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  • #16
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    “Music is well said to be the speech of angels... nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine."

    ~Thomas Carlyle

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    • #17






      Quote Originally Posted by Beck
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      "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
      Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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      • #18
        A book would be nice if it took off, so best of luck. Forums are a poor format for that kind of thing because the info just gets buried and scattered about.
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        “Music is well said to be the speech of angels... nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine."

        ~Thomas Carlyle

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        • #19
          I don't think there are many contributions to society as noble, you should go for it.
          How does a monkey eat an elephant?

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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            Don't write a book with the intention of making enough money to justify the time you put into it.




            Amen. You have better chances at making money off music that you write than words. But if it's something you want to do (like music), then by all means, start rocking that text.
            Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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            • #21
              From what I see, more and more people are turning to Youtube for short tutorial-style videos on targeted topics. ebooks - are there not issues with illustrations or photos with ebooks in general? People definitely need pictures at least, videos if possible.

              Just my top of the head thoughts - I do see the need for what you describe. I would think churches would also be a huge target audience, as every church that's not stuck in the 19th century has some sort of board, some sort of PA setup, and a revolving door of 20-30 somethings trying to learn it/run it/borrow it/expand it/experiment with it, etc.

              nat whilk ii
              This seems to be true.

              Sadly, it seems like many in the upcoming crop of music producers (of varying kinds) seem largely to be a post-literate crowd. Their written communication skills are sometimes sorely lacking -- but the most distressing thing appears to be lack of logical, rational ability.

              And, too, many of them simply want to be told what do do. Don't confuse them with explanations, they often plead, just tell them what to do. And if you do try to explain things to them, they often are incapable of understanding. I mean, incapable.

              The last decade or so online has really deflated my estimation of the 'average' recording engineer -- and I'm not even restricting that to newbs.
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              • #22
                That's my cynical outlook, too. On the other hand, I've sold more Mackie HDR books than I expected, and that's self-published, with virtually no publicity than telling people on the Mackie forum that they should buy my book.

                If I do a sound system setup book, it'll be through a publisher who will decide wither or not anyone will buy it. If it's cheap and downloadable, I think people will buy it, and some might buy a print version if there's one. In another couple of weeks I'll be getting bored again and maybe I'll put together a proposal.
                I like your attitude. Kitchen wall, meet spaghetti.
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                • #23
                  I did look at the For Dummies web page and didn't see anything there like what I'm thinking about. I'd be tempted to approach them but they work like major record labels (well, they're a major publisher) and don't solicit proposals. Either they need to come to you and as you to write a book or you need to go through a literary agent.


                  i know a dude who wrote a For Dummies book. He bought a house with what he made from it.
                  I will be banned soon, so don't get too attached.

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                  • #24
                    This seems to be true.

                    Sadly, it seems like many in the upcoming crop of music producers (of varying kinds) seem largely to be a post-literate crowd. Their written communication skills are sometimes sorely lacking -- but the most distressing thing appears to be lack of logical, rational ability.

                    And, too, many of them simply want to be told what do do. Don't confuse them with explanations, they often plead, just tell them what to do. And if you do try to explain things to them, they often are incapable of understanding. I mean, incapable.

                    The last decade or so online has really deflated my estimation of the 'average' recording engineer -- and I'm not even restricting that to newbs.


                    YouTube tutorials are great. You can watch real users showing you how they use stuff, and learn from them to get up and running ASAP. That's what it's all about
                    I will be banned soon, so don't get too attached.

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                    • #25
                      YouTube tutorials are great. You can watch real users showing you how they use stuff, and learn from them to get up and running ASAP. That's what it's all about


                      Then why do I see so many forum posts that prompt me to write a book like this? I guess those people either don't know about YouTube or they couldn't relate what one person was showing them about a particular piece of equipment with what they have.

                      Besides, you can't buy a house with what you can make from a YouTube video. You probably can't even buy a blank CD.
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                      "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
                      Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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                      • #26
                        2 cents about musicial 'knowledge'.

                        As someone that came into music pretty late (41)...bring my experience from other disciplines, I honestly was just blown away at how archaic 'pro' knowledge seemed to be.

                        I mean the first time I sat in a sound booth at a local club to learn from the guy running the gig, I was like 'ok, so where is the sound meter?'....'why is it so loud?'...'why are you turning up the vocal when all you have to do is turn down the singers wedge?'..

                        Just obvious stuff...and this guy was a fixture in the area, a go to guy for sound..

                        I mean I sit down with people in this area that have 35 years under their belts in music, and it's the same bull****************...absolutely no clue about sound check, song choice....and this is coming from a newbie....

                        My theory is that music has been infected by this Rolling Stone druggy anyone can do it type of thing where you have a certain half ass 'be loud, doesn't matter' type of philosophy that has infected everything....

                        It translates into this thing where if you hit a blues jam it's just sad, no one tries, no one knows what they are doing, they don't care...and that translates all the way to big gigs were the big boys who just go 5 million to fill a stadium can't play, their sound guy is out to lunch...Rock and Roll...

                        I don't think this stuff is that hard....
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                        • #27
                          Everyone, it seems, thinks that he can mix if only he can get some sound out of the system at all. Everyone thinks he can record if only he can get audio into his computer. With all of those jacks on the mixer, where to you connect the speakers? or why the recording level changes every time they change the volume in the speakers (because they don't know what Control Room outputs are). It boggles my mind that people can't at least figure that much out from the manuals, and maybe you think I'm not giving the musician who bought a bunch of sound equipment enough credit, but I've seen the same questions far too many times.

                          The "advanced" stuff is to understand where to plug in the guitars, and why, as soon as the monitors get just barely loud enough, the system screams. Anyone can read articles on line about turning something down rather than turning something else up, or how you need a pop screen when recording vocals, or the reason why something doesn't work is because of an impedance mismatch (which is usually wrong).
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                          "Today's production equipment is IT-based and cannot be operated without a passing knowledge of computing, although it seems that it can be operated without a passing knowledge of audio." - John Watkinson, Resolution Magazine, October 2006
                          Drop by http://mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com now and then

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                          • #28
                            Then why do I see so many forum posts that prompt me to write a book like this? I guess those people either don't know about YouTube or they couldn't relate what one person was showing them about a particular piece of equipment with what they have.

                            Besides, you can't buy a house with what you can make from a YouTube video. You probably can't even buy a blank CD.


                            well, if you think you can help people by writing a book then write a book

                            YouTube has become a revolutionary educational tool with people logging on in droves to learn how to do everything from scramble an egg to mix tracks in Ableton Live.

                            that anyone can upload a video is part of the power... there are INCREDIBLE tutorials from regular users that teach other regular real users how to do stuff... as well as videos from famous people and experts disclosing tips and tricks.
                            I will be banned soon, so don't get too attached.

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                            • #29
                              It boggles my mind that people can't at least figure that much out from the manuals, and maybe you think I'm not giving the musician who bought a bunch of sound equipment enough credit, but I've seen the same questions far too many times.


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                              “Music is well said to be the speech of angels... nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine."

                              ~Thomas Carlyle

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                              • #30
                                warren buffet recently said he'd pay half his fortune for access to the internet, so valuable is the information he's able to find just surfing around.
                                I will be banned soon, so don't get too attached.

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