- 4 Jun 2021
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I've just rediscovered this 40 year old classic from 1982. Check out this electronic chillout track from The Alan
Partridge Parsons Project.
Well, that totally makes sense and thank you for sharing that insight on audio engineering. I wish more sound engineers would use Alan Parson's technique. There are very few artists that I can hear what they are saying now a days, (and really from the past too) and that's not because of my age and the tad of hearing loss that comes with it (Band didn't help in HS), it's just poor production on their part. Lady Gaga is one of the few, that I can hear most of what she says, though sometimes I'd rather not hear what she's saying.That's the thing about Alan Parsons, he was a hell of an audio engineer before going on to do his own thing - as I mentioned, he was an audio engineer on other well-engineered albums in the 1970s like the wonderful Dark Side of the Moon.
Modern sound engineers have a habit of not engineering so well for balance; there seems to simply be about maxing the samples out without clipping. Good audio engineering seems to be a lost art.