100 WATT wrote:
They also learned how to play their parts.
That's not a dig at you or Watt. But we all know that there are bands that really abuse technology to the point that their recordings are a farce.
Agreed. When I do that kinda thing.. I'll TELL someone I done it. BUT.. Anytthing that I wanna record, I can play the parts the way they're meant to be when played live. I may have "secret" things as far as tweaked / hot rodded / modified pedals, amps, etc,...but If I polish something up.. I'll tell you "That recording has been fucked with" ... and I'll show that I can play my stuff. Sour notes, warts & all.
I only use cheap tricks like that because I dont have access to a big time studio, and want to make my works sound the best I can possibly make them sound, using the toold & resources I have avail.. I dont want lo-fi amature stuff that sounds like all the typical "myspace" bands / high school punk-tards around here slap together & pass off as recordings.
Right, I jammed with some dudes last night that were playing with some home recording stuff. We all kinda had our own take on how much was enough to screw with the recording. It was like an improv hold on to your hat sort of thing. One dude would show everybody a couple chord changes, and then everyone would jump in. They wanted to record eveything live, and I didn't even know the songs.
They might not be too happy when they listen back this morning.