Rainmak3r wrote:This is the second time in two posts that I've been basically called an idiot.
Rainmak3r wrote:I'm a 40 years old guy
This is the Internet. Nobody sees your face, your ID, diploma, certificates and such, only your userpic, your post, and your nickname. Even signatures are rarely read, though most of forum people have them. So, anybody here judges by what and how you write. If you're illiterate, you'll be pointed at your abominable writing skills. If you can't use search engines, the same happens. You asked an incredibly stupid question, and in a flash you've got an appropriate answer, along with a lot of irrelevant stuff. Get used to it; otherwise, you should look for a better version of Internet which never existed. That one with unicorns and other fairytale stuff, you know.
Rainmak3r wrote:Did I make a stupid question? For sure. I almost forgot I made it, though, since that happened a couple of weeks ago and in the meanwhile I've done a lot of progress, all by myself, doing my study (as I always do), and not bothering the fellow musicians, nor wasting their precious time
That's the cool, the right way to do that. I'm glad you accomplished what you were after, and sincerely congratulate you. This is a great example for both noobs and lamers who think that community owes them all the answers.
Rainmak3r wrote:As a side note, you apparently chose to put "mysterious" in quotes as if to suggest I used it myself in my posts, here.
Nope, it was to indicate that you didn't carefully read that part of manual (and, presumably, didn't do that at all), so you've got no clue about what and how they do.
Did you notice that most people don't want to read any instructions? Ask an Apple repair service employee about stupidity of an average smartphone user, they'll tell you a lot of truly shocking stuff. Musicians are not different in any way: they pretend to be called human, after all. So, they are usually the same carbon-based garbage, prone to the same errors dumb Apple users produce at a truly industrial scale.
Let me tell a little story, and let it be a little off the topic. I am currently hired by a punk rock band as a bass player and “The Sound Guy” (recording, arranging, mixing, mastering etc). The band positions itself as a mostly underground act, but a professional one. But… Those “professional guitarists” don't even know how to use an effects loop; they don't know why 3rd string is the most problematic when tuning and playing certain chord progressions; they don't practice with a metronome; they scoop out all the midrange and then wonder why they can't hear themselves when everybody else's playing; one of them doesn't know how to power on a tube head properly; the other one (who's more experienced) doesn't even read score! This is not to harass or insult them in any way (that just won't work since they don't speak or read any English, so I yell at them in Russian), this is to indicate that reading instructions before exploiting somebody's masterpiece of engineering art isn't appreciated by people regardless of anything. Hence the reaction.