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Re: OT: music biz article
I'm not sure what exactly you mean by "studio masterpiece", but I
think that there's going to be an increasing number of people who
spend more time recording than performing since all the former
requires is a little bit of money and a lot of time. HD recording
encourages endless twiddling and complex things that weren't really
feasible with analog recording and are now within the reach of just
about anyone interested in it. Plus, one can avoid the possibility of
real-time public ridicule by staying holed up in one's bedroom comping
together performances and mucking around with plug-ins.
On 5/13/05, Douglas Baldwin <email@example.com> wrote:
> Interesting article. Before the rise of Beatles-related popular music,
> recorded music was seen as a bit of a "loss leader." You made records to
> promote your live performances or to promote your career in movies, not
> make a living at recording. Artists were whisked in aod out of recording
> studios because it was too expensive to spend days re-recording the same
> thing. It could be argued that the technology didn't exist to warrant
> time in the studio, but then what were Les Paul and Stockhausen doing?
> era of creating "studio masterpieces" may well be seen as a blip in the
> history of the performing arts.