Ever wonder how the songs on the radio are so tight and well played?
They hire professional musicians, yes. But often these songs are also
edited to clean up any sections that are not as tight as they could be
Sometimes a drummer will have a great performance except for a few hits
that aren’t quite as tight. Or, in some cases, the drummer isn’t as
tight as s/he should be for larger sections and some musical editing can
make him or her sound like a better drummer. It takes a skilled
engineer with a musical ear to intelligently edit a song and maintain
the life of the performance.
Common edits: drums, bass, vocals, noise reduction example below