Does perfect sound matter?

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Marco Raaphorst
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Post 30 Apr 2019

I put a small rant on my blog. For those who don't like clicking, don't click.

https://melodiefabriek.com/blog/perfect-sound/
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plaamook
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Post 01 May 2019

I think the reality is that trashy sound is just another element we can now add, as we've conceptualised it. No going back.
Sound, which includes music, is like cooking. What do you like and how much do you want in it? This applies to every musical element.

I also like my music a little trashy, but not in terms of distortion etc, more in terms of the grid. I like things to sound a bit like a junk yard basically. Off the grid and almost incidental.

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Post 01 May 2019

Cool article bro

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Post 01 May 2019

Cool article bro

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guitfnky
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Post 01 May 2019

totally agree. some of the best albums I’ve ever heard would be considered “terrible” from a technical engineering standpoint. John Frusciante’s first solo album was recorded on a four track by a guy strung out on heroin (John Frusciante), and it sounds like it. but it’s like you’re staring directly into his soul because of it. a lot of early punk/hardcore records are the same way.

the most important thing—literally above all else, in recording, IMHO—is to try to find a way to capture the intensity and emotion of the music. sometimes that means a nice, pristine recording, but very often it does not.

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Post 01 May 2019

Marco Raaphorst wrote:
30 Apr 2019
I put a small rant on my blog. For those who don't like clicking, don't click.

https://melodiefabriek.com/blog/perfect-sound/
Does perfect sound even exist? A recording of anything 'real' is already a lie. Listening back to it is another lie. Perfection will never be found, it will be chased into eternity.
But how a record makes you feel every time you play it back, to you, in your head. That is perfection. :puf_smile:
I did not watch the video, so maybe this is what he said?

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Marco Raaphorst
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Post 02 May 2019

Yes I agree, the listener actually makes it sound real. If not, no on would ever dance to the beat of a machine.

Perfectionism is a way too approach things, but it's not any better than keeping things raw and even include mistake on purpose. I guess that many people like myself grow a dislike to music which is too much balanced, which is in fact made in such a way it compares to other music in a nice way. An artist should not compare itself to the mainstream. An artist should break the rules and not repeat the system.
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