Originally Posted by space2012
the sound changes from Tv station and cable company..
Yeah, the skill with which a TV station/broadcaster can trash a straightforward stereo feed never ceases to amaze me. Everyone seems to think that their own compression/EQ/whatever is essential - even if they're piling it on top of the compression/EQ/whatever that's already on it.
Half way 'round the world in the UK, I was watching live on BBC2, and the sound was fantastic. Apart from the occasional little dropouts in the feed.
Considering the thrown-together nature of the show, technically and performance-wise, I thought it was superbly produced. If you've ever mixed a show for live broadcast, as it happens, you'll understand what a challenge it is. Yet I've heard far worse Grammy shows, Superbowls, etc where there's presumably a lot more rehearsal and resources thrown at it.
Maybe this was an example "Less cooks make the broth taste great"
If John Mayer played with a bit too much "sensitivity" for some, or Mariah fluffed a couple of notes... that's not really the point.
Well done to everyone involved, whoever you were.