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a feeling : no really new music can be recorded any more.
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Edited Aug 29, 2008, 13:46
Re: Rock careers and the end of music!
Aug 29, 2008, 13:22
Maybe. But if you were a musician, sound engineer or producer and you realised that for the majority of the time your music was going to be listened to in-ear what would you do ? Serious question, do you know how different music is, and a mix is when listened to like that ? Mixing/producing a track with headphones on is a serious no-no as everything is placed wrong, you'll end up with stupidly overblown bass for a start. I'm simplifying, but you get the idea.

A track that sounds great through a set of speakers can easily be spannered completely when heard through headphones. Or doesn't that matter anymore ? If it doesn't matter anymore, then surely music, or any semblance of craft it may have is gone. Which I think is the point he was making.

Sure you can make your mixes purely to be listened back to on ipods or similar odd soundstage devices, should we ?

Edit : Yes, you can create mixes that sound good in both headphones and through speakers, but you have to accept a serious limitation, spatially, in your overall sound to pull it off.
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