Originally Posted by jaffaman
it just seems odd that somebody like Joan Armatrading on the Show Some Emotion album can have her vocal perfect dead center on one track then waiving all over the place like somebody is fiddling around with the balance control during the recording stage in the studio.....you would think if it could be nailed on one track then it could be on the rest.Instead it slides over to the left of the speaker lol for almost the rest of the album....
Maybe while some of these albums are being recorded the singer decides to run around the sound booth
Sometimes it's poor micing, and sometimes poor post-recording production, but whatever the case, this is why I have gravitated toward integrated amps (or pre-amps) that have a MONO switch. ..There are some albums that are almost unlistenable because of bizarre imaging. ..Some old Beatles recordings have nothing but vocals coming from one speaker, and all the music from the other. ..Great music, but atrocious mixing. ..Hit the mono switch and it's once again enjoyable. ..I'd rather hear a recording in mono than in very bad stereo.