Yes, all of my videos on YT were recorded in "one take", but really I only ever "mess up" in a couple places and then start again, which of course is really frustrating. I'm thinking of doing it "one take" and then IF I screw up somewhere, then starting over at that point and pasting it together somehow. I always thought there would be a noticable gap at the pasted section, but I guess that's where editing skill comes in.
I'm still really against over editing. I'd rather hear how someone plays a piece live for the most part. I don't care if they mess up somewhere and start from there again, but compressing, adding artificial reverb, etc in my opinion is cheating. Although, like someone said it all depends on what you're going for. If you want the music to sound good and be pleasing atmospherically, I guess all those things are ok .... but then why not just have a computer program do all your playing for you??
"GLASSYNAILS" on Youtoob for my "no edit" - "no fakery" audio recordings. Just me, my Alhambra 7p spruce, and an Olympus ls-10 portable recorder.