Re: [Harp-L] Re: top 40 harp
When I said 'tool', I was referring to US...(giggle) p.s. you high
tech guys are too cool for me.
On Jun 1, 2007, at 10:34 AM, Slim Heilpern wrote:
And there is so much more possible these days. In the old days,
they would often speed up a single to give it a brighter and more
energetic sound. Today, you can speed it up without raising the
pitch, or raise the pitch without speeding it up. In this case, the
producer could have, for instance, decided the song needed a bit of
excitement and done the modulation from Bb to B digitally -- after
the artists had already recorded it. Easy to do with today's software.
Or, perhaps if B was causing trouble for the harmonica player
(seems unlikely in this case) the backing tracks could have been
lowered in pitch while he recorded the harmonica tracks, then all
the tracks brought back up to pitch.
Anyway, once you have the tools to play around with pitch without
loosing much in the way of quality, there's very little the end
listener can assume ;-).
Joe and Cass Leone wrote:
I was thinking the same thing too. On both counts. I remember in
the old days there were hardly any recordings that were right on
pitch. I wrote this off to the times and the premise that all
record players weren't exactly the same speed. Also, the recording
studios could be off, BUT, I had this conspiracy friend who
insisted that artists did this to PREVENT people from playing
along and picking up their tricks. What a tool.
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