April 8, 2015

EP 6 | Thinking About Better Than Best

EP 6 | Thinking About Better Than Best

Imagine if our favorite mixers decided to stop mixing until every single aspect of their control room was perfect...


"Perfection Is The Enemy Of Progress" - Winston Churchill

Imagine if our favorite mixers decided to stop mixing until every single aspect of their control room was perfect...

They would never mix, because no control room is ever perfect!

No matter how hard you try, you can't get better than best. Sure, there's always room for improvement, and over time, with the right work ethic, anyone can improve what their best is. However, in the present moment, you can't do any better than the best you can do.

Learn to live with that.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest momentum killers we face. It's a futile pursuit because like it or not, nothing will ever be perfect. You are chasing the impossible. Once you replace perfectionism with an unbreakable commitment to getting the job done, that's when your audio skills will really jump to the next level.

Perfection is nothing, momentum is everything.

In this episode we cover:

  • Making the most of your listening environment
  • Using "crappy" speakers to improve your mixes
  • The difference between real and arbitrary deadlines
  • Don't trust a spec sheet, trust your ears
  • Resources for quality acoustic treatment

Links:

How to build your own acoustic panels

Build your own acoustic panels for under $30

Real Traps

GIK Acoustics

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