Carnac the Magnificent: Episode #2

On the tonight Show, Johnny Carson often played the role of “Carnac the Magnificent.” Carnac was an “omniscient soothsayer” who could “divine the answers to questions that were hermetically sealed in envelopes.” Carnac would hold the envelope up to his forehead, then give the answer, and then open the envelope and read the question.  

Here is my version of Carnac distilled into short blurbs about my thoughts on music making.  These pithy sage words of wisdom will be used, at a minimum, to motivate my particular artistic passion called music making.  However, if YOU get anything out of these breath taking pieces of epic wisdom you will have made my day as well.  Thank You for visiting. 



Answer 4: Song referencing 

Carnac says:  

  • What is a CRITICAL puzzle piece in the mixing and mastering process for your original music? 

Answer 5: within 10% 

Carnac says:  

  • Your song does not have to be as good as the professional mix and mastered reference track. It better be close though.  How close Dave? 

Answer 6: You end up with a better creation.  Also, YOU are not an island; try not to always create music in a vacuum.

Carnac says:  

  • Why is it good to learn, play, create, perform and network with others?  



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