Hello, everyone. This is Ryusei from Advance Guitars. As we head into the peak of summer, I hope you're all staying cool and comfortable during your sleep. Setting the right temperature on your air conditioner while sleeping can be quite a challenge, right? Having the perfect thickness of a duvet is essential, as it affects the quality of your sleep, making you either too cold or too hot.
Today, I'd like to delve into the timeless theme that resonates with musicians – "good sound."
However, I must emphasize that there is no one definitive answer to what constitutes a good sound. It varies depending on the context.
For example, you might think a particular instrument sounds amazing when you play it solo, but it might not blend well during band practice. Have you ever had that experience?
Another example would be the highly praised "60s vintage guitar," which, when introduced into a modern electro-instrumental track with a four-on-the-floor beat, transports you to a completely different dimension.
As you can see, what sounds good in one situation might not in another. Yet, it's essential not to overthink every possible scenario. If you feel it's a good sound for your purpose, then that's what matters most. Select the right instrument for the right occasion and let the situation dictate the setup.
When it comes to professional recordings, of course, there might be specific instrument specifications and third-party opinions. However, if you are playing for your own enjoyment and find the sound satisfying, do you really need the validation of others?
The value of an instrument is ultimately determined by the user, not its price tag. It's all about whether you genuinely connect with the instrument. Personally, I have my own criteria for what constitutes good sound – the balance of attack, decay, sustain, release, and the harmonic content. But even these criteria are based on subjective experiences from my own musical journey.
In any case, criticizing someone else's instrument only brings sadness to those who truly cherish their musical tools. If you find an instrument that you believe is cool and has a fantastic sound, cherish it with all your heart.
Thank you for reading, and I hope this discussion on "good sound" has been insightful for you.