Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

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tripandball
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Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by tripandball » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:47 am

After testing my newly mastered tracks in a few clubs the last few days, I learned some really important things about the dangers of layering sounds. Be careful, and always check your songs in the club before releasing them. You will be surprised at what you hear!

http://djfrobot.blogspot.com/2010/06/le ... erous.html

Peace!

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by DangerousDave » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:21 am

Always love your little tuts and things man, keep up the good work!
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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by mrksksks » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:05 am

thanks, what monitors are you using at home?

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by tripandball » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:04 pm

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by Brian Ffar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:16 pm

I would like to believe that with a proper mix and a professional mastering engineer's touch - this isn't an issue.

For me, layering sounds isn't so much for oomph as it is adding texture to sounds that alone sound a bit too surgical and clean. It's nice to have some fuzz and sheen all at the same time - adds to the depth of a mix imo.

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by simonlb » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:30 am

I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing I had an empty nightclub at my disposal to check my mixes on ;)

I guess it comes with experience though, knowing if your tracks will sound good in the club or not.

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by Bagle » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:24 pm

sorry to jump in here, im lucky enough to have a full funktion 1 system to check my mixes on and more often then not layering isnt an issue, i work with genelec 8040's and ns10's the odd time

guess im lucky
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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by B-S » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:37 pm

shouldnt be an issue while all channels well balanced and equalised properly.

but still i agree less is more.

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by Usedtobe » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:23 pm

white noise does contain harmonics. it contains every frequency, at equal amplitude, averaged over time.

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by simonlb » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Usedtobe wrote:white noise does contain harmonics. it contains every frequency, at equal amplitude, averaged over time.

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Just to be a bigger jerk, white noise doesn't contain harmonics. Harmonics are integer multiples of a fundamental frequency, or equivalently members of a Fourier series. White noise doesn't have a fundamental frequency, nor is there an integer factor between any of its components.

I guess you could almost say it's a series of inharmonic overtones...

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Re: Less is More (and Layering is Dangerous) in the Club

Post by tha_metman » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:02 pm

does anyone have a setting to emulate being at a club? that could be useful

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