There have been a few comments about the importance of using as little processing as
possible because this is a field recording. Unlike field recordings of the past, though,
the market for these recordings is the community where the music originated, and not
ethnomusicology buffs. Because of that, I feel that the purist approach of not processing
the material does not apply. Rather, I want a mix that will withstand repeated listening.
So my goal is a clean mix, flat frequency spectrum, & wide dynamic range, regardless
of how many plug-ins it takes.
It's very interesting how the context of a recording
and its intended audience affects our beliefs about how to approach a mix.
your comments so far.
Once i'm done the mix, I'll post some before/after clips
of the material.
Musician & Producer, Montreal