I try to remind students how much technology shapes their expectation of recordings.Â I remind them that techology can make musicians sound more accurate note-wise and intonation wise. I ask them to report on their experiences of listening to live performances of musicians whose recordings they have heard.
I also teach them how a recordist can pan tracks from left to right and adjust the amplitude of these tracks to create a three dimensional field of sound.
This kind of rambling can leave me wondering just how full of shit I am. Or at least how relevant to my listeners.