Oh man! You have that right. In my research I discovered that recordings
that reach the public are split 50/50 in their polarity, whereas all
systems are fixed to one polarity (unless there's a switch, or the user
discerns the difference and acts accordingly). Imagine the baffled drummer
who hears his record "suck" at home, but when he takes it into the studio
everything kicks. Confusion!
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM, Ellis Burman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I don't know if I can hear absolute polarity (I've never checked - I guess
> I'll have to add it to my "to do" list), but if some people can, then I
> feel sorry for all the drummers out there that have been listening to their
> kick drum "sucking" (no pun intended - OK, well maybe) while playing their
> kit live, then hearing it "blow" in the recording.
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]
> > "I still work hard to make sure that what I produce is as close to
> > polarity as I can make it."
> > Excellent! BUT there is no standard of what is "correct" on tape, hard
> > drive, LP or CD. The best one can hope for is *consistency*.
> > clark