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Author Topic: Why Am I Here?  (Read 3341 times)

hargerst

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Why Am I Here?
« on: April 20, 2004, 12:51:27 pm »

In many ways, that's a very good question on a lot of different levels.  The corollary may well be, "How did I Get Here?". In many cases, studios just kinda grow, without direction, or planning.  We wind up with stuff we should have never bought, and stuff we still need, or "think" we still need.  Not to mention the stuff we want, but is out of our price range for the foreseeable future (i.e., probably never).  

So this forum is gonna be about cute tricks, and stuff that will get you by for cheap for now, till you can afford the better stuff.  It's about doing the best you can with what you have, or at least finding out how you can get close to what you want for a minimum outlay.  As a bottom feeder, I'm always on the lookout for stuff that's cheap, but pretty good.  Sometimes you hafta bite the bullet and spend the bucks, but every so often, there's a cheaper way that'll get you close to what you want.

My forum is gonna be pretty wide ranging, covering everything from acoustics, to gear selection, to recording tips, to anything I can think of, but usually with an eye towards how can we look at this problem a little differently? Thinking outside the box sometimes works, when simply throwing money at the problem isn't a possibility.

Someone once formulated the "80/20" rule, and it seems to be true.  You can do 80% of the work in 20% of the time; the last 20% of work takes the last 80% of the time.  You can substitute cost, performance, quality, or anything else for work and time; the percentages still hold true.

And that's what this forum is gonna be about; getting that 80% for only 20%.  I'll let the other guys deal with what's the best for unlimited resources.  We're gonna talk about how to get close to champagne sound on a beer budget.
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2004, 06:22:22 pm »

Hi Smile

Glad to see this new forum. I think I will soon get used to it and like it much more than the old PSW forum. I am also very glad, that you continued as a moderator - despite being from one of the less crowded sections.

Immanuel
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2004, 06:52:15 pm »

Harvey -
Howdy from just down the road a bit...  Cool

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And that's what this forum is gonna be about; getting that 80% for only 20%.

Sounds like a cool deal to me! I'll enjoy following along.
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hargerst

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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 08:40:35 pm »

It's less crowded at my forum because I answer everybody's questions within the first couple of posts.  Very Happy
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004, 10:44:39 pm »

Howdy, Harvey! Congratulations on the new digs!
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2004, 04:54:31 am »

Ey Harvey, this place looking good,
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I had some trouble login onto the MARSH forum, problem solved now.
Love the speed of the new place!

Cheers
Anton
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004, 01:53:19 am »

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We're gonna talk about how to get close to champagne sound on a beer budget.


Amen.  you have a witness.
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Knastratt

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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2004, 01:24:45 pm »

Never forget that a Starobrno Czech Pilz may well stand up to an -82 Louis Roederer Carte Blanche Champagne. It depends on the occasion.

Nice to be here. Hi!

A sticky with the "most puff for the dough" gear would be nice.
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2004, 07:37:02 am »

Hi Harvey!
I was wondering if you still had that Demo mic CD for me when is the best time for me to stop by today or next week?  peace. Cool
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Re: Why Am I Here?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2004, 12:50:20 am »

As always Harvey, thanks for taking the time to help out
all recordists great and small.

Chris
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