Ever considered writing production tutorials? I'd pay good money to read your advice on recording/producing, and give my back teeth to spend a day in the studio with you.
Most production tutorials I have watched and read just seem to oscillate between the blandly obvious and the plainly ridiculous.
The Steinberg Mixing tutorial DVD I watched featured a person I have never heard of, who had not mixed anything I had heard of, whose approach to just about any mixing problem was to insert a 'stereo enhancer' and crank up the width. I spent 90 minutes staring incredulously at the screen shouting "Shut up you knob!"
It would be very difficult to write a 'production tutorial' which wouldn't just push people into imitating the sound of the writer - which is no good to anyone.
My tutorial would just be "Do stuff until it sounds good and then move on. Don't be scared, there is no wrong or right."
I'm intrigued by your 'transparent distortion'. Would you care to divulge more about what instruments/sounds it works well on, what tools you use and whether each 'coat of paint' is different?Ott responded on 02/08/2012 Next question
Hi Ott, When working on a song, I mix as I go... track effects, perfecting transitions, ect. so when i'm done the song it's pretty complete. Is it common to do it this way or is it less productive.Ott responded on 02/08/2012