I have to vent... so forgive me for ranting...
I spent 8 hours in the mixing studio today, staring a first mix for my band's new album.
Sound engineer made a complete dogs testes of the mix - somehow I left the studio hoping it will sound better at home.
But playing back the two tracks file via my NDS / 252 / 300 / Ovators made it sound even more horrible.
Is there an upside to this? In a way - home system sounded as good as a mixing desk one. What came out sounded as crap in the studio and at home.
Back in tomorrow morning - starting over with a clean slate - all dials set to netural, taking clean tracks and building it up again.
Begs an eternal question:
If someone now muses about nuances of sound because one cable sounds better than the other one... how do you know this is what the mixing engineer / mastering engineer / producer wanted you to hear?
Ahhhh.... the joys of music