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Chris Lalka

    I sometimes watch various web vids so I can keep up with the latest new ideas. Or I find out "new" ideas that I used to do 20+ years ago but was told "that's the wrong way to do it" LOL.
    War story: I was using "Parallel Compression" 30 years ago (I didn't know that's what it was called at the time) because my music store didn't have a direct/insert cable. I ran my new dbx compressor in the Send and blended the return until it sounded good to me. The tech at the music store told me I was an idiot for doing that! LOL
    Not wanting to keep being an idiot ;-), I stopped doing that for over a decade after that.
    Fortunately, I re-discovered it when someone told me about "New York Compression."
    So lesson learned: if what you're doing makes things SOUND good... keep on doing it! 🙂