Originally Posted by Strangelove
Isn't perfect timing only for the producers, in order to help them record songs, and live performances, to place sampled sections into songs? Does the audience even detect a difference, if the difference is not drastic?
Funny thing, the difference between fairly tight and really spot on
. I think it does reach a point (beyond my level, I should add) where the law of diminishing returns cuts in to the point where it doesn't matter. As Bermuda said "Perhaps he doesn't need to be perfectly
locked to a grid, but only so much straying and flamming is permissable.".
For me enjoyment, "permissable" is where the looseness interferes with the vibe. Others will draw the line in a different spot. For high pressure producers, I'm guessing it would be where it becomes inconvenient and costly for the reasons you mentioned and there'd be professional pride at stake.