I’ve had a great month hanging out with some cool people.
I’ve been with everyone from some of the MPG producers, Andy Munro, Dave Hill and with James and Sonny from the Avid Product Demo team. I’ve also spent some time online talking to other musicians, producers and sound people and watching YouTube and some Groove 3 videos.
What connects all of these events is that on every occasion I’ve learnt some cool new stuff; shortcuts, tricks, tips and other great production ideas. I’m surrounded by some great people, many of them are friends. Now I may be lucky but I also make a conscious choice to do that. They say that great leaders build a team around them of people who are smarter than them. I think that’s true, but even if you are not a leader then can I commend you to choose to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, or at least know more about another subject than you do - trust me, there will be plenty.
YouTube seems to be a place full of those who think they have nothing left to learn; some of the comments I get on videos are plain idiotic, most of all because they come from people who think they know it all.
You may think a guy that runs a Pro Tools blog giving away tips and tricks has nothing left to learn; only a fool thinks that - the more I learn, then the more I realize I don’t know!