Reviews for "Dark Water Woman"
permalink Sun, Jan 9, 2011 @ 4:38 AM
Nice concept with the drums and PM’s vox. Have you looked what’s gong on below 30Hz on the lower drums?
The unadulterated drum samples carry a low frequency vibration, which remains even after a sub cut, and the presence and power of the drums are diminished if I start cutting out the 39 - 312 Hz range. From what I can gather the low sample rate of the mp3 file is having an impact. The sample is not distorted if you play it from the Downloads link and should be fine if you download and play from desktop. It seems to get distorted when played straight from the remixes/song file page.
If anyone has any ideas what may be done to improve this please let me know.
There is much literature about EQ kick drums and low end rumble. I not qualified to recommend specific techniques. I do know that listening to playback by web sites players can be frustrating. Youtube can really screw with your audio depending on the resolution they select for play based on your video attributes. You may want to post your inquiry on the ccMixter forum or look on forums like http://www.recordingreview.... or http://www.gearslutz.com/bo...
My comment was based on listening with cans with relatively good low end response down to the 20-25Hz range.
Wrt rumble some has to with what we use to listen to the uploaded mixes. Various monitors and headphones may have poor low response and provide more rumble than the mixer intended.
I usually take a look on a spectrum analyzer to see what is happening below 30Hz and roll it off. I don’t mix for sub woofers or use them. Below 30 to 80Hz can problematic for of lots for desktop monitors, stock car stereos, etc.
I’ve read about cleaning up below 300Hz but bass and drum were not the topic. There a lot of vids and articles on kick drums EQ.
Tangential point: Found an interesting vid recently on youtube about tuning kick drums. There is tonal part to some kick drums. If it is not tuned to the key of the song, unwanted rumble may result.
permalink Sun, Jan 9, 2011 @ 12:31 PM
Heard this song a couple of times today - without realizing that it more than nine minutes. :)
permalink Sun, Jan 9, 2011 @ 12:38 PM
perfect front porch music, bayou style.
permalink Sun, Jan 9, 2011 @ 12:53 PM
This is really really cool. Hypnotic & suggestive. Love it!