One can usually judge video or photographic quality pretty easily.
Audio seems to be harder for a lot of people to quantify.
We did something like what ajcdrum did only on a DVD. People were quick to point out video problems but not so quick with the audio. Some people even preferred the camera mic audio because it had a lot more reverb in it and they seemed to like a lot of reverb especially with choral material. Not everyone sees the same, not everyone hears the same. What is red to one person might be reddish orange to another If the oboist cannot hear his instrument clearly he will probably not like the recording, I try and keep the conductors and event managers very happy with our work and I keep in constant contact with them about what we could do better or what we are doing right.
I have learned over the years that you cannot please everyone every time. I still try to please the vast majority but sometimes even that is hard to do.
Thomas W. Bethel
Acoustik Musik, Ltd.
Room with a View Productions
Oberlin, OH 44074 www.acoustikmusik.com
Doing what you love is freedom.
Loving what you do is happiness.
Celebrating 18 years in the mastering business in 2013