Originally Posted by PapillonIrl
I'd love you to give an example... do you mean, like some sort of 'foundation' in the soundscape that the ear goes to when the piece becomes less busy ?
It has nothng to do with the business of the piece.
If the piece of music I am working on is a "Billie Jean" type of composition for instance, I would have a very acoustic, absolutely natural sounding sound source in that recording, and treat the recording and mixing of that sound source as an absolutely unaltered acoustic sound source, amidst all the great groove elements and synthesiized sounds and all.
There is such a sound source, of course, in "Bille Jean". What is it?