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jesusfwrl wrote:because I was a touring musician myself so there is a certain degree of mutual understanding.
Or more often than not - MIS understanding since you are both coming to technology from a music viewpoint anymore than the few times a group of engineers tried to make a band so they wouldn't have to be forever tolerating musicians all day long everyday.
We all know how well THAT turned out.
Which is right along the same lines like broadcast production guys trying to tolerate on air talent and cinema television guys trying to tolerate actors and directors and producers and technical theatre guys trying to tolerate playwrights etc etc etc.
Or - worse than that - record production guys trying to tolerate radio production guys trying to tolerate cinema/television production guys etc etc etc.
You ever go to e.g NAMM and try and get an intelligent engineering style response on some gear from an engineering viewpoint? You can't do it anymore than you can go to e.g. NAB or RIAA or anybody else and get an intelligent answer from a musicality and functionality viewpoint because they are all different planets.
The fact that guys are becoming bicultural or even tri-or-more cultural some say by necessity just shows you how much farther and farther apart all these worlds are drifting.
And then don't forget the endless culture clash between grunts and cubicle warriors that's been going on since the Dawn of Man and the whole scenario of `those who know how ain't allowed to do it and those who are allowed don't know how' and all the other more or less unresolvable stalemates around.
Remember back in the not too distant past - there was very clear lines about who belonged where and why.
How many times during your training ages and eons ago did you hear:
No girls/customers/band members in the booth.
No producers in the booth (if you can get away with that),
Musicians stay on the production floor.
They have their e.g. bathrooms and lounge areas and we have ours.
They have their trainees and support staff and we have ours.
Are you a singer or a songwriter? Nobody's both. Pick a side.
Traitors (engineers who learn music or vice versa) will not be tolerated.
Semi-pro audio is the scourge of the entertainment industry.
It's the primary cause of all this trash being foisted on the public anymore.
And different versions of the same thing in the pressing plant and the mastering studio and the art department and etc etc etc.
But THEN after you LEARN your plant-ese and producer-ese and production-ese and etc etc etc to save money on your first record (or TV show or film etc) that experience is sopposed to be there ONLY to help you PICK A SIDE and then go on about your music or television or production or engineering or etc life like guys have done for a hundred years.
The fact that more and more guys anymore are cross training just aggravates everybody who picked a side (or is in the process thereof) because NOW since EVERYBODY is trying to learn EVERYTHING and do it ALL themselves - well - this is what happens.
Meaning the only thing all the guys who picked or are picking a side can tell you when your record or TV show or film comes out and its' not as commercially oriented as everybody wanted to be is `This is why you pick a side and stick with it'.
2 Kinds of Men/Records: Low Noise & Wide Range. LN is mod. fidelity, cheap, & easy. WR is High Fidelity & Abrasive to its' Environment. Remember that when you encounter a Grumpy Engineer. (:-D)