- Jan 10, 2010
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I was in the studio one time. We were just going to cut a live demo to give to booking people. The guy who owned and ran the studio (it was pretty high end...some famous users) laughed when we said we wanted to cut six tracks in four hours. After one take he wasn't laughing anymore. We were a tight professional band who knew how to play together...we were so different than what he usually saw he didn't realize that still existed. We wound up using some of the tracking time to mix the demo because we didn't need anywhere clost to four hours to do it. Almost nobody cuts live anymore or is tight enough to play without clicks and quantizing. He told me a story about spending hours doing exactly what Beato showed...lining up hits because the drummer was so all over the place that the takes were horrible. I think many producers would love to cut live bands playing together without quantizing...but it's a lost art now. It's easier to "polish turds" with technology than get most players tight enough to sound good without it.