Home Recording Reference In The Movie The Vow

I was watching the movie, The Vow (with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams) last night and wanted to report another pop-culture reference to audio recording - specifically home recording versus commercial recording studios.

Leo (Tatum's character) is explaining to Paige's (McAdams) parents that he runs a recording studio in Chicago, and that Paige had convinced him to turn it into a business. To that, Ryan (Dillon Casey), Paige's sister's soon-to-be brother-in-law, asks: "Isn't that sort of a dying field? No, I just mean - can't people record things on their computers at home and they sound just as good?"
Leo replies: It may be a dying field, and you can record high quality stuff at home. But come on. You can't get the Sun sessions on your laptop."

Well, Te Sun sessions, in my opinion, we're much more about the specific time, place, and most of all, the artists. That is kind of like saying "You can't re-create the original Beatles EMI recordings on a laptop. I actually think you could easily do it if you had the actual Beatles here! The capability yo get on a laptop today far exceeds what the had at Abbey Road. But I digress.

The point is that the idea of being able to sound just as good from a home studio as you can from a commercial studio is getting so common that it shows up in chick flicks (my wife's term for the movie, not mine:)).

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