Quote Originally Posted by bonefish View Post
point taken-on sober reflection and a bit of knob twiddling i realized, at the end of the day it's still just a recorder, and i do know how to run one. now i just need to get my homemade GOBO's built and press rec.
Right on. At the end of the day, it IS just a recorder. As you use it, you'll find it's a recorder that can do some really cool stuff, but it's still just a recorder.

DAW design has gotten so complex that every user ends up kind of customizing it to their own style. Digital Performer does hundreds of things I never use... maybe I touch 10 percent of it. But that's MY 10 percent... if another user watched me, they'd say, "Wow, I didn't know it did that!"

So you just start asking questions as you go along... "gee, I wonder if I could do this???!" Pretty often, the answer is, "yes, you can."