a recording could be improved. I realize if the person I speak to isn’t listening and others disagree with my comments on the grounds of the way I put them forward I’m wasting my time but rather than just say nothing I’d like to be able to discuss eq, reverb, compression etc. along with this cc does this that cc does that with examples in the postings.
In the last couple of days two replies on one of my tunes have been about the influence of AudioEase Altiverb on the finished mix, when in fact, on the series of tracks I’ve been doing Altiverb plays a very small part in the mix separation. I want to discuss such issues with people who are interested in these issues. Again, if one has no interest, fine, I wouldn’t wish to bother them. I don’t want to fall out with anybody.