[Dixielandjazz] OT - the perils of having preset electronic instruments in a live music act

David Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Thu Nov 1 13:20:47 PDT 2007

If you can actually stomach "Jump" by the rock band Van Halen, this  
version will amaze you to no end!
(not for those with sensitive ears...)



> Spinal Tap has nothing on this.
> So what happens when you’re Van Halen, the last song in your set list
> is the million-seller “Jump” with its synthesizer-keyboard opening…
> and the recording you’re using to play back the synth is accidentally
> run at 48K instead of 44.1K?
> What happens is exactly this (recorded in Greensboro, NC four days
> ago, 10/18/07 )
> Yes, just as disturbing as the possibility that your backing tracks
> could spontaneously introduce a new tuning system in front of
> thousands of fans, hundreds of thousands more may know about it
> within days on YouTube. Techs everywhere just felt a chill go up
> their spine. Erm, once they stopped crying they were laughing so hard.

Dave R

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