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Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:57 am
by paulsmusic
Nikitas wrote:Also check out Avalon (Roxy Music) and Boys and Girls (Bryan Ferry.) Crazy amounts of texture and things going on but never sounds muddy or wall-of-soundy. Fine examples of complex yet articulated mixes.

Thanks Nikitas, I've already got Avalon on my list! It was suggested on an Izotope playlist (can't find it now), but here's another playlist from Izotope with reference track suggestions:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3EX1K ... mX04m5lNMv

And here are some others from 12 top mixing/mastering engineers:

https://sonicscoop.com/2017/04/24/refer ... eneration/

Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:29 am
by Hugh Robjohns
paulsmusic wrote:Strangely enough, I was looking for a copy of his 'Sound Check2' reference CD yesterday. The only copy I can find at the moment is £20 on Ebay - I still might buy it!

If you're looking for reference music tracks, it's not that helpful in my view. There are only a few mixed music tracks on the disk and they're all over-the-top hi-fi show-off pieces really, along with some silly sound effects. Not really the kind of stuff you need to get your ear attuned to different genres for mixing!

And while the test tones and filtered noise can be useful, there's nothing that can't be generated in most DAWs these days anyway, and if aligning a system out and about I find a proper test generator like the NTI MR2-Pro is more useful and convenient....

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Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:32 am
by Hugh Robjohns
Re. Eddie's suggestion of making this sticky, I have instead moved this thread into our 'Useful Information Archive.

Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am
by Argiletonne
I did a simple search looking for a website I remembered that had something along the lines of downloads of regular songs only higher quality.


https://www.hdtracks.com/

fully featured website with different resolutions all based upon the artist/user upload rather than some kind of standard. Perhaps this is what you mean, or perhaps not.

Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:39 pm
by Gone To Lunch
I recommend Jackie Wilson's 'Higher and Higher' for bass comparison purposes.

Re: Recommendations for Reference Track Lists

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:41 am
by paulsmusic
[quote="Gone To Lunch"]I recommend Jackie Wilson's 'Higher and Higher' for bass comparison purposes.[/quote]

Great suggestion - thanks!