Playing tunes out...

Crispy May 26, 2004

  1. Crispy

    Crispy Fried for too long

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    Recently ive started playing some of my own tunes out when ive been playing and so far they have sounded pretty good and sat reasonably nicely with the other tunes (with a few twiddles with the gain and eqs on da mixer!). However, this has just been on smallish rigs (1-2 k) and am playing on a few larger ones soon.

    Was wondering if any errors ive made in my mixing and mastering of the track will be much more apparent
    at such an increased volume and what can i do to combat this?
    im just worried it will sound really different or sumthing... :huh:


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  2. andrew

    andrew open your mind

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    don't worry chris.. just do it!

    you've gotta go thru this sort of thing... in my humble and relatively short experience, if a tune sounds good on a quality 1k rig it will sound ok on something much bigger. Everytime you play your tunes on a new system you will hear something different in em, so you may hear errors in eqing or something you hadn't noticed before, which is great coz u can go back and fix em :Smile3: but overall i'd say give it a go!!!

    (ya never learn by getting it right first time do ya)

    if you're really nervous have another big system tested tune ready to mix in if you notice something evil or can hear something bad coming....

    good luck!

    Andrew
    [Voice of Cod, MrBiscuit]
     
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    Crispy Fried for too long

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    cheers dude! :Smile3:
    i reckon it will be cool... just butterflies :?
    the only thing that always really worries me is the bass, just too scared to pump it up too loud for fear of drowning out other sounds or that i might have missed a few dodgy frequencies...

    :Grin: :? :Grin:
     
  4. JPsychodelicacy

    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Remember that according to Ott, Simon Posford mixed the Hallucinogen albums and the first Shpongle album on a set of really crappy hi-fi speakers. Obviously it's going to take a few tries to get things right (I'm still astonished that the first tune I worked on that got played out actually sounded OK), but that it does get better with practice.

    Plank tells me that even pro engineers have commented on the Opus rig bringing out mixing flubs in their stuff, so I wouldn't stress it - believe that it sounds good (if I remember rightly you've put some stuff up here before and it has - to my poor old battered ears, anyway) and just go for it! :Grin:

    J.
     
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    Faction Proto-col

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    Go Chris... Bit the bullet and keep an ear out for nasties like Andrew said. I'd still love to hear some of your new stuff sometime...
     
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    Crispy Fried for too long

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    Cheers for the encouraging comments guys! i feel slightly more confidant now...
    right...back to the eqs

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  7. Geoff3

    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    Yeah go for it chris, Iv'e had your CD pumping round our house, I know it's not a big rig, but it all sounds good to me m8. Have a little tester tune in there early if it sounds good, you know to use em l8r. good luck bud where you playin next? :Wink3:
     
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    Geoff3 Direct DJ

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    Yeah go for it chris, Iv'e had your CD pumping round our house, I know it's not a big rig, but it all sounds good to me m8. Have a little tester tune in there early if it sounds good, you know to use em l8r. good luck bud where you playin next? :Wink3:
     
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    Crispy Fried for too long

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    :wub: cheers dude...

    playing at aqueous nxt thursday in bristol if ya fancy it (its free)
    see you soon dude!

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    seuss Junior Members

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    i always try to get to the venue early, put any new tunes on & have a walk/listen around the dance space & check for any nasty unintended freqs... it sucks having to abandon a new tune because there's some icky eq'ing, to be honest i've only had to do it once since most tracks will sound fine :Smile3:

    i also get the 'uberbass' paranoia, sometimes i catch myself unintentionally cutting out some bass on the mixer... resist the temptation!

    one of the advantages of doing a mini soundcheck early is that you also get an ear for the differentiation between booth & dancefloor sound, which can help avoid over-zealous mixer eq'ing and confusion etc...

    go for it, i'm sure it will be peachy :Grin: wish we could join ya!

    -seuss-
     
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