Main Forums >> Recording Techniques
        Print Thread

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | (show all)
Stevedog



Joined: 01/09/04
Posts: 3002
Loc: Mercia
Re: Loudness Wars - Pointing the Finger at Demacio 'Demo' Castellon new [Re: Peter Conz Connelly]
      #696836 - 13/01/09 05:26 AM
What the situation needs is, someone to slip through the loudness net that becomes the album that everyone wants to emulate and that isn't squashed to hell...

Iv'e always mixed pretty loud, but only on the loud bits....However, the levels used today, as an average, are just becoming ridiculous. To my ears there is an average rms level, which, if you push past it means you end up having to trade off part of the overall sound to allow the rest its head. In the pop field as already noted, it's the vocals that tend to sound way bigger than the backing. I listened to a, albeit nicely produced C & W album, the other day. The vocals and soundstaging just sounded ridiculous though. To achieve the requisite levels, it now sounds like the vocalist is singing out of the soundhole of the acoustic guitar. Overall, the EQ of the album hangs together well, but they have gone with so much upper mid, to up the volume level, that the imagery is completely screwed. The effect is, to my ears to totally destroy even the illusion of any sort of actual *performance*. The irony being , most of the backing was cut live...

--------------------
nibbled to death by an Okapi http://www.soundclick.com/tubilahdog


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
The Dr.



Joined: 22/01/09
Posts: 4
Re: Loudness Wars - Pointing the Finger at Demacio 'Demo' Castellon new [Re: Peter Conz Connelly]
      #700634 - 22/01/09 09:01 PM
sigh......It's called Evolution. Just like everything else music Evolves. Once the people, there for the industry, gets tired of over compressed Music it will evolve into something else.

Not that there is anything "wrong" with Compressed Music. It's just that this seems to be the "trend" right now, and it tends to be how most mainline producers are producing there work.

It would be nice too see a nice happy medium. No over compression and not to have compression phased out to the point where the sounds are jumping out so much that it makes it almost impossible to find a comfortable volume setting.......The next evolution....

But what do I know I'm a newbie


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | (show all)

Rate this thread

Jump to

Extra Information
1 registered and 14 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Forum Admin, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor,  
Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled
Rating: *****
Thread views: 36503

September 2014
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the
SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for September 2014
DAW Tips from SOS

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media