Author Topic: Our constant search for better sounds.. rant.  (Read 124 times)

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Offline sugarplumsss

Our constant search for better sounds.. rant.
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
The major reason we search for better piano, bass, guitar, synth, sax, etc sounds
Is NOT for the audience sake, at least not directly so.

The reason is so WE play better... so those better sounds increase our chances of a better performance.
THEN at that point, the audience notes our better performance.

It is not like a better piano sample will be noted by audience. No way, no how.

What the audience MAY notice.... you performed better. You were more relaxed.
Never think the audience notices that new expansion pack sound palette .. they do not  in 999 out of 1000 cases.
They notice perhaps your slightly better performance.

Extending this idea a bit further:
I think music industry has things backwards.
The presiding idea is that what the audience hears in the mains, is more important , given a choice, than what the performer hears in monitors .

I would rather see an artist who is very comfortable with his sound in his monitors, and suffer a little in his sound in the mains.
Than the converse.
I am not recommending an awful sound in the mains though!!
I want to hear the artists best performance.
Both ideal monitor and ideal mains, is optimal, but not likely.
Oh, I forgot, in a band there is the third factor, of the band members hearing one
another optimally too.
I use T4 as a drum machine. Playing my own acmp and bass. MIDI songs are my latest interest. If anyone wishes to share knowledge on MIDI songs let me know.
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