Updated: Apr 13
From live to digital: how to make live music sound amazing..
A blog post that discusses some of the strategies and tactics that can be used to make live music sound as good as possible on a recording.
What’s the Difference Between Digital and Live?
Live music is always going to sound better than a digital recording. Whereas a live performance will include all of the nuances, imperfections, and dynamics that make music sound so good, a recording is unable to capture the emotion in these tiny details. But there are different ways to get the best of both worlds. For example, you could record an entire show and then release it as an album later on. This can be done in a studio or even at home with the help of some high-quality equipment.
Why is live music so important?
One of the most important reasons behind live music is that it makes us happy. It's been proven that people who go to concerts and listen to live music live happier lives than those who don't. It's also an opportunity for people to express themselves. Live music is a way for people to feel connected, even if they're not in the same room with one another.
Tips for Recording a Great Performance
Recording live music can be an exciting experience, but it's important to know how to make the performance sound great so that the song sounds amazing. One way is to place a mic close to the instrument (or singer) and another mic off-stage for ambiance. Equally important is to listen back after the performance and ask if there are any areas in need of improvement before recording.
In conclusion, from the student's perspective, live has its benefits. It is exciting, in-the-moment, and a once in a lifetime experience. From the performer's perspective, it is hard to recreate the same sound that you can get from playing it live. Recording digitally allows the artist to improve their skills and create new music with more ease.
Written by Jaye Sanders - HardSleeper Music