Am I the only one

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dave44, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Who would rather play live than record? I sometimes find the process rather pretentious and to much like it has to be perfect. Perhaps that is why I like Live Albums so much, it's the energy a band has when it's all or nothing that makes a sound. Just my thoughts.
  2. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Recording? Hah! How very second millenium.
  3. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    theres nothing pretentious about recording.

    it does not have to be perfect. it shouldent have blatant screw ups, though..

    theyre two different kinds of work that i enjoy equally. recording can be great because its not neccesarily gig-hours, as in late night. its nice to make money during the day sometimes..
  4. ZBirdV8


    Feb 26, 2012
    Detroit Michigan
    I think I would enjoy both.
  5. geeza


    Mar 15, 2009
    Earth, but just barely.
    I'm not wearing pants
    I like doing both. They are both performances.
  6. I look at them as two separate beasts. In the studio you have the opportunity to do different things that can't be replicated live. For example, I'll lay down a bass track and then maybe throw some piano chords over it, or a basic guitar line. Also, the use of effects can be quite nice and used in a different way than the studio, especially with a good engineer.

    As far as the adrenaline rush, live is the best for getting me there, but I also love being able to hand someone a cd and say "we wrote this, we completely made it all up, put it onto a cd and now you can hear what we have to say with our instruments"
  7. : D
  8. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I like both equally....
  9. worshiprocker

    worshiprocker Tonepump Junkie

    Aug 12, 2011
    Mesa, Arizona
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    In my own band, I would rather play a live gig.

    As a session player I love studio work.

    When it comes to making money, then Studio work is where it is at. When it comes to a rush, nothing beats playing in front of a crowd.
  10. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I prefer live playing but when we do get in the studio we usually perform the tunes live, to capture the energy and groove, then sweeten and tweak as needed.
  11. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I absolutely prefer playing live to recording, but I wouldnt say there is anything pretentious about the recording process. Its a necessity for any original band to have music to distribute.
    As far as recording goes I much prefer doing it live style over tracking each instrument individually (like we just finished doing), but I'll be damned if our upcoming CD doesnt sound perfect!
  12. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I like doing both.