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Old 7th January 2011 | Show parent
Gear Nut


I like to think Jazz is an excellent example to the concepts referred to in this thread. If you take an old jazz recording, Nat King Cole or Ella for example, I think part of the magic captured is due to the technological limitations of the day. These records sound intimate and warm, and I would easily choose this type of sound quality over the jazz records produced nowadays.

I tend to feel that as technology increases its range of possibility, the recording process should be seen not as just a way to capture a sound, but as another "instrument", one that helps to express the song's unique character.
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