Originally Posted by wakibaki
What? The sound is your responsibility. The engineer's name doesn't headline on the sleeve. If you have to learn to engineer it yourself to get it right, then that's what you have to do. Shift the responsibility onto somebody else, that's an easy way to get a crap result.
As a musician myself, I always made damn sure I knew how to get the best from the electronics. All the best musicians I knew were stone cold engineers when it came to objectivity. Sounds like you still got a few things to learn.
No, the mix/mastering is the responsibility of the guy getting paid to do it. Doesn't mean I won't have a say, but ultimately, when you're a professional and the label is paying the bills and you have a deadline, you don't always have time or a choice. And as bigshot said, these guys have decades of experience in a very technical field. If you think you can rival their knowledge you're dreaming. However, there remains the problem of what the musician wants the album to sound like vs what the engineers think sounds best, add to that the time factor, and you more often than not have to settle for something that won't be perfect for you.
The fact that you seem to believe you can walk into any studio and figure out every machine they use (which vary from studio to studio) or think that you have recording/mixing/mastering techniques some engineers guard like a trade secret figured out make it sound like you're the one who still has a few things left to learn.
Originally Posted by bufferoverflow
Well, I also own a Roland JC-120 and a Gallien Kruger 250ML .. And several DI-boxes ..
Other than that - Thanks for the laugh, I always enjoy watching 'Hi-Fi' subjectivist loose it .
(except for the fact that you are not concerned about playback Hi-Fi -
I am, because I want to know what it really sounds like )
So like I said you haven't heard a tube amp used for playback. You're pretty much comparing apple and oranges, without having tasted oranges. The only one losing it is the guy saying a piece of gear sucks without having heard it. You want to know what it really sounds like, that's great. When I'm at home I want to enjoy my music without having a clinical sound for a critical listen. If that's not to your liking, tough luck buddy.