According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda and Slash are two of the musicians who appear in a new documentary short film called "The Distortion Of Sound". The film explores how changes in music delivery systems have led to a transformation of the audio experience itself, with digital services like YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and others compressing the sounds so much that it affects one's enjoyment of the music.
Slash says in the film, "[When] you're in the studio and you have all the tracks and everything is right there in front of you and you can hear your every instrument and you know exactly what it's supposed to sound like and then for it to come out compressed, it's like why did you put all the work into it in the first place? Because you don't hear it that way."
Shinoda says: "There is a great irony that as technology advances and music becomes even more accessible, those songs aren't being played back in their full richness and color. We now have access to all the music we could ever want, but this access has come at the expense of quality."
Director Jacob Rosenberg said that his intent with the film was "exploring the chasm between artist intent and the audience consumption."
Other artists appearing in the documentary include Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg, Kate Nash, Steve Aoki and film composers Hans Zimmer and A.R. Rahman.
A screening of the film was held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles last Thursday night (July 10), with Shinoda and Rosenberg participating in a post-screening question-and-answer session. Attendees included Tom Morello, Courtney Love, Juliette Lewis, Adrian Grenier, Michelle Trachtenberg and more.
For more information, visit www.distortionofsound.com.