[Dixielandjazz] Perfect Records
Robert S. Ringwald
robert at ringwald.com
Thu Nov 1 08:51:52 PDT 2007
Steve Barbone wrote:
>If better music is available via
>computer, why would anyone want to listen to human musicians? Or perhaps
>more to the point, why would anyone want to book human musicians?
baglady4 at juno.com answered:
>******To get those wonderful hugs during the breaks, and we all know..IMO
>guys react to the audience which produces a superior sound than anything in
Steve Barbone wrote
I am somewhat abashed that peer musicians either do not agree, or have not
experienced the Zen of what you say. Perhaps they need to get out more
Steve, I presume that you are referring to the current thread of editing
If so, no one who has participated in the current discussion has indicated
that a recorded session in a studio is musically better than a live
performance onstage. That is certainly not what I have said and I don't
believe that Kash said it either.
So, I don't think that any of us should "Get out more."
What we are saying, and apparently you have missed the point, is that with a
little editing, in a studio or live performance, the recording can be
Perhaps it might not even involve fixing a note. It just may be balancing
the band better, adding reverb or doing something to get rid of some of the
There are many things that can be done to a recording to make it for better
And, yes, fixing a note can be one of them.
--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
Fulton Street Jazz Band
"If you think health care is expensive now,
wait until you see what it costs when it's free"!
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