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jesse decarlo

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Feb 20 17 4:41 PM

You mean this guy? He's not any less ridiculous than the OP video, and he's serious, right?You mean this guy? He's not any less ridiculous than the OP video, and he's serious, right?

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tb av

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Feb 20 17 4:47 PM

jesse decarlo wrote:
I think he's serious.


 


No way... go to the EQ video and listen to 0:30 to 0:60.

Outboard gear means it's "Out from the Motherboard" and a picture of his 'father's studio with a wall of gear he's not allowed to touch due to insurance reasons'

ETA: actually some of it is pretty funny.... In the MIDI vid... " I took classical lessons for a few months before my piano teacher quit teaching".... and "some took issue with my DAW anagram in the first video"





 

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Feb 20 17 5:05 PM

weedywet wrote:
FWIW that "daw" atrocity has become appallingly common.

do you guys say "led" or "L.E.D."?

I always say L.E.D. and while I don't use is very often; D.A.W. never daw, but then my dad was a proffesor in engineering, so I grew up using the corect terms and pronunciations for most things.

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Feb 20 17 5:18 PM

If he is trolling, it's definitely not obvious. There are so many 'audio experts' now, passing on misinformation that it's hard to separate them.

A guy on the Slate Facebook page asked what to do with a track that was recorded at a very low level? One of the pieces of advice was to duplicate the track, until it was loud enough!! The guy saying he will do that up to 12 times if necessary. [Don't know why he stops at 12 and what he does after that?] People were trying to explain that duplicating a waveform gives no different result tan turning it up and the guy was still insisting that is achieved a different result! He said a very common and effective trick is to use 3 identical tracks - left, center and right.

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Feb 20 17 5:21 PM

tb av wrote:

jesse decarlo wrote:
I think he's serious.



 


No way... go to the EQ video and listen to 0:30 to 0:60.

Outboard gear means it's "Out from the Motherboard" and a picture of his 'father's studio with a wall of gear he's not allowed to touch due to insurance reasons'

ETA: actually some of it is pretty funny.... In the MIDI vid... " I took classical lessons for a few months before my piano teacher quit teaching".... and "some took issue with my DAW anagram in the first video"





 

I admit, it's pretty far out there. But I know a couple of people (one of them is actually my cousin) who would be fully capable of making something like this in all seriousness. They open their mouths and words come out, and they're celarly excited about the subject but seem unable to speak with any precision or accuracy. It's almost like a disorder.

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Feb 20 17 5:39 PM

"almost like"? No offense to you or your cousin, but it might be time for a talk with a professional.

Seriously though, there are young kids on YT that 'invent' free electricity and perpetual motion by wrapping wires through washers and using just the right type rubber band. I don't know if they do these things as a joke or for homework presentation assignments or what but this guy is clearly a joker.
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So speaking of what is and what isn't.
DAW.... I always thought a DAW was just that, a workstation. Meaning it was comprised of a certain level of hardware, certain IO, various software both recording in nature and instruments, plugins, etc.


So a DAW with Celeron Laptop, Ableton Live Lite, adn Behringger 2 input interface is decidedly different than an 8 core Mac with 24 channels of UAD. Also some DAWs were initially a Keyboard with built-in sequencer.

Now it seems like a DAW is anything with Protools on it. Anything with Reaper on it, Anything with "X" recording software on it. IOW, the NLE software has become the "DAW" regardless of the hardware association. Which makes no sense to me.

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Feb 20 17 5:44 PM

gregdixon wrote:
If he is trolling, it's definitely not obvious. There are so many 'audio experts' now, passing on misinformation that it's hard to separate them.

A guy on the Slate Facebook page asked what to do with a track that was recorded at a very low level? One of the pieces of advice was to duplicate the track, until it was loud enough!! The guy saying he will do that up to 12 times if necessary. [Don't know why he stops at 12 and what he does after that?] People were trying to explain that duplicating a waveform gives no different result tan turning it up and the guy was still insisting that is achieved a different result! He said a very common and effective trick is to use 3 identical tracks - left, center and right.

The 12x guy must have meant summing to the master. IOW 12 tracks of the same thing are louder on the master than 1.

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Feb 20 17 6:02 PM

zmix wrote:
But wait.. there's more:

Reverb..!

I didn't know, for example that Wallace Clement Sabine *invented* reverb, nor did I know that there were TWO kinds of reverb" "wet" and "dry"

Ha, now I'm really confused as to whether he's troling or not. That Dry reverb example is funny and I can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to think it was adding anything (although lets be honest. Most of us have twiddled knobs on the wrong channel or when the ulit is bypassed before). Then I read his response to corrections here https://www.reddit.com/r/ableton/comments/5uvdwn/hey_there_im_ricky_dawkings_and_ive_made_a_few/ and he seems quite serious and sincere.

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Feb 20 17 6:47 PM

I didn't really catch that in the same way you did, Zako.  That seems to be the way he pronounces GUI.


This has got to be a joke.  There are just too many glaring errors.  Or he's an idiot.  That is always a possibility.

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Feb 20 17 7:10 PM

tb av wrote:
"almost like"? No offense to you or your cousin, but it might be time for a talk with a professional.

 

On the other hand, there are countless examples of successful people who are just like this. That's the mysterious thing.

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Feb 20 17 10:22 PM

"You should know the difference between an acronym and an initialism.

Both acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, but there is a key difference between the two, at least at present. Due to rampant misuse of the term “acronym” some dictionaries are now starting to add an extra definition to it, allowing acronyms to expand their scope to include initialisms. So as the English language evolves, this additional definition of acronym may stick and become widely accepted. But at present, it’s generally still good form to distinguish between the two.

Acronyms, of course, are abbreviations where the abbreviation is formed from letters of other words (usually the first letter of each word, though not always). The part of the definition of acronym that many people miss is that the resulting abbreviation needs to be pronounceable as a word. Examples of this would be things like RAM (Random Access Memory); LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation); NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)."

Needs to be pronounceable as a word being a key point. And so it does - rhymes with raw. Those of you who have abandoned your ATR and set up a DAW should also make the move to the easier, faster, more efficient and commonly accepted pronunciation of your new and improved recording device. Nuff said??? ( now admit it - you read that as daw and not as digital audio workstation, didn't you?) :)

disclaimer: all grains of salt taken with this should be accompanied by quantities of El Jimador, which will undoubtedly help facilitate the inevitable transition...

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Feb 21 17 1:38 AM

extrememixing wrote:
I didn't really catch that in the same way you did, Zako.  That seems to be the way he pronounces GUI

Yes...GUI...pronounced "Jewey".  In case it wasn't obvious, my outrage was in jest...

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Feb 21 17 7:14 AM

However, we all pronounce the acronym for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a single word, even though it is all capital letters, sometimes even separated by periods...

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