In addition, "music mastering" engineers may also need to apply corrective equalization and dynamic enhancement in order to improve upon sound translation on all playback systems.
Markleford;4388247 said:So..."horrible" == "different than the album" ?or"horrible" == "different than GH" ?I wouldn't call this "horrible" or "awful" by any measure, but I don't know the original track. GH's version sounds like it scoops out the mids too much to my ears, honestly, but I wouldn't say that's bad either. It's just a preference: I don't like the classic "loudness EQ curve" found on consumer playback systems.Also remember, RB will boost the volume of the instrument stem currently being played, altering the mix. If you play with different instruments next time, it will sound even different. Not sure if GH does the same.- m
wesjett08;4387794 said:The issue is that most authoring companies don't "master" the stems. Audio Mastering ... Specifically this part.
davidshek;4388966 said:No, that's not an issue, because mastering isn't done on stems. Mastering is done on a final mix.
wesjett08;4387794 said:The issue is that most authoring companies don't "master" the stems.
davidshek;4388966 said:mastering isn't done on stems. Mastering is done on a final mix.
wesjett08;4389109 said:It can still be applied to the master mix the players will hear.
Hetz;4387799 said:Yeah, Semi Charmed Life is HORRIBLE. Higher by Creed is also screwed up, but not as badly.How come it's all the popular songs that get horrible mixes...but some unknown Metal band gets stellar treatment?
Dangimarocker;4390911 said:Because the metal music already sounds scratchy and ****ty.
Santa Claustrophobia;4390945 said:Because the 'popular' music has more at stake. Who's going to complain about the audio mix of a song they won't buy anyway?
Nathaniel607;4391146 said:Yeah, because no one buys metal on Rock Band Network!Oh, wait, I meant the other thing. That metal is by far the most popular genre on RBN. Yeah, that one.
Dangimarocker;4391378 said:People buy it because it has harder charts... not because they like the song. Have many people that do this. I'd much rather listen to Indie than Metal anyday since they can actually sing and not have to scream to qualify as a "singer".
Nathaniel607;4391917 said:1. A lot of "indie" rock singers, even ones considered good, I can't stand simply because of their whiny, utterly expressionless style.2. LOADS of metal doesn't have screaming or only uses it slight. For example, the entire NWOBHM genre. 3. Don't dismiss screaming. It can be challenging, and, when pulled off correctly, can create a very unique and dramatic feeling. Listen to this;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7Tvxf-3cUDon't think I don't like rock though, just a lot of what people call "indie rock" is crap and also pop-rock/pop-punk just gives me ear-bleeds.
CaptainToasteh;4391435 said:Metal that doesn't have screaming:Chasing the Light by NautiluzFlag in Ground by Sonata ArcticaAnything by Amberian DawnHead up High by FirewindI, for one, do like the screaming in songs like those from Between the Buried and Me, Periphery, Meshuggah, etc. I think it adds to the effect of aggressiveness, however it's definitely an acquired taste.
Dangimarocker;4392481 said:I found that song horrible.. too long.And that means you find classic rock singers bad.. some of them had whiny voices.Yet you find the band in that link good... which is whispering and screaming... i fell asleep a minute in.
Nathaniel607;4392543 said:A lot of current metal bands are truly innovating and interesting musicians and you're just shooting them down because you can't stand vocals that are a bit different.
Nathaniel607;4392543 said:Wow, what a short attention span. Of course you'll find it boring if you start ignoring it a minute in - the whole point of that track is that it builds! Some classic rock bands did have bad singers, but it seems more prevalent today. Not bad for other people but I just hear it and go arrrghhh. Like this;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcNiKCmWdYEJust stop telling off metal bands for singing like that "because they can make money off it". Some do, sure, but that's true in almost any genre. A lot of current metal bands are truly innovating and interesting musicians and you're just shooting them down because you can't stand vocals that are a bit different.
nathaniel607;4392543 said:wow, what a short attention span. Of course you'll find it boring if you start ignoring it a minute in -
Santa Claustrophobia;4392751 said:Boring!