Re: A pet peeve with bands on TV
I'm also a technician as well as a drummer/bassist and I'm telling you, live mic'ing and set-up is one of the hardest things to get right. The studio may not have good accustics, the sequencing may be too hard to do live, the amps might not be strong enough to do it (or too powerful)...there are a whole host of things that could be the problem.
A good example of this is a live version of Subculture done by New Order. The room they played in was tiny, with bad accoustics and some very bad equipment. The result was a disaster- the bass rattled around the room, the cymbals sounded tinny and the vocals were terrible,