There’s a word out there that I don’t really care for.
I think it’s overused, or at least over-emphasized. (And I’m guilty of using it, too.)
I wrote the other day why I don’t think control surfaces are all that important to us home studio folks.
Boy, you should have seen the emails I got back. Some folks agree with me wholeheartedly. Others acted like I was trying to slaughter a sacred cow or something. 🙂
Here’s the deal.
Which is more important to you — how good a song sounds or how quickly you were able to finish it? (more…)
Here’s some great advice I got…
Last year I was interviewing Jon Tidey (of Audio Geek Zine and The Home Recording Show) for a product I was putting together.
We mostly talked about editing.
Now I had been using Pro Tools for years, but I had never really gotten into the “keyboard focus” stuff. (That’s essentially when you put Pro Tools in a certain mode, and keyboard shortcuts get even shorter.)
In other words, you can press just one key to do a specific task, rather than holding down a modifier AND pressing a key.
The two big ones that Jon shared with me were for zooming in and out and separating a region. (more…)