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i should work for TBC

"TBC" by the way are the guys who write and produce Homestar Runner.

So the Space Camp song 35-second preview (yes, preview, not the full song) was released on Brent's MySpace page today. A lot of people liked it, but of course the haters who think they know everything there is to know about audio and recording decided to chime in. And to note there are a lot more likers than haters. Just so you know. 🙂

My opinion? It's all good. I knew there was going to be some backlash to the "polished" version of the song. More on that in a moment.

Here's what I find interesting:

People who have recorded with me and listen to my own works know I do a decent job. I don't claim to be a master audio guy by any means, but at the end of the day what I produce does sounds at least above average. At least I think so. That's my opinion and I'm stickin' to it. 🙂

The haters said things like:

"Reverb = Gay"

Obviously stated by someone who put a lot of thought into the comment (can you detect my sarcasm there?) The funny thing that there isn't any reverberation anywhere in the song.

"Voice sounds stacked and edited"

Well, no crap. It's a studio recording. Of course it's stacked and edited. What did you expect, a vocal recorded through a paper towel roll?


A tried-and-true reference to the famous Tango & Cash line "F--ked Up Beyond All Recognition". The guy hated the song. Really hated it. But then said he wasn't "trying to be a hater" (literally, that's what he said a few comments later).

Of course, I made a comment, which included:

I love these "not what I expected comments". All of 'em. I guess these guys prefer crappy camcorder audio and being washed down by YouTube compression over a clean recording?

I referenced to TBC at the start of this. This is because I remember when they released Strong Bad Sings. It was panned. I mean, really panned. A lot of people hated this for the same reason the haters made comments on Brent's preview, that being "it sounds too good".

But yet it sold. And continues to sell.

Methinks that says it all. 🙂


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