I don't mean professional studio recordings mixed by pro tool wizards, but raw amateur recordings vs live sound. I've always been amazed at how bad recordings sound when it comes to the tone of things, especially when using a cheaper mic. For instance my guitar can sound great, but when I try to record it with my macbook mic it just sounds bad. I know it isn't a good microphone so that weighs in heavily. I recently got a nice condenser mic and I've used it a few times and still things don't sound that good. I don't know what I'm doing in terms of mic placement so that's a big thing, but just in general it seems to me that things sound better live. Seems that imperfections stand out more on recordings when they aren't noticed live so much. Am I right in this?