Just wondering what people's approaches are towards small recording mistakes.
I'm recording for fun and to improve myself as a musician. I have decided to never quantize or pitchcorrect so as I learn to sing and play tighter. I tend to record in sections with often a lot of takes but have wondered if some mistakes actually improve the sound.
I'm not talking about a blatantly wrong chord sticking out, or a misfretted note in a melody section, but the odd enharmonic. blatant string noise or a slightly louder note within a riff. I've found myself leaving some of the warts in, even though I could put in a "better" take.
It's this an approach you share? Or is this the type of thing that you hate hearing? How do you balance the pressure for a "perfect" take and making things still sound and feel natural?