the 80/20 rule…

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…or why you still need high end studio.

You know what is the 80/20 rule or have experienced it even without naming it certainly more than once. What you can read on the internet is  that « the principle was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80% of income  was received by 20% of the population.  » In reality, Pareto didn’t mention 80/20 ratio, but it illustrate well the principle. Juran then tend to think that this rule can be applied to a lot of different situations as management, business, stock etc and see it like a kind of universal rule. On another level, you can find easier example: if someone is ask to draw a tree, only 20% of the real representation of the tree is needed to let know to someone else that this is a tree. Also, only 20% of the time needed to draw a tree is enough to let someone know what this is. And only the 20% of the color are enough to make it look like it. This is a easy to catch example but it apply to money too (20% of what you do create 80% of your incomes) or happiness ( 20% of what you do make you  80% happy). You probably spend 80% of your phone call with only 20% of your contact and spend 80% of your time with 20% of the people you know. Of course, the ratio is not always exactly 80/20 but it makes it easier to observe how it can help focus on the essential part of living.

So where am I going with high end studio, when 20% of the gear can give 80% of the result? Simply because I think that most of musicians and producers don’t want to stop at 80% of result. In the same way they don’t want to play on a guitar copy or 80% of the score only. Recording music is more than a job. It’s a passion, a dedication. When you’re entering the studio, you want to reach the point where your recording corresponds with your feeling and make one in communion. That’s the real goal of a recording session. Ensure to don’t just yield an object but that that you generate an experience that will be shared thru listening and intrinsically linked to everybody’s living experience.

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