Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Art of Mixing A Visual Guide to Recording Engineering and Production by David Gibson|
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
David Gibson's hugely popular The Art of Mixing, the book that has taught a generation of mixing engineers, comes to life with over 3-1/2 hours of vivid, animated instruction on one feature-packed DVD! With Gibson's exclus... more »
A good effort which must be appreciated but falls short of e
Vicnts4 | India | 12/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"That was a painful watch, boring at best. David Gibson may know his chops but he definitely doesnt know how to teach them effectively. He spends half the time explaining what the video is supposed to teach as opposed to actually teaching it. The video begins with a tune by Thomas Dolby- Blinded me with science...which plays over and over till you are bored to death, and the tune sucks. Then Gibson gives an intro to the video about the subsequent chapters as divided into 3 parts. Then he goes over the details as to how panning, volume and equalisation; and effects are used by engineers all over the world to create GREAT MIXES. Now that is and illusive concept, but he doesnt even try to deliver the basics. How to use eq is supposed to be an indepth subject with much disscussion as with compressing and limiting. But he just repeats the very-very basics over and over till you're done. No discussion or indepth analysis. And the video transitions and layout is so damn cheesey, with boring music interludes and some really funny and boring video sections with various people commenting over the subject. You have a professor, a hip hop band, an alien guru and a very stupid dancer; they all come and go in between the video sections just to give some awkward comments. They are meant to provide entertainment but end up looking as a very low quality production effort, and thats a real shame.
Overall, one could skip this dvd,and instead go for much more substantial and excellent multimedia alternatives like PRODUCTION, MIXING AND MASTERING WITH WAVES by Anthony Egizii, you get the session files with the book, and indepth concepts are explained as to why rather than just how."
I still do not know what this dvd is supposed to teach...
nevis | Spain | 12/22/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I find the dvd useless. It does not provide in-depth look at anything related to mixing. It only tells one idea, which is not bad, and then repeats, and repeats, and repeats...
I would kill the people trying to be funny if I could, also... They just make me get severely unmotivated to keep watching the dvd."
Geoffrey | Florida | 08/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I read mixed reviews and was unsure whether to make the purchase. I'm very glad I did. I think it was originally done in 1999, and obviously technology has jumped leaps and bounds since then, but I found this dvd very informative and it did not put me to sleep, as almost every single instructional video has. I have purchased several instructional videos over the years for a variety of instruments such as guitar, drums, keyboards, bass and recording, and I think this has definitely been the most watchable, thus probably most useful. Is some of it a bit corny, sure, but I'm sure there was no million dollar budget to make it, either. I feel they put a lot of work into it to make it a little offbeat and mixed humor with information. The information was very very helpful.
Again, I highly recommend it and am grateful to the producers of the dvd."