Just Embarrassing…and Sad

A couple weeks ago I went on a road trip with 4 other guys to South Carolina for a weekend show.

At one point, one of the guys pulled out his iPhone and started playing a bunch of recordings an audio engineer friend of his had given to him.

These were, quite literally, some of theĀ worst recordings I’ve ever heard in my life.

I’m getting a little uncomfortable even thinking about them right now. They were just awful.

What made them so bad? Was it the engineering? Mic choice? Mic placement? The mix?

Nope.

That’s the good news (and I guess the bad news, too). (more…)