[Ardour-Users] a few thoughts

Rob Quin robquin at uklinux.net
Tue Dec 4 15:09:29 PST 2012

On Tuesday 4 December 2012 22:35:29 Ricardus Vincente wrote:
>  This is the part where I get accused of being arrogant, again.
>  I would argue that a 24 year old who is new to recording doesn't really
> have any idea what he wants or needs out of a recording tool.
>  I have been a professional audio engineer for about 17 years, and only
> NOW do I consider myself a competent mix engineer. I have developed a
> work-flow, and have an idea what I want out of my gear, and software.
>  And oh by the way, that console design that we have been using for the
> last 40 years (inline, channel strips, etc...) is a very efficient way
> of working work.  Someone who hasn't worked on a traditional console
> might see those as limitations.
>  I also consider myself a physics geek who reads every article there is,
> about CERN, that Scientific American publishes, but in no way do I think
> I am qualified to comment on accelerator design.
>  Ricardus...

If you know that it's arrogant then why did you post it?

Some people who have achieved a high degree of proficiency in their chosen 
field like to demean the efforts of those with less proficiency. Some like to 
encourage and nurture those who are not yet as proficient. This polarisation 
of attitudes is very marked among virtuoso musicians. I know who I respect.
I am 60 and still very much learning.


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