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post Feb 12 2008, 03:29 AM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 11 2008, 03:39 PM) *
Hey man, I didn't reply in that post before to you, I was just stating out the general fact. I agree with you. But now that you mentioned gigs, I must note something. Often gigs are too loud. Well it is all relative, but vast majority of gigs that I've listened too and played on to was too loud, practically overloaded and clipped. This is not the way it should go wouldn't you agree? The sound can be loud to a point, but then, even on gigs when too compressed it looses the dynamics. Often it is better too play with rolled off volume, and go to max only sometimes when leads and all. It is not good when a drummer beats the hell of drums and the sound comes out compressed. There always must be some headroom left for the dynamic dimension.


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I play extremely loud and I love it. After a show I want people to think "Damn, those guys rock! I thought my head was gonna explode".

high volumes are good, but only if done right. A lot of bands I see just turn up the volume and it becomes a big mess. Lead guitar cant be heard, bass is invisible and the bass drum is so strong that it knocks the wind out of people. If a band takes the time to balance each instrument right, high volumes rock
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post Feb 12 2008, 10:26 AM
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Our gigs are very loud but very balanced like that. We don't play anywhere that can't handle it either. And we advise on our myspace to bring earplugs so we are even thoughtful biggrin.gif

We also have some new earplugs every time we gig to hand out. Cheap one use ones but they do the trick.

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post Feb 12 2008, 10:35 AM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 12 2008, 10:26 AM) *
We also have some new earplugs every time we gig to hand out. Cheap one use ones but they do the trick.

yeh..we use them too if it is bad monitorinig...or if ther is not any


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post Feb 12 2008, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (Nemanja @ Feb 12 2008, 09:35 AM) *
yeh..we use them too if it is bad monitorinig...or if ther is not any

I meant to give to the crowd tongue.gif Always make sure our crowd enoys the gig and be comfortable if they do want to protect their ears and enjoy biggrin.gif We have expensive ones for our ears. Don't want to be deafened smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2008, 10:49 AM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 12 2008, 10:38 AM) *
I meant to give to the crowd tongue.gif Always make sure our crowd enoys the gig and be comfortable if they do want to protect their ears and enjoy biggrin.gif We have expensive ones for our ears. Don't want to be deafened smile.gif

no we use the cheap one's...but now just the drummer wears them....me not any more..and if yes very rearly...smile.gif


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post Feb 12 2008, 10:56 AM
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for best demonstration to your ears for this topic..if you have some Pantera songs...play it just before the new Reimstain...and you will hear the diference...


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post Feb 12 2008, 12:41 PM
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I use earplugs all the time because the sound on gigs is louder and louder, because PA systems are becoming more advanced these days. They can be packed in smaller boxes and have immense dB strength. I agree that a gig should be loud, but not too loud, and certainly not too compressed.


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post Feb 12 2008, 01:11 PM
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To me as a listener the sound is the important thing, not how loud it is.
I always bring earplugs nowadays to a concert just in case but I like it better if the volume is at a level where it doesn't hurt my ears and I can fully enjoy the music. Should have done that from the start.

Why go so loud that people needs earplugs? This just results in a dampened sound and pemanent loss of hearing. Why not give them best possible sound instead? Best possible sound and performance is what I expect when I pay for a ticket.


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post Feb 12 2008, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Feb 12 2008, 01:11 PM) *
To me as a listener the sound is the important thing, not how loud it is.

yeah man you are wright..that is the point of the whole thing..tony explaind very well how it happend ...but now is unstopiblle...before this happend sound of the songs had more dynamics and more headroom..and it was more alive for cooperation with the liteners..emotions where more in the air becouse dyinamics..


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post Feb 12 2008, 01:28 PM
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There was a recent article in El Pais (Spanish daily newspaper) that around 1/3rd of youths 14-30 yrs of age in major Spanish cities now suffer hearing loss due to the volume of recorded music played at clubs and the volumes at live gigs. I'd imagine that the figure is probably similar in most of the other 'developed nations'.

I agree with Blindwillie here - quality of sound to me is more important then 'loudness'.

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post Feb 12 2008, 01:32 PM
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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 12 2008, 01:28 PM) *
There was a recent article in El Pais (Spanish daily newspaper) that around 1/3rd of youths 14-30 yrs of age in major Spanish cities now suffer hearing loss due to the volume of recorded music played at clubs and the volumes at live gigs. I'd imagine that the figure is probably similar in most of the other 'developed nations'.
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scary stuff...I beleve that there is an factor of mass uses of I pod's..and all kind of mp3 players...


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post Feb 12 2008, 01:37 PM
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Think your'e absolutely right there as well Nemanja. The SPLs in clubs and at gigs nowadays are very high and - at least outside of Europe - Ipods and MP3s may not be volume restricted and can cause hearing loss as well. Those sold in Europe are supposed to be volume restricted but sadly some owners bypass/remove the software lock to get the 'loudness' they're used to experiencing at gigs/clubs. With in ear 'phones that can be really bad.

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Feb 12 2008, 01:37 PM) *
Think your'e absolutely right there as well Nemanja. The SPLs in clubs and at gigs nowadays are very high and - at least outside of Europe - Ipods and MP3s may not be volume restricted and can cause hearing loss as well. Those sold in Europe are supposed to be volume restricted but sadly some owners bypass/remove the software lock to get the 'loudness' they're used to experiencing at gigs/clubs. With in ear 'phones that can be really bad.

Cheers,
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thanks tony for great informations..helps allot:)


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post Feb 12 2008, 03:07 PM
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QUOTE (Nemanja @ Feb 12 2008, 01:28 PM) *
yeah man you are wright..that is the point of the whole thing..tony explaind very well how it happend ...but now is unstopiblle...before this happend sound of the songs had more dynamics and more headroom..and it was more alive for cooperation with the liteners..emotions where more in the air becouse dyinamics..

sad.gif I'm sad now sad.gif


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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Feb 12 2008, 03:07 PM) *
sad.gif I'm sad now sad.gif

I was too when I found out a bout this subject(becouse it is actually more expensive...bicouse all the limiters,.compressors..and every thing else that you need to by..) ...but I had no choice, had to play the game...so I acepted the things like there are....


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You are right my friend, but what is the most important thing above all compressors limiters etc? wink.gif


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post Feb 14 2008, 01:33 AM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Feb 14 2008, 12:20 AM) *
You are right my friend, but what is the most important thing above all compressors limiters etc? wink.gif

Song!!!...............if you have no good song, no limiters,compresors,preamps,mic,Amek 9098i smile.gif...woud not be abel help you....
so...even if I have my own big studio one day...will never cut time off songwrighting....


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post Feb 14 2008, 03:57 AM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Feb 12 2008, 10:38 AM) *
I meant to give to the crowd tongue.gif Always make sure our crowd enoys the gig and be comfortable if they do want to protect their ears and enjoy biggrin.gif We have expensive ones for our ears. Don't want to be deafened smile.gif


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