We’ve all met at least one.

The “grumpy ol’ fart” in the neighborhood.

You know the one. He says things like:

“Back in my day, when we would walk 15 miles uphill in the snow…”


“That’s the way we’ve always done it.”

He hates change. He doesn’t see any reason to try new things. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he grunts.

Well you might think that I (being the young whipper-snapper that I am) would be against this old dude’s way of thinking.

But alas…I’m a bit of an old fart myself.

(At least about some things.)

Take editing, for example. Simple functions such as cut, copy, paste, nudge, fade, etc. have existed since the dawn of digital audio.

Fast forward a few decades, and things have advanced quite a bit, with newer and newer technologies being developed every year. We can now do so much more than we could before. (Tuning, pitch-shifting, time-stretching, quantizing, etc.)

But you know what?

I still like the “old fart” way of editing. Give me a DAW with basic editing functionality, and I’ll be well on my way to a nice, polished-sounding recording in no time.

Why? Because I stick to the basics. I keep it simple. I don’t use fancy software.

And it works for me.

It’ll work for you, too. (If you know how to do it.)

To learn the good old-fashioned editing skills (that never go out of style, no matter how many new features the latest software upgrades promise), skee-daddle on over to:


Joe Gilder