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Originally posted by naffdave

A thing ive noticed on here everything seems to be about connecting this connecting that seems to me nobody interesting in actually mixing sound just all computer geeks wanting to try the next toy out.
Im a 58 year old soundy started out without graphics/gates/comps or computers but took a digital desk out on tour as soon as i could as i saw the potential but i use it to mix sound not spend the whole time messing with routing and configuring and mixpad.
Does anyone else feel that with digital desks the whole thing has shifted away from just getting a good sound.

Absolutely – In the field I watch engineers worrying about how to link faders, connect to iPads, must have plug-ins and making hundred of scene saves, but they don’t seem to be that concerned about the quality of sound (why else would you pick an M7 over an iLive), nor mixing the music….

Do not get me wrong, I just love the power and flexibility that digital consoles offer as a tool to create music, it’s a dream come true, but some people seem more focused on the game-boy and ego aspects than the music….