I agree completely with you on that...! 

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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Quarter-inch splicing tabs...

The problem lies in exactly what you consider "perfect."

Great production is about eliminating the distractions from "what's
right" as opposed to splicing out everything somebody considers "wrong."
Being a songwriter, a musician or a recording engineer doesn't really
qualify one to be a record producer. A lot of younger people don't
understand this distinction.

>Perhaps it is the 'perfection of the human imperfections' that makes 
>the perfect take. The soullessness of the 100% 'perfect' take, now that

>is the problem.

Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control Over 40
years making people sound better than they ever imagined!