[LAD] [Bulk] Re: Digital Effects

Brad Campbell lists2009 at fnarfbargle.com
Fri Sep 5 02:27:40 UTC 2014

On 04/09/14 16:01, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 2014-09-04 at 15:37 +0800, Brad Campbell wrote:
>> One thing I told years ago by a gnarled old recording engineer was
>> always put plenty of reverb into the vocalists monitor. I took this
>> on-board and while I always record may parts as dry as is practical, I
>> always have plenty of FX in the monitor. I find it makes me sing better
>> and play better/cleaner.
> Sometimes the psychologically effect does help, but in general this is a
> mistake.
> Drawing a picture large and making it smaller for the release usually is
> better than drawing a picture small and enlarge it for the release.
>> For my instrument parts reverb or echo multiplies the tiniest of
>> mistakes and therefore I concentrate a lot harder on not making them
> That does only work, if you are within one scale, your music is based
> much on clock of keys. If not, the result likely is terrible, reverb or
> feedback delays could be disastrous.

G'day Ralf,

Thanks for setting me straight. I've been making the same mistakes for 
over 20 years and now I know why everyone I've recorded (including 
myself) has sounded like crap.

I've learned the error of my ways and won't make the same mistake again 
(posting on this list). I'll now go back to lurking and watch you 
continue to tell everyone else who dares post on the list that they are 
wrong too.



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