Recording sound and product creation for consumers isn't a subject that you can cover in a Twitter tweet or Instagram post. The forums got too unwieldy for me to spend a lot of time on. But after the recent revelations of mastering processes brought havoc to the audiophile world, I decided to take a more active role attending forums.
It seemed that most audio engineers would rather avoid trying to help educate the consumer. I understand why.... recording/mixing and mastering technology is not an easy subject to tackle in a few hundred words with people who want 'quick' answers. But I found a forum at PSAudio where Paul McGowan has cultivated a much less combative group of readers. So I joined in.,,,, and yes, it's time consuming.... but worth it.
The good news is, some of those readers push hard for answers, with great questions that force me to dive into the details... and really try to explain why we do what we do in the studio. It's not easy and it's not magic. It's a lot of work and even recording/mix/mastering engineers don't agree on the processes. And that's the beauty of our art.
In Paul's newsletter today, he highlighted an answer I provided about the art in mastering. Thank you, Paul.