|Originally posted by Richard Butler |
Do you work in 96khz?
I'm unhappy with the clarity of my sound, ok I don't use top end software dynamics and EQ's but, but, I dunno, is 96 kHz way to go for top quality in terms of both software and analogue instrument 'capture'?
And / or is a hardware mixing desk pretty much essential for a HQ sound?
I know people say they made this epic track all on a laptop whilst taking a shit on a plane, but I often don't believe it - I reckon they hand those basic files to someone else who does all the hard work back in the studio
What do you mean by 'clarity of sound'? It sounds like you're after some kind of magic mojo gear that doesn't actually exist. Working in 96khz hardly does anythign and it is any case completely overkill for electronic music.
The summing of modern DAWs is as 'clear' and 'HQ' as you're going to get, same with software EQs and compressors, they're as transparent as you can get it - any mudiness will be down to your technique rather than the gear. Up until a certain price point, any hardware mixer is just going to sound straight up worse and people buy expensive analog mixers because they sound less clear. In any case, if you want that crosstalk mojo, there are a billion channel strip plugins out there now. With the tools available now, there's absolutely no reason why someone wouldn't be able to make an epic track in an airplane.
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