[Dixielandjazz] Re: The worm turns - at long last

Sat Jul 10 18:54:17 PDT 2004

Kash has a good point about minor "touch-ups" of live recordings.  Here's a
thought on the subject.  How about announcing that live recordings of the
event will be available in X days, and will be mailed to those who pay and
sign up at the table in the rear?  It should catch most of those caught up
in the excitement and pleasure of the moment and in a buying mood.  Mailing
cost could either be included in the price or subtracted from per-CD profit.

Bill Horton
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Kashishian" <kash at ran.es>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004 16:51 PM
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Re: The worm turns - at long last

> I've been sitting on my hands, trying not to put in my two cents on the
> subject of offering an "instant recording" of a concert to your public,
> I'm moved to say something anyway.  My reluctance comes from the reaction
> some had previously at any mention about "retouching" a live recording.
> I have worked on many a live recording, in the post production area (I'm
> working on a 22 CD project at the moment...Latin American Baroque), and
> guarantee you that the 3 minutes/5 minutes of applause heard during the
> concert at the end of a song is exciting "at the moment", in the heat of
> concert, but if all that is left in on a recording it can begin to sound
> very long when heard over and over.  So....we that do these sort of things
> can cut the applause a bit, blending in the next song, and make it all
> very natural, leaving more music and a bit less applause on the recording.
> Same goes for that "nasty note" that won't be noticed in a live concert,
> will stick out like a sore thumb on a recording that is heard over and
> Or, that ending that didn't quite work like it should have...etc., etc.
> All that, too, can be removed or fixed....and, if it's done by an expert,
> with professional equipment, then the patch up can not...should not, be
> heard.  By the way, those that have expressed their thoughts that "that's
> Jazz", and all that should be heard, needed repeat themselves again.
> already discussed that enough, me thinks.
> My suggestion, do your live recording properly, with good recording
> equipment and professional help.  Do your post production work, which is
> essential to a good recording.  And, sell your produced recording at later
> gigs.
> There's no replacement for playing professionally, and no replacement for
> recording professionally, either.  Or, I should say, the replacement for
> both will be amateur.
> (I'm not terribly sure that those last two sentences explain my thoughts
> well enough [I'm NOT a professional writer!], but I hope my meaning will
> extracted from my thoughts there.)   :>
> Jim
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