- I (once again) obsessively listen to music at the same volume "knob" position, yet even with my eclectic tastes in genre, era, and source quality (mp3 dub, local musicians cdr, high end remasterd consumer CD, ect.), ALL the Good sounding music seems to not be critically louder or softer from the next. Obviously this is because the Good* sounding music is impacting me because of dynamics (& emotion) and NOT LOUDNESS* *both terms Good and Loudness are revealingly VERY subjective.
- Although I'm lacking conventional experience and some vital pieces of gear, I can, with my same due diligence, create Masters that sound great in their own right, therefore subverting the competition reflex which is killing modern music.
- My essential MANTRAS of "it's all about the song" and "LISTEN" are still going to get me a lot further than my skills alone, as I've proven to myself before with any musical endeavor I take on. I mean, I can't sing or play, but I've still managed to affect a handful of people whose opinions I greatly respect... and most of all have given myself satisfaction.
- My DIY can SHINE even more now than ever, by being innovative and industrious with my techniques and practices to essentially make MY MUSIC sound like MY MUSIC, period.
*I use the term (made up/coined?) Auralphile, because in the end I don't really care about the extreme OCD technical details of Audio, I just care about how the SOUND OF MUSIC MAKES ME FEEL! AND to boot, the word aural is also defined as "of or pertaining to auras"! So yeah, I'm an Auralphile !