Discuss. It seems like a lot of indie projects are going for that lo-fi sound. This trend coincides with the DIY trend. It makes me wonder how much this "preference" comes down to the tail wagging the dog. When I'm recrording at home, I use a good interface and mics, and I can get nice core tones. Where I can't compete with a commercial recording is in the extended highs and lows. In other words, I can easily replicate a lo-fi sound but it's much harder and more expensive to achieve extended fidelity. Is there a watershed artist or album that ushered in the lo-fi aesthetic?