Old 09-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #361
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I thought post count was what gave you forum cred.
Actually, it can. You become less anonymous the more you post, obviously.

But that's not the same as having a name that has a *hit record* count.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #362
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When I joined here, I deliberately made the choice to use my name, fully aware that the quantity and quality of my posts combine to be part of my online identity across the entire web.
That is generally my thought, although as well I look at it from the perspective that I do know a few people "across" the net *by their actual name*, and while they may be loons, such as myself, they're at least accountable loons. "Oh yeah, that guy".

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I'm still wondering what is "harshness"?
.. which I ironically was thinking about just half an hour ago in a bookstore (a place where you walk around to find things to read instead of clicking online). As the music was of the "gentle hipster rap" variety of monotony, I found most of the songs put a lot of emphasis on a wide, squashed peak maybe around 1k, with air band hype. It's a very "soft" sound, and at first glance doesn't sound "harsh", BUT.... hearing one song after another done like this, I get really tired of hearing that forward, Mackie-esque upper mid/treble "shussssssssss". I would consider it "harsh", but probably nobody would listening in the context of just one song.

I think..... "mastering" might be different if the mastering engineer was forced to listen to similarly produced music for 5 minutes before they tweak a mix for a few minutes. The "maximized" 1 octave treble thing is pretty annoying - and harsh, IMO.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #363
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I'm still wondering what is "harshness"?
Everyone's description will likely vary slightly. However, there are many constructs for describing how something sounds that have somewhat useful communicable capacity. IOW probably no one here will dive for the 50Hz slider when they think it is harsh nor the 2k if they think it sounds muddy.

Just like many will know exactly what I mean when saying my bass guitar sounds sort of "hairy" when I push the tube pre just so. Its one of those things you can't be overly precise about when quantifying, that's not what its for me thinks.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #364
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It makes a difference because nothing can be attributed to you. You can claim to be an expert on Jamstix. Do you work for the company? Do you work for XLN or Slate? I don't know, and *can't* know. In turn, I'm not going to give what you say about something as a person who stands behind their actual name.

"Wow, this Obik guy REALLY likes Amplitube! Man, it must be something to have!
Well, I've used the same online name here and in other music forums for well over a decade, so anything I've said here and on those other forums (I-L, Cakewalk, Rayzoon, MusicLab, Garritan, whatever) can be attributed to me. I've certainly never claimed to be an expert on any of them, but I still stand behind what I said on them. Why would you need my actual name? You can certainly make your own judgments based on the validity of my advice, FRs, questions, statements, right? I know I can without knowing someone's "real" name. It's not that hard.

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Old 09-24-2013, 04:27 AM   #365
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Chip....ease up. Your inner gearslutz is showing and you're way off topic.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #366
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A lot of this discussion might make more sense
if readers and writers used the term "reputation"
instead of "name".

They are tied together, but what we often GET out of a name
is a sense of trust or distrust - that is, reputation.

And that applies to companies as well as individual experts.
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