thread: sonics or soul
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Old 27th September 2002
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Well of course I'd keep a soulful performance even if it had some sonic issues... but on the other hand, I think sound IS soul in a lot of cases... that is, good sonics give more opportunity for a great performance to have the maximum impact possible. I've definitely heard bad sound ruin some great performances too.

I suppose it depends in what way the sound sucks. We've all heard great performances that were done on Portastudios or whatever, but the idea there is that it's raw and lofi and crappy, which can be soulful in its own right. Whereas a lot of engineers and producers and gear these days, without mentioning any names, seem to be out to take soul AWAY from performances - and still sound ****ty to boot.