The plus side of a studio recording is that one can make an arrangement, fix
it, delete mistakes, patch in repairs, etc. The negative side is that the
excitement of a dance crowd is missing.
Occasionally I have recorded a live performance for personal educational
purposes. There is inevitably something going awry during the set, whether it
is a chair falling, a missed cue, a mike that is turned down, a dancer
clapping out of time. The evening itself may be a real high for everyone but
the reproduction of it leaves something to be desired.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA