Great post - love these guys. I use Kush hardware and software at The Mission, and they definitely have the right idea.
The trouble with sharing ideas on the internet happens when someone tells someone else — usually someone with less experience or conviction — what ‘the truth’ about something is… and the other person believes it, blindly adopting it into their own little family of personal truths, and (9 times out of 10) deciding that the most helpful thing to do is spread the gospel.
And on it goes, until before you know it, you’ve got yourself a ‘conventional wisdom’, an accepted truth, a rule that is best adhered to.
"Never tweak a sound in solo"
"Always record with compression"
"Never boost more than 4dB on an EQ"
"Always listen to the UBK Happy Funtime Hour before mixing!"
News flash: it’s all crap. (Except that last one)
Ok, maybe it’s not all crap, but things like that are definitely not true for all of us.
I’m not advocating that you recklessly disregard the incredible body of knowledge, wisdom, and good advice of the countless masters and geniuses who’ve come before. Instead, I’m advising you to take it all in with a completely open mind; listen to the words, assess the positions, absorb the meaning. Let it ferment, let it stew, let it swirl around in the back of your mind, beyond your thoughts, underneath your waking consciousness.
Then, when your own conviction solidifies and your vision emerges of what needs to be done… do it.