Re: A change, and probably not for the better
- From: mikea <mikea@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 21:26:38 -0500
Roger Burton West <roger+asr201005@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in <20100531204331.511585079905675@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Paul Kelleher wrote:
what if the Recording Industry is only signing up groups containing
"singers" who _need_ autotuning (having already dispensed with bands
which, like, _play_ anything...) on the understanding that only their
Blessed Studio Recordings will ever actually be sung tunefully, thus
guaranteeing that word-of-mouth will kill the audience figures after
the first show?
Given that nobody trying to make money off touring plays without
amplification, it's usually impossible to tell whether the meat-puppet
on the stage is singing at all. Even if you don't take the Milli Vanilli
approach, surely the autotune could be applied in real-time.
Erm ... Pepe Romero and his brothers and son and nephews. Jakob
Lindberg. The Amsterdam Guitar Trio. Lots of other lutenists and
classical guitarists. Andres Segovia used to fill the big auditorium in
downtown Houston with sound, with no electronic assist -- and it was
full of people every time.
Cogent is a company with a perennial operating loss, and that's
not the kind of place that retains skilled knowledgeable staff or
managers. I'm pretty sure that 'knowingly' really doesn't apply to
much of anything they do. -- Bill Cole, in NANABl