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    How did you get into mastering ?

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    To all the mastering engineers out there, how did you become mastering engineers ? What motivated you to go into mastering ?

    And those that aren't but master their stuff anyway, how did you know what to do or how did you go about finding out ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimtraveller View Post
    And those that aren't but master their stuff anyway, how did you know what to do or how did you go about finding out ?
    How does one learn anything? You figure out what you can with your own brain, read up on what you can't*, and then work on what you've read up on and figure it out more.

    And that DOESN'T mean the Internet or pop magazines; it means real sources like libraries, bookstores and industry/trade journals.

    IME, YMMV, LAX, ORD, ETC.

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    My old boss came in one day and said "We're going to start offering mastering services and you're going to be the mastering guy - Go get what you need."

    (Which meant "Go get a Finalizer" at the time...)

    This, because I would normally attend the mastering sessions for my clients anyway. I was dragged in kicking and screaming. But after a while, I found that I had a knack for the 2-buss and actually started to enjoy it.

    But I suppose my motivation was "wanting to keep my job."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthSIDE Glen View Post
    IME, YMMV, LAX, ORD, ETC.

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    OK, I am on acronym overload now. What do LAX and ORD stand for?

    IME, LAX = Los Angeles International Airport, and ORD = Office of Research and Development

    OTOH at the rate you use those disclaimers, maybe you should just put them in your sig, just to be on the safe side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massive Master View Post
    But I suppose my motivation was "wanting to keep my job."
    Good reason!!

    Quote Originally Posted by noisewreck View Post
    OK, I am on acronym overload now. What do LAX and ORD stand for?

    IME, LAX = Los Angeles International Airport, and ORD = Office of Research and Development
    You were halfway there, you just needed to stay on the same theme. You got the LAX aviation code right, and ORD is the three-letter avaiation code for O'Hare International Airport here in Chicago.

    And of course we all should know by now that IME and YMMV stand for "Insanely Massive Entrails" and "Yam and Marshmallow Median Viscosity". It's the Internet, get hip and get with it people!

    LMAO (Launch Missiles At Oliver)



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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthSIDE Glen View Post
    LMAO (Launch Missiles At Oliver)
    I thought it was 'October'.

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    ORD is the three-letter avaiation code for O'Hare International Airport here in Chicago
    And it was chosen because it was known as "Orchard Place - Douglas" before it was named after Ed O'Hare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimtraveller View Post
    I thought it was 'October'.
    I think that's how William Devane uses it on his Facebook page. Not to be confused with the very related "AFIK", which is Martin Sheen's abbreviation for "Again, Freakin' I'm [a] Kennedy??"

    On a sie note, you can tell that John Massive is a fellow Chicagoan . Hey John, here's some more Chicago trivia for you: What three Chicago streets have names that rhyme with "vagina"? No fair looking up the answer on the Internet either...

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    It's hard to rhyme a,

    word like vagina,

    Calvin Klein kinda,

    South Carolina....
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    All those rhyming puns
    Are giving me angina

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