To compress a very long story, I once spent an evening at Groovemaster Studios -- which is run by a producer named Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down) -- in Chicago. A buddy of mine ran a studio in Chicago at the time, and a group of engineers and studio owners went down to hang out for a night at the studio as it was being built. I didn't and still don't give two ****s about Disturbed or 3 Doors Down but it ended up being a pretty cool experience because the guy owns the whole building, which is at least five or six very tall stories and the site of an old beer warehouse. As I recall he had one smallish studio built (smallish for him at least, it would be hard to overstate the size of this place) but was working on the main one and had plans to turn other floors and areas into living spaces for bands, a music school, a gym and a bunch of other ****. Oh, and he had a 1930s Cadillac lifted by crane to the top floor and then knocked a hole in the side of the building so he could have it brought in (just so bands could listen to mixes inside of the car). It was kind of mind blowing, like going to recording studio NASA.
Anyway, my buddy, being an even bigger "bring back tape and vinyl" nostalgia dork than me, asked Johnny K about those kind of standard Pro Tool fixes, whether anything is lost when you refine things that much. And Johnny's basic response was that not doing that makes a record sound old. That sound -- that looseness, the "errors" -- is what makes old records sound old.
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
So the second day out on this last trip our satellite went out. I may as well have been in a stone age cave. Just catching up on Fins FA news now. And sports/wor;d news in general, really.
Walking into the building this morning I got hissed at and monentarialy chased by one of those nesting Canadian gooses. I hate those damn things. Swine birds.
I've got the video if anyone wants to see it.
Enjoy your burrito.
It is delicious!