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a feeling : no really new music can be recorded any more.
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Edited Aug 29, 2008, 16:18
Re: Rock careers and the end of music!
Aug 29, 2008, 15:59
stray wrote:
Maybe. But if you were a musician, sound engineer or producer and you realised that for the majority of the time your music was going to be listened to in-ear what would you do ? Serious question, do you know how different music is, and a mix is when listened to like that ? Mixing/producing a track with headphones on is a serious no-no as everything is placed wrong, you'll end up with stupidly overblown bass for a start. I'm simplifying, but you get the idea. .


Well yes but this is not a new thing. People have mixed records in acoustically perfect environments for 40 years and have spent 1000s of Dollars mastering them only for listeners to hear their detailed work mangled on a car stereo or via the medium of cassette. The iPod isn't perfect but it isn't as bad as the old car radio / cassette combo. The gap between what the artist intends and how the audience chooses to consune their work is always going to be huge.
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