Long melodic builds into heavy bass kick driven dutch choruses are the IN sound these days. I love this video because Laidback Luke is so hilarious in it. Also Luke is half filipino and Steve is full Japanese. Could this be the start of AHM (Asian House Mafia)? Haha, probably not. Diggin the brainwashing stunner shades though. But why are they using CDJ 1000s?
Archive for March, 2011
I love it when I hear people say that. Partly because I know they’re really into the music, but mainly because it is very true. It has everything to do with what is called the “Fletcher-Munson Effect”. The Fletcher-Munson effect states that:
“Humans do not hear the low frequencies (bass) and the extreme high frequencies (treble) as well at low volumes.”
This means that if you’re listening to some Dance or Hip-hop tracks where the bass is a big part of the song, if you’re listening at low volumes the song is going to sound very weak. The solution is to crank that knob up!
(Here is a graph related to the Fletcher-Munson effect that no one will understand)
The Fletcher-Munson effect makes it especially hard to mix and master music. As a producer I am constantly reminded of this when writing music because you don’t want to annoy your neighbors with the “Unce Unce Unce” of a new track you’re composing at 2am in the morning. Sometimes you have to mix and monitor at low levels and the bass is virtually not there. So you overcompensate by increasing the volume of the bass track so you can hear it at the low volume. But guess what, when you crank it up the Bass is so overpowering at high volumes that your speakers are about to blow and the punch of the bass is just not pleasant for the ears. The only way around this is to mix at lower volumes and then double check the mix at a mid volume and then again at a high volume. You have to be sure that your mix sounds as good as it can at all levels. Or, just annoy your neighbors and then play the new track for the cops when they come.
Can’t wait for Friday, Friday, Friday… we so excited! Been saving up for a bit so I can get my hands on this bad boy:
Notice that Im using the singular “bad boy” when in actuality I should be purchasing a pair of these. At a MSRP of $1900 for a single deck, I can only afford one at a time. This is WITHOUT a nice DJM-800 or DJM-2000 mixer to complete the setup which is an extra 2K+. As an artist, maybe I should have gotten into painting instead. Much cheaper.
It’s been about two weeks since WMC (Winter Music Conference) 2011 and I came back from Miami with a renewed sense of inspiration regarding my music. I’m going to use this site and blog as a reminder to myself of the things I need to do to achieve my goals. I’ll also include interesting stuff like “how-to” videos on music production and product reviews to spice it up. You can also stay connected to me via facebook and twitter! More content coming soon, promise.