Anderton Posted April 8, 2001 Share Posted April 8, 2001 I was listening to Beck's Odelay the other day, and was struck by how bad it sounded with respect to fidelity, and how that didn't affect how much I enjoy the CD. And then I started thinking, maybe one reason I like it is because of the sound. I tried to imagine what it would sound like recorded in a perfect studio, with perfect mics, a glossy mix, etc., and at least what I heard in my head didn't sound as good. So that led to thinking that maybe the public doesn't have much problem with lower-fi music because that's the way we hear music in the real world. You hear a band play in a stadium, club with a weird shape and parallel walls, a gym, etc. - not an acoustically pure environment. Maybe there's something about lower-fi that just rings more true to most of us; maybe any reaction against CDs has less to do with the medium, and more with how engineers changed the nature of recording so that it would sound good under the CD microscope. Or is it just late on a Saturday night, and I should be going to bed rather than hanging out here? Craig Anderton Educational site: http://www.craiganderton.org Music: http://www.youtube.com/thecraiganderton Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/craig_anderton Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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