[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Al Thompson althompson58 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 08:23:25 UTC 2013

On 01/02/2013 03:13 AM, Tim E. Real wrote:
> On January 1, 2013 07:26:42 PM Al Thompson wrote:
>> On 01/01/2013 02:20 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> The way our ears work, what frequency we actually hear shifts slightly
>>>>> with intensity.  There is a great book on acoustics by F. Alton
>>>>> Everest that goes into this a bit in one of the earlier chapters.  I
>>>>> am still reading through all of it, but it is an interesting
>>>>> phenomenon.  Pitch is in actuality a subjective form of Frequency, not
>>>>> objective, and this is reflected in this phenomenon.
>>>> This is something you learn VERY early on if you mix monitors for a
>>>> living.  If you've got someone who sings consistently flat (especially
>>>> lead singers), turn their monitor DOWN about 3-4 dB, no matter how much
>>>> they scream and yell about it.
>>>> The audience will thank you profusely.
>>> Humm, I wonder if this is why much of Johnny Cash's work has him 25 to 50
>>> cents flat.  He was back on key for a while after the tonsillectomy.
>>> Cheers, Gene
>> Well, some people just sing flat.  (Bob Dylan comes to mind).  No amount
>> of monitor magic will fix tone-deafness.
> Turn on the "Auto-Ruin" !

Can you imagine how immediately forgettable and horrible the classics we
all know and love would have been if Auto-Tune had been invented back
then?  Or how sterile and lifeless all those mixes would have been if
they had been "corrected" within an inch of their lives on a DAW, played
by MIDI and quantized, had fifty completely unrelated reverbs gracing
the various tracks?

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