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Old 20th March 2009, 01:43 PM   #281
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I like "every Breath you take " by The Police
........got to test the hollow beats.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 05:37 AM   #282
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Some off my test tracks:

The Horrorpops- Drama Queen
Nine inch Nails- Closer
Metal Gear Solid 4 soundtrack- Cold Memories
Metal Gear Solid 4 soundtrack- Old Snake


and whatever else i have handy.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 05:40 AM   #283
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Peter Gabriel-Sledgehammer
Yes-Owner of a Lonely Heart
Theme from 2001 Thus Spake Zarasthustra(?)
Flight of the Valkyries too!!!!

Like Tarhead says also...Les Paul and Mary Ford doing Bye Bye Blues rocks too

Megadeth doing High Speed Dirt and Skin o My Teeth
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Old 22nd April 2009, 06:03 AM   #284
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A lot of my favorites mentioned already: Enya, Take 5, Diana Krall, Private Investigations and Migra.

I've just discovered Allan Taylor, and some very nice Japanese drum music whose names I have no idea of (but know it's track 5 on the disc, yay). Allison Krauss "Down to the River" from the O Brother soundtrack, Hugh Masakela "Stimela" or "Cantaloupe Island" or "Strawberries", Ray Charles "Georgia on my mind", Coldplay "Don't Panic", Eagles "Tequila Sunrise" (I just know the track really well!) would be some of the other stuff I put on when checking out new equipment.

I mostly listen to Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison these days but their recordings are average at best, so it's all a little weird really.

The test discs have some nice music but I prefer music I know and have listened to enough to be able to tell what the equipment is doing with it. Not all of my choices are stellar recordings, by the way. "Moondance" is one of my favorite tests tracks, and it's a pretty poor recording by all counts. But listening to it should still make you want to dance
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Old 22nd April 2009, 06:14 AM   #285
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The best music? ... the stuff they bring on THEIR OWN.

Perhaps my taste is alot different than the norm. Not to mention that my best vocal recording is 1950 Indonesian LP recording and plus some balinese percussions.
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Old 23rd April 2009, 03:11 PM   #286
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Rim Banna, album -> The Mirror of My Soul, song -> Malek

Usually, i use these CDs for testing:
1. Rim Banna, The Mirror of My Soul
2. Diana Krall, Live in Paris
3. Jazz at The Pawnshop
4. Radka Toneff, Some Time Ago. (try this song, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress). the recording quality is not very good though..
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Old 7th May 2009, 08:49 PM   #287
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I always like to use Spyro Gyra's "The Delicate Prey" from the CD "Dreams Beyond Control". Great blend of many different instruments, and well recorded.
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Old 16th May 2009, 07:08 AM   #288
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byblos...off of chicago v11
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Old 16th May 2009, 08:29 AM   #289
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Originally posted by steviedon
Andy Mckee- Heather's Song or Into the Ocean (both played on harp guitar)
Coldplay-Don't Panic from Parachutes(still their best album)
Damien Rice- Delicate(drivers w/low sensitivity will struggle here)
Dave Matthews live @ RR- #36 (mainly just for Carter's intro)
Eva Cassidy- Ain't no Sunshine (killer female vocal)
Feist- So Sorry (another good vocal)
Hooverphonic-Inhaler( really covers a wide frequency range)
Zeppelin-Moby Dick(for drums obviously)
Massive Attack-Angel (great bass line)
Norah Jones-Sunrise( one of the best female vocals in my collection)
Portishead-It Could Be Sweet( covers just about every area of the sound spectrum)
Radiohead- Subterranian Homesick Alien (good test for midrange)
Sarah Mclachlan-Elsewhere (yet another great female vocal)
Tool-Reflection( for Danny Carey's drums)
This is my current test disk in it's entirity.
Great choice! I have most of these albums, I should audition them sometime again soon
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Old 17th May 2009, 03:01 PM   #290
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well depents what music i am listening to and my mood.
nightwish got some nice songs, like poet and the pendulum and the islander.
tool got a lot of amazing songs.
so i dont have 1 test song, that would be boring.
i test stuff with lots of music
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