What is music if not live? Except when it’s on record. This episode gets into why ‘live recordings’ can be amazing or lousy. Not an oxymoron, the sound of a live record has some different sonics to what is possible in the studio. There’s also a decent range of moments that you have to capture in the time. Shout outs to James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Ahmad Jamal, and several surprise guests for making this possible.
What’s that sound that has all the people wanting more? It’s reverb!!! Well, actually it’s a bit more like salt than pepper, but it makes recorded music taste delicious. Reverb helps create a ‘space’ that grounds the insturments, and when used creatively, it can make things sound psychedelic, dreamy, or just plain rock. Happy SXSW, if any listeners are off to the interactive portion, tweet me at @michaeldain and give me tips on what you’d like to hear in future episodes.