I love how cramped the drum room was! Brings back memories of basement recordings. I think I actually had more room in my basement studio at my old house.
I wish I had memories of basement recordings.
Watching those recording videos confuses me. It seems they go to certain lengths and expenses to hire competent musicians and actual instrument players. Before that, I generally assumed that it was all synthesized.
What I wonder is how what we see here compared to other idol outfits. Is this where all of UF's money, so desperately needed in other departments (MVs!), goes? If yes, do they get a reasonable return on this investment?
Further, assuming that having real musicians record their song is an exception rather than a rule in the idol business, why do they overproduce the songs to the point that it's indistinguishable? I would love it if my idol songs had a more organic feel to them, including possible imperfections, and generally a human touch to them.