You know it when you hear it. The band is playing live but there is no, or very little, stage sound. All the sound is out front and it sounds like it could be a recording but you know it's live. I think I need a good sound engineer to answer this as I have not heard this type of mix often but I'm always impressed when I do. The vocals are always just above the music and the instruments are all very tight and at the proper volume for the venue. Some people would not like this as it does sound canned and overproduced but I'm so curious to know how it's done. Some kind of compression must be used. I just don't understand what is used or how. Anyone, at all, out there know what I mean and can anyone provide any insight? Very much appreciated. Call me dumbfounded.