Would you guys know if its considered professional to use quantizing to help with timing on recordings? Its incredibly useful and I can see professionals using it, but it feels almost like cheating to get timing right instead of relying on good musicianship. What do you guys think?
Professionals definitely use it, it's used a lot in modern metal .etc on drums especially. It definitely does feel like cheating but it's either that or you put out a mix that's sub par.
Definitely standard procedure. As an engineer your job is to get the best possible sound on a recording, regardless of whether the band can replicate that in a live situation or not (that's on them).
Basically, if its a term thrown around here or used in a tutorial, its most likely done by pros
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