And almost without exception, FX that sound balanced in the PA mix, are too wet in the recorded mix.
Yeah, and I hate it. Because 1) you can't mix exactly to taste and have the board tape happy, and 2) if you are going to use a nice pleasant dose of reverb you really need to consistantly keep track of it in the cans, FX that sound passable on the PA may have some not so pleasant surprises when you listen to them later.
Anyone have any really good reason why this phenomenon occurs? I haven't been able to settle on a reason that is 100% convincing to my brain. And yes, I have a stereo PA so it is not that I am summing a stereo reverb into a mono space, etc.