Uncle E wrote:
ghettosynth wrote:The point that I'm trying to make is that there is not a very strong causal relationship between using the best gear and being in the hot 100.
Agreed, I never said there was.
On the other hand, some big hits did not use the best equipment or techniques of the day, Rapper's Delight comes to mind here.
First, that was recorded to tape. Second, it samples music that was recorded in studios.
Cmon, seriously, you don't think that I know that? It was recorded in 1979, three dudes standing in front of average mics next to each other in the same room. From what I understand, it was seriously low budget. Of course they didn't use plugins, the point is that being in the hot 100 doesn't necessarily mean the best gear or the best methods. Don't make me go looking for more examples, that's just what came to me quickly because I recently saw their documentary.
So, while you may not be interested in what demos are recorded on, I'm not either BTW, it matters a lot if you want to make a causal claim that gear matters to be in the hot 100.
Again, I never made this causal claim you're arguing against.
I was defining it as anything that's been on the Billboard 100 charts, which I think is closer to what the OP was asking for, even if those weren't the words they used.
The OP asked:
is it possible to make a correct and professional mix with the DAW's built in plugins?
Merging the two statements
is it possible to make obtain a mix like what's been on the Billboard 100 charts with the DAW's built in plugins?
Further, you asserted:
The most successful engineers in the world use the best gear, there's a reason for that.
You are implying, that the reason that the records that they mix are in the top 100 is the use of gear, that's the causal chain that is implicit in your statements.
In order to obtain a mix like what's been on the Billboard 100 charts like the most successful engineers in the world do, then you need to use the best gear and not your DAW's built in plugins.
That's what I took from your responses to me disagreeing with my basic premise.
BTW: I love how the regulars here prattle on about bullshit while the OP ignores the responses.