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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Robbins View Post
    That, and I'll do mine in "PAN 60" font-size...
    It could bring down the Internet as we know it.


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    Looks great. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Hartglass View Post
    That's a big question. I'm sure each job description varies wildly from person to person and even project to project. I only know what I do and my skills are probably not the same as others. I am most often hired as a producer and this usually includes various combinations of the following:

    1. Organizing & Planning
    - helping the artist choose appropriate repertoire
    - coming up with a unique concept
    - making the most of smaller budgets
    - contracting musicians
    - scheduling and preparing in the most efficient way
    - choosing studios that meet the specific requirements of the project.
    - inspiring and motivating the artist

    2. Composing/Arranging/Orchestration
    - familiarity with all instruments (acoustic, electronic or ethnic) and styles.
    - advanced harmonic & rhythmic vocabulary
    - mastery of counterpoint!!!
    - being able to convey a message or emotion with maximum impact
    - Finale notation software!

    3. Engineering
    - Pro Tools & Digital Performer
    - ability to run a session in any commercial or home recording studio
    - being extremely particular about sounds and capturing them effectively
    - advanced knowledge of microphones and other audio equipment
    - ability to troubleshoot quickly and solve technical problems in any situation
    - MIDI programming & sound design
    - EDITING!!! - being able to fix anything no matter how bad (within reason!)
    - Mixing
    - Mastering

    4. Playing of multiple instruments and owning good sounding, well maintained instruments

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    Is this what you wanted? Is it too general or too incomplete?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Collins View Post
    It could bring down the Internet as we know it.


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    You say this like its a bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireline View Post
    You say this like its a bad thing.
    I like the Internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Collins View Post
    I like the Internet.


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    As do I...except for the spelling errors.

    BTW - congrats...
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    I don't know that it can be said any better than this; Daniel Lanois' famous "Soul Mining" speech from SXSW 2003 - pardon the long copy/paste, but I have always thought this was frikkin' brilliant...

