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    Why its damn near impossible to have an objective view of your abilities

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    One of the biggest challenges to having an objective view of your abilities is your ability to measure yourself against others, described perfectly in the "Dunning Kruger affect"

    A very enlightening read

    I cant post the article yet because I havent made enough posts,

    but google "Dunning Kruger effect" on the "you are not so smart" website

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    hi i'm new member

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    Hey everyone, new member also.

    Basically, the old adage "garbage in/garbage out" applies when playing and recording music. Don't get me wrong, quality gear (not necessarily expensive gear) is important but it'll do you no good if you don't know how to use it.

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    Sounds like an interesting article.

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    Wow totally left this forum alone for ages!! Glad this thread was a success!

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    shit man where have you been?


    anymore new stuff?
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    Yes, in other words there is a certain benchmark that a novice must reach to even be able to critique thier own abilities in terms of audio.....and most don't even realize it untill they put all the pieces together.

    I love the yin and yang of your 2nd point...those who achieve the equalibrium succeed.

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    Hey dude! New stuff you mean new gear? lol LOTS HAHHA... Just got the Focusrite Pro 40 to replace my crappy Alesis io 26...

    I have been going through hell and back to be honest dealing with chronic illness doctors cannot find out what it is. Partly why i was so aggressive when I was on these forums!! SORRY!! :-)

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    Gear is nice. Having the right bit of kit for the right project is of supreme importance - whether it's a mic, a guitar, or a cymbal.

    Having a well-treated room is important, too. A well-treated room is going to sound more open and balanced than an untreated one. Money spent on room treatment is generally money well-spent.

    Now for the rub: If you have a tin ear, none of this is going to help you turn around a decent product.
    First I would like to say 'hi', I'm new to the forum, so please excuse any ignorances I might have towards recording. I hope to learn a lot of things here and work on recording my own music first.

    I have to agree a hundred percent with the comments. I am 100% new at this and have just now started listening to myself through my equipment; which isn't the best, but is a start. It doesn't matter how good the equipment you really need to have an ear for "good" sound and also be very critical of your own work. I am using a behringer 1024 system, very basic kit, but seems to be working pretty good for me right now. Now let all the fun begin :-).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGolarge View Post
    One of the biggest challenges to having an objective view of your abilities is your ability to measure yourself against others, described perfectly in the "Dunning Kruger affect"

    A very enlightening read

    I cant post the article yet because I havent made enough posts,

    but google "Dunning Kruger effect" on the "you are not so smart" website
    i read this, its funny all this brain science and behavioral....its an explanation of a phenomena, but no one will ever answer why.

    To expect a bedroom studio will sound like the Hit Factory is kind of delusional isn't it?

    add> imo HR is a excellent way to make gig demo's and to hone the skills, that if one goes up a level to a by-the -hour studio they're a tight act or the songs are known...my sons band is doing this, and the ability to make great demos is amazing, but the comparison to Platinum selling stuff still has something else to it in most tunes/cd's.

    if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-H.Gerst

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