Just tried a mix for one my band's new songs on various players.. on the grotbox I had an
ipad attached with my "oldies and goldies" list. I often use it to compare "real world"
levels - especially the drums and vocals balance - with some stuff I like the sound of.
Picked up, randomly, "Video killed..": I had never noticed how much kick drum
and bass is there! My reference for the song we're mixing, if there is any, is Foo
Fighter's "The Pretender", which has kinda the kick-ass rock feeling I'm after. Well, bass
and kick levels are nothing compared with the old Buggles hit. Is it just my grotbox?
Completely different genres and eras of course, but I'd thought in a rock song
you'd have much more power stuff going on, and louder. But the Fighter's song gets
completely overpowered in the comparison.
Or maybe I just drank too much wine
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