    soul mining
    why has danny lanois been invited to speak here in austin at the convention?
    they must think he knows something
    the french canadian kid who put a recording studio in the basement of his mother's house, with his brother bob,
    and proceeded to make hundreds of albums --- he must know something
    about feel --- time --- crackles and buzzes --- magnetic field
    he must know how to tune a piano --- how to tune a drum kit
    he must know that the 24" zildjian is different than the paiste
    he must know that you have to go next door and pay off the neighbour
    to get him to stop cutting the grass so you can finish your vocal overdub
    he must know that you gotta say something when it all seems wrong
    he must know when someone tells you you can't do something
    you prove them wrong
    that you smile and you find out how to get into the back door
    he must know that you help people --- give guidance
    and without any expectation you give it your all
    and then one day someone calls you a record producer --- invitation comes
    it's like baking --- you mix invitation with preparation and like magic you get a big fat cherry pie
    somebody eats the cherry pie and they ask for more
    and you can honestly look at them in the eye and say
    there's plenty more where that came from
    Danny lanois knows that the cherry pie was there to celebrate years of soul mining
    going down deep --- looking for that moment that might make a difference
    eyes practically shut from coal mining dust
    looking for that original fragment that will give a piece of music a chance to be recognized as unique
    that feeling you get when you are walking on the street and you hear a song
    and you can say --- yeah that's the one --- that one that's different from all the others
    the people who made that record found something fresh and unique
    some kind of way of looking at the world and letting everybody else in on it
    and then Danny lanois goes down a little deeper
    more dust in the eyes --- looking for another glimmer
    he goes down and hears the sound of a drum beating the senses across the back with a stick
    somebody is pounding the vacant industrial neighbourhood of dublin
    oblivious of the easy, breezy contamination of radio
    their hearts resonating with belief --- that they can make a difference with caring
    little Danny lanois is there hanging on to old values --- wearing the hands of a brick layer
    getting up early --- chasing away crackles and hums
    wondering why the computer fan is so damn noisy --- in the control room where we will be singing on the day
    wondering why the stupidity of the inline console has managed to become the standard of the industry
    he challenges the elitism of the control room.
    why not make the ergonomics of the recording studio such that they be public to the members of the band
    are we not here to have a common language --- to facilitate ease of operation?
    i want the guitar player to be the engineer if he wants
    for the arrangement of the song to be open for discussion
    no hidden information --- no shared functions
    i don't want my steering wheel to be my brake pedal
    then Danny lanois goes digging deeper in the soul mine --- and there it is --- the mother lode
    sitting in the corner of the room wearing glasses
    that seemingly silent voice --- that suddenly becomes the musical identity of the song
    that sonic signature that will allow all of us to recognize that song from across the street
    he harnesses it --- stops the press --- puts the kid wearing the glasses up on the pedestal and says ---
    you are great and this is your song --- this is your moment of originality
    i'm going to do everything in my power to let the world hear it
    but it is only the beginning --- the idea is rough and is going to need labour, love and building
    we shake off the coal dust and imagine that there are other people in the world that want to feel the way we feel
    right now
    we have synchronicity in our favour --- we believe we see the future
    and at a time when everything seems to sound the same --- a voice of a generation is born
    the channeling is open wide --- the future is bright and clear
    the baby face killer mixing with the burning spear
    chris blackwell with little bob marley --- coming in to display their wares of soul mining
    new orleans radio reached the shores of jamaica and osmosis once again shook the genes of invention
    in the absence of regulation --- in the hands of disc jockeys --- our spirits were lifted
    further down the mine shaft i bump into jimmy iovine --- i said jimmy you're looking good ---
    he says i'll tell you why I'm looking good --- i eat dinner with my kids, we don't spend our lives in restaurants around
    here --- we spend our lives making records
    johnny cash walked in and said what's all the fuss
    can't you keep it close to the bone --- and he lashed into the tennessee stud
    i promised myself to be re-incarnated as the man in black
    where crickets are chirping --- the water is high
    there's a soft cotton dress --- on the line hangin' dry
    windows wide open --- african trees
    bent over backwards --- from a hurricane breeze
    not a word of goodbye --- not even a note
    she's gone with the man in the long black coat
    further down the shaft leonard cohen is working with dre
    some kind of thing just another way to say
    the word is still the final frontier
    the word belongs to anybody
    don't need cash to tell your story --- don't need cash to worry
    don't need cash to know the feeling
    of four kids being raised on a hairdressers salary --- me one of them
    so i went further down the shaft without the comfort of college
    without the reassurance of any business community.
    just the will and the presence of my brother bob.
    we brainstormed and said --- what if --- what if --- what if
    until we were there looking at brian eno --- who said master your simple tools and make your music
    low baggage --- high mileage --- passion before commerce --- intelligence before waste
    the four track, acting as a door stop, talks back
    jeff emerick doesn't know how he did it
    he used 8 tracks, we need 108
    emmylou harris and porter wagoner walk in and ask me --- why did soul train sound better than the david letterman
    show?
    i tell them that the race to the extension of the high frequency part of the spectrum is choking the shadows of the
    bass
    if you light your picture too bright you will lose your shadows
    Danny lanois went deeper down the shaft to where there was silence and his ears were pure
    so pure there was no music --- you couldn't hear anything
    it was a luxury of deafness --- a kind of cotton wool
    and in that lower level --- that cave --- he saw 10 strings and a piece of green maple
    he picked it up and he prayed that something would lift him up out of the claws of debris ---
    the plastic faces pretending to be speaking melted
    hidden agenda lifestyle protection hypocrisy faded
    people spoke the truth and told it like it is
    the voice of aaron neville made a mockery of injustice
    little jimi hendrix --- james brown and willie nelson
    had a hit called humanitarian efforts
    and so i pick up the piece of green maple with 10 strings
    and i practice and put my heart and soul into every note
    my passion becomes the same as the one i felt at 9 years old
    i invite everyone here this morning to ignite --- re-ignite --- or just plain old turn up the flame in what you believe in
    and get to the top of the mountain that you see
    invention is in your brain --- and that never ending commodity is in the bottom of your heart ---
    it's called passion
    Danny lanois is going down one more time with coal dust in his eyes
    going down --- soul mining
    Todd Robbins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Collins View Post
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    Hope this helps!

    http://www.netaddiction.com/index.ph...=46&Itemid=106

    Best regards, Brian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireline View Post
    As do I...except for the spelling errors.
    For me it would be the puns.

    BTW - congrats...
    Thank you.


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    midi via guitar, keys and drums

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    It is amazing to see many career opportunities in audio technology. It is one of the wonderful career that I have been dreaming about. Thanks a lot for revealing the different types audio opportunities. Quite useful for me!

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