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Forget Vanilli- 95% of All Pop-Rock-Techo-Etc is Lip Sync/Played

Almost no popular music's played "live" anymore. None. All of those musicians and singers you see performing - anywhere, at anytime - have the little that they do play routed via a mixer to a laptop, or other hard drive, where pre-recorded music is mixed in and predominant. Pitch correction, wrong note correction, echo, delay, effects, much or all of the music being "played" - everything - everything! - is mixed in.

While those people are bouncing and dancing and pretending to play instruments on stage, the computer's arranging and mixing the feeds to present a percentage pre-recorded/live mix. Usually, it's 75/25 - that's 75% pre-recorded, 25% live.

All so-called R&B acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Madonna, etc., are often 100% pre-recorded. All the music you hear is pre-recorded. All they do is dance around and pretend to sing.

It amazes me how gullible and downright stupid [yes, stupid!] the public is. Technology to play pre-recorded vocal harmonies in concert has been around since 1979. 1979! Queen used it. Since then, almost nobody ever takes the chance of singing vocal hamony live. Why?

#1 - it's hard to do.
#2 - usually all of the singing's overdubbed by the lead singer in the studio. The other guys can't sing a lick.

It amazes me how the average non-classical, non-jazz listener fails to realize all of this, even when I've taken them literally by the hand in these so-called concerts, and had the mixing engineer reveal to then how it's all done. People continue to disbelive, and in some cases react with anger and violence. I've had that kind of reaction even here, on the pop boards. It's almost like religion to people. I don't get it.

Edits: 06/04/12

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