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Old 7th May 2009, 01:09 AM   #151
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I wonder if Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope has some impresentable clipping or there is something wrong with my rig.
Can you name a specific part? My wife has the album. I never noticed clipping, but the vocals can be overly present, which makes it shout-y when played on gear with a strong mid range presence. I've never listened to the whole album though.

I actually use track 1 when tuning my gear. I aim for a presence that makes Regina almost-slightly shout. I find that this is the point that will give a good amount of presence to well balanced recordings, but keep the ones with a hot mid tolerable. The amount of shout from this track was intolerable with some configurations I have tried.
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Old 7th May 2009, 08:28 AM   #152
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That's a poorly done recording. Too much compression, definitely on the "disappointing" list.

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Old 7th May 2009, 09:52 AM   #153
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Can you name a specific part? My wife has the album. I never noticed clipping, but the vocals can be overly present, which makes it shout-y when played on gear with a strong mid range presence. I've never listened to the whole album though.

I actually use track 1 when tuning my gear. I aim for a presence that makes Regina almost-slightly shout. I find that this is the point that will give a good amount of presence to well balanced recordings, but keep the ones with a hot mid tolerable. The amount of shout from this track was intolerable with some configurations I have tried.

i can find it almost everywhere, but i would name the song 20 years of snow seconds 38-42 as an example.

Some songs in the soundtrack of the game silent hill 2 has the ability to clip any system but it's not clipped by itself (i belive that a bit of compression there would help) and i was wondering if this was the case with "Begin to Hope" or if it was clipped by itself. I think that being shouty is the intention anyways, but clipped is a very nasty thing for a professional studio.
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Just bought the Bob Dylan album "Together Through Life", the one with three discs = the newest music, his satellite radio show replays and a DVD interview. That CD of His radio shows is terrible, sound track / audio wise. It makes one wonder why anyone would subscribe to satellite radio. I mean 32k bandwidth just does not do it, even on very old music reproduction = its not just the distortion and background noise, it just doesn't sound anything at all like the old vinyl.

Dylan's newest CD is worth the trouble, and the engineer kept the clipping to a minimum (He probably sat on the boards Himself). The music itself is well worth the price of all three discs, even if you only listen to the radio shows once, just to reassure yourself that you are not missing anything by not subscribing to satellite radio.
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