I’ve heard it said that there are some people in the world who have some kind of super human hearing. They hear things that the rest of us don’t. They have what are called “golden ears” and unfortunately it’s a natural gift that you and I can’t manufacture. The thought is, these “golden ears” are what give them the edge when it comes to recording and mixing music and why their tracks sound so good and ours don’t.
It’s A Total Myth
Let me put it to you straight. The idea that some people’s mixes are better than yours because they have better hearing than you is a joke. More than that it’s a cop-out, an excuse. Labeling some as having “golden ears” helps us to accept the fact that our mixes stink. “Well it’s because they were born with something that I don’t have, makes sense why my tracks aren’t as good.” This is ridiculous. It’s just as ridiculous as the excuse of gear: that some how the reason your recordings are lame is because you don’t nice expensive gear.
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