Hometown: New York
July 21, 2011
Digital Performer is *dear* to my heart, but Logic has really crept in lately. I like garageband too -- don't laugh. Sometimes you need to just make music. Since ~2008, most of my serious work that involves composing is done in Logic; otherwise I'm often handed projects in Pro Tools to mix. And PT is fantastic for that: dead simple editing, mixing, automating... it's almost like working on analogue (with an SSL and an intern or 3 ;) I'm not sure whether it's good or bad that it feels the same as it did 10 years ago -- although I haven't tried the brand new revolutionary version yet.
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Mastering. I just worked a long mastering session with a great pro in a great studio, but my expertise is in recording and mixing. Mastering is another art entirely. I learned a lot -- enough to share -- but it's something I'd love to explore with the group. I have a Logic project with mastered and unmastered tracks, sample-locked and level-matched, so it's a great way to hear what a real pro does with a 10-track album mixed by 3 different people. Let's share.
I do software for the day job but music for reality. Used to be a pro guitarist, quit that and wrote software for my improvising anti-rhythmic laptop duo, and have been recording and mixing all along. Hate to admit I'm more techie than performer.