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Thursday, October 20 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
How good is too good? Audience evaluation of mixes composed of edited audio versus unedited audio.

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The fundamental questions addressed here are whether the average listener has the perception to notice the subtle nuances altered in the editing stage of a commercial music product, whether this gives arise to a preference of perfection over performance, and indeed who, in this day and age, the average listener actually is.
The field has come to accept the omnipresent use of tools for pitch correction and synchronicity in modern music production. It is arguably the case that such perfection, and often over perfection, has gained a preference among younger audiences who have grown up accustomed to such production values and that anything less could be considered sub-par.

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Andy Brook

Andy has produced, engineered and toured with the likes of Status Quo, Bonnie Tyler, Ginger Wildheart, Uriah Heep, Francis Rossi, Mel Gaynor, Greg Jackman, Del-Amitri, Travis, Tiger Lillie's, Towers of London, Hayseed Dixie, Million Dead, Breed 77 as well as Universal, Sony & WMG... Read More →

Thursday October 20, 2022 3:20pm - 3:40pm EDT
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