[Ardour-Users] graphical EQs [was: what linux audio, project, do you miss?]

Al Thompson biggles58 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 7 07:14:31 PST 2011

Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Saturday, March 05, 2011 02:38:06 am Al Thompson wrote:
>> I never meant to imply that it WAS wrong.  I said it had a much greater
>> potential to SOUND wrong. 
> I'm sorry, but I have to say it:  Just exactly what is 'wrong' sound?  You will get as many answers as there are sound engineers; there really is no such thing as SOUNDING wrong if it's carrying the sound the engineer/artist intends it to carry.  

Have you ever been to a concert, and the mix was SOOOO bad that all you
could think the entire night was "what the hell is wrong with that guy?"

Have you ever heard a mix that was so screwed up it was difficult to
determine if the band was playing a heavy metal song, or a polka?

Have you ever been subjected to a mix that was so terrible, and you
could hear the FOH speakers themselves cry in shame that they were
forced to emit such noise?

I would say that for any given set of source tracks or mics someone has
decided to mix, there are far more "wrong" solutions than "good" solutions


Check out the website I've been cobbling together.  It will never be done, but it's a start: 

My blog, with commentary on a variety of things, including audio, mixing, equipment, etc, is at:

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