The Three X’s — explore, experiment, and experience

I’ve often nagged in these posts on the importance of not doing things by formula — unless you want formulaic, cookie-cutter product instead of music with its own identity.

But what’s an ethos without a slogan?

So, when I found myself exhorting a beginning recordist to explore, experiment, and experience… it was a head-slapper moment.

Ladies and gentlemen… the Three X’s.

You heard it here first. But it won’t be the last you hear it here… (unless maybe someone finds that package of pith buried in the historic record somewhere, coined by someone else).