[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 
>recording studio.

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 
room echo.

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.

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