A studio setup can also provide Yow’s charges with the ability to go without headphones – one more way to achieve his Holy Grail of the most natural interaction possible.
“When I’m recording in the studio, I generally don’t have the host or guests wearing headphones in the live room,” he says. “If they move a lot when they’re wearing headphones, you can hear the sound of the cable rustling, and they’re not singers, so they’re usually not comfortable with hearing themselves in the cans. Without headphones, it’s just two friends sitting and talking.”
— David Weiss