It’s amazing what you can do with modern recording software, but sometimes I wonder if it’s possible to overdo it. I think too much editing and effects can give the music an artificial quality. What are thoughts on the subject?
updated by @jamesjordan: 05/09/21 02:20:47PM
Can a recording be “too perfect?”
I think that is up to each persons individual taste. Sometimes I hear stuff and I wished they used auto tune. We had one amazing musician (Gabriel Sabadi) here that used to tell me he would have typically over 100 tracks per song. His songs sounded amazing. I would not want to manage 100 track in my worst nightmare. As for artificial quality, listen to any top 40 song today and I would say they all sound that way. There is no such thing as raw talent it would seem anymore.
I like to get my songs as good as possible but in my case I don't have the skill or equipment to get them perfect. I do clean my tracks up by making sure my instruments are aligned, free of noise, and as in tune as I can get them. But for the most part I record the old fashioned way but in the digital world. So no one ever has to worry about hearing something from me that's perfect. Although I do admire folks that can do that. I also like to hear the human quality in a song.