This is a classic case of different strokes for diffferent folks!
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:14 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audibility of 44/16 ?
> On 09/02/2013, Tom Fine wrote:
>> As for absolute polarity, I only care about it in how it effects
>> whether I like a total recording or not. And, I can't tell you which I
>> prefer. I just know when percussives sound "wrong" and when a
>> recording is "fighting" the speaker. Most stuff I like is mixed and
>> complex, using several or many microphones and often many tracks and
>> overdubs, mixing effects, etc. Therefore, who knows what polarity
>> issues crop up and how they effect the ultimate product. I suspect
>> it's that way with most people. If you like listening to one drum from
>> one mic, then the issue is much more simple. But if you listen to a
>> "produced" musical product that went through many stages from mics to
>> mass media, who knows what happened to polarity of any element at any
>> time, and it doesn't matter unless it doesn't sound "right." To my
>> ears, a much bigger worry is dynamics crunching, digital clipping,
>> really bad mixing of the stereo sound-picture, etc.
> This is why I prefer recordings where the whole band is recorded with
> one or two microphones, everyone playing together.
> "Produced" recordings are wearisome to listen to, however good the
> musicians may be.
> Don Cox
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