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What is a "Gearslutz Fact?"
Old 23rd February 2011
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Exclamation What is a "Gearslutz Fact?"

What is a "Gearslutz Fact?"

I am increasingly concerned about what I term a "Gearslutz Fact."

What is that, pray tell?

A "Gearslutz fact" is an opinion or myth masquerading as settled consensus.

So now I will take to labeling these "GS facts" as I run across the pronouncers who attempt to foist them on us.

Will you join me in this campaign?

thankyasomuch,

Plushshshshshshshshshsssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh
Old 23rd February 2011
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Well, you can point fingers or get into debates.... Or you can just ignore those definitive statements and simply contribute your own opinions. Those of us with an adult maturity level see things for what they are and know that the strong opinions of self important members are... of limited value. <shrug>

It's unfortunate that young musicians may get misinformation but they eventually (through personal experience) come to understand that there are no rules in music. Common practices at best and even then the truly creative ones will learn that breaking common practice is a fast track to originality.
Old 23rd February 2011
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Well there are several kinds:

A statement that is just incorrect and passed off as fact.
A statement that is opinion and passed off as fact.
A statement that is based on sound judgement but is not provable.
"" on physics but not perception
"" on perception but not science
''' the ramblings of a Mac user heh
etc.


Can't stop them all, just have to put up with most.
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Lightbulb

The d.a.v. electronics Broadhurst Gardens No. 1 is the best mic amp in the world.

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Nope, you didn't get me NOrse. That's because there IS consensus of excellence on that one! (Besides--my quoted mantra was always offered (intended) as over the top comedy relief.)

thankyasomuch.




p.s.--all I'm saying is that I will use the term "gearslutz fact" to occasionally label promulgated myths and "wisdom" offered by a gs mope.
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You must buy two mk4 and make ortf recordings with them.
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"DAWs make unpleasant errors and artefacts during summing"
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Tube equipment sounds at least 20Β°C warmer than its solid state equivalent.
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Whether something is high end equipment or not is based entirely on price
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Quote:
The d.a.v. electronics Broadhurst Gardens No. 1 is the best mic amp in the world.
I thought it best not to say that. You know how Plush gets with that subject.
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When we run across these gems in our GS readings, will we be calling out the GS mope who has posted a "Gearslutz Fact?"

I hope so. . .
Old 23rd February 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush ➑️
What is a "Gearslutz Fact?"

I am increasingly concerned about what I term a "Gearslutz Fact."

What is that, pray tell?

A "Gearslutz fact" is an opinion or myth masquerading as settled consensus.

So now I will take to labeling these "GS facts" as I run across the pronouncers who attempt to foist them on us.

Will you join me in this campaign?

thankyasomuch,

Plushshshshshshshshshsssssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhh
Gearslutz factoids flourish fictional fruition of fantastic fetishism

peace Mick Swell
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"it takes eq well"
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Roc Mixwell ➑️
Gearslutz factoids flourish fictional fruition of fantastic fetishism

peace Mick Swell
Well Said
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Any answer/comment that ends with the infuriating word: "Done."

Example:
Q. What is the best process for mastering classical?

A. Get the best recording you can and burn it to a CD. Done.

or

Quote:
You must buy two mk4 and make ortf recordings with them.
Done.
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The truth value of the sentence is very low..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bensaddiction ➑️
Whether something is high end equipment or not is based entirely on price
You are right BUT..we have to say your wrong because you have not been a GS member since 1993! oh and you did not list any credits!
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Classic vintage gear can never be improved by the original company, even with advances in audio technology. If it was classic gear in the 50 or 60's it can never possibly be improved upon in the present time.
Old 23rd February 2011
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All HOSA and Behringer will terribly degrade your chain.

GS Fact




Posted via the Gearslutz iPhone app
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if your preamp does not say neve, it is suck.
if your mics are not DPA, schoeps, sennheiser or neumann, they are suck.
if you use a laptop on location, you are braindead.
if you do not have dedicated converters, your signal chain is suck.
if you apply compression to classical recordings, your tracks are suck.
if your remote kit cost less than your house, you are suck.
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The most thoughtful posters will regularly be threatened with expulsion.
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Back from your suspension, Joel ? heh
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If only for a moment, until I manage to-- excuse me, my lawyer whispering in my ear again... hmmm... okay, gotcha.

No further comment, press conference over.
Old 24th February 2011
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Suck
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Gearslutz Facts:

No matter what you own, you cannot make decent music with it unless you spend thousands more because what you own is junk.

No matter what your budget is for new gear, you should spend more to get something really good.

Everything cheap sucks.

Six or seven people on this forum know everything. Your opinion sucks.
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Hardware compressors need to be 'high end' to add something useful to the party, or else might as well stick with plugs. Gearslutz fact.
Old 27th February 2011
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GS "Fact" citations are being issued over at hi end forum and other places. Who said we have to buy the drivel of a half informed poster posing as an expert???
Old 27th February 2011 | Show parent
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and your drivel?
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u87 suck
u87 are a must have

both gearslutz facts
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The less mainstream the company, the better the sound.
Same company goes mainstream, the sound immediately sucks.
heh
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