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Old 19th July, 2013, 12:04 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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On the flip side of the equation, how much processing is done when recording and mixing down to stereo tracks? As a recording engineer, what's the aim of the recording? Is it to faithfully capture what sound was out there, or is it to try to produce the best (subjective) sound from what was recorded, or is to meet the expectations of what people think it should sound like? In all ways, the art of capturing and reproducing sound is a compromise from start to finish. In many ways it's a wonder that it happens!

An acoustic set played without amplification often provides the best way of engaging with the music, and is often the most listenable. On the other hand, it is often difficult (and expensive) to get all those musicians together in your house! Joking aside, it is generally recommended that audio engineers spend time listening to acoustic sets - it helps to reconnect with the outside world.
Any views, thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. They don't necessarily represent those of my employer (BlackBerry).

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