I was just over at the UAD Forums and thought ‘Wow, what a difference’ in tenor.
This seemed to be the perfect post to offer as an example:
Plugin Advice for better sound.
“I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on which plugin to look at for better quality sound.”
I come to forums for tips, heads-up, and just to see what other engineers are up to. I don’t really care what level of expertise a poster is at, or if a question has been asked a hundred times before. As many mention, hard drive space is cheap. My experience is that searches are sometimes like looking for a key you’ve never used before. Sometimes a fresh take sheds a new perspective. The link subject usually tells me whether it’s worth my time. I’d never assume it’s not worth someone else’s.
The only thing that tees me is when a post is nipped off for being dumb, already covered, or not at some bugger’s level.
Check out all the great conversation among peers over the ‘dumb’ question posted. Three pages of interesting tips and povs, and not an RTFM among them. The general warmth and comraderie separates the pros form the posers because we all started somewhere and no one should have to feel like apologizing in advance for a level they have not yet reached. What a way to introduce a newcomer to Cubase.
The bud-nippers have been irking me for some time because not only do they insult newbies with no useful info or encouragement, the thread sometimes gets derailed or cold-watered for the rest of us.
The UAD thread linked above shows better than anything else I can add. Damn, it’s just plain interesting hearing experience speak freely on a posted topic.
There, I said it. And I only say it because I, for one, want to read what engineers at every level have to say, and not have them give up, apologize in advance, or not post in the first place because they have a feeling what the response will be.