Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

PA Systems A forum for discussion of all parts of a sound reinforcement or DJ system: loudspeakers, mixers (desks) etc.

U2 Live in Brisbane Horrible sound quality
U2 Live in Brisbane Horrible sound quality
U2 Live in Brisbane Horrible sound quality Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 31st December 2019, 04:56 AM   #11
ticknpop is offline ticknpop  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: toronto
U2 Live in Brisbane Horrible sound quality
Yes some of the worst sounding albums made, music is OK, but sonically terrible.
  Reply With Quote
Old 6th January 2020, 07:32 PM   #12
nigelwright7557 is offline nigelwright7557  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
nigelwright7557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carlisle, England
Its a real skill getting PA to work properly.
Echo in big rooms
Playing out into vastness of an open space.
Ensuring everything is mic-ed up properly and nothing missed.
Making sure it isn't too loud at front while still being able to hear at the back.

In 1976 I went to see Status Quo at Glasgow Apollo.
Deafeningly loud, I couldnt hear for 3 days afterwards.
Since then laws have come in regarding venue sound levels.
Saw them again a few years back locally and the sound was excellent.
Best band sound I every heard was Andy Scott's The Sweet.
__________________
2020 versions of PCBCAD51, PCBCAD360 and PCBCAD720 out now >>> https://www.murtonpikesystems.co.uk
  Reply With Quote
Old 8th January 2020, 12:43 AM   #13
ThatSoundsGood is offline ThatSoundsGood
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Laws have changed since 1976, but more importantly technology has changed. Line array technology allows live sound engineers to deploy systems that can give you nearly the same volume if you are directly in front of the PA or a few hundred feet away. The technology has come a long way and it continues to get better. Many venues are still difficult to navigate due to the inherent acoustics but we have so many better options for people. And many engineers are finding ways to mix shows at quieter volumes without sacrificing the experience so that we don't have to suffer hearing damage to have a good time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2020, 11:25 AM   #14
Charles Darwin is offline Charles Darwin  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by dualuxe View Post
Every U2 album is crap sound quality. Pretty unbelievable given their skills.
Not a fan by any stretch but I own one early U2 album and the thing I noticed immediately is that it has probably the worst drum sound ever committed to vinyl.

I could make damp cardboard boxes sound better.

Has Adam learned to play bass since the '90s?
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2020, 11:37 AM   #15
nigelwright7557 is offline nigelwright7557  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
nigelwright7557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carlisle, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles Darwin View Post
Not a fan by any stretch but I own one early U2 album and the thing I noticed immediately is that it has probably the worst drum sound ever committed to vinyl.

I could make damp cardboard boxes sound better.

Has Adam learned to play bass since the '90s?
U2 tend to use a lot of echo.
__________________
2020 versions of PCBCAD51, PCBCAD360 and PCBCAD720 out now >>> https://www.murtonpikesystems.co.uk
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2020, 12:04 PM   #16
Charles Darwin is offline Charles Darwin  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
On drums???

My brother in law was on tour with them (the one with the Trabant cars), Adam was taking lessons at the time in between gigging and shagging Naomi Campbell!
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2020, 12:06 PM   #17
nigelwright7557 is offline nigelwright7557  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
nigelwright7557's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carlisle, England
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles Darwin View Post
On drums???

My brother in law was on tour with them (the one with the Trabant cars), Adam was taking lessons at the time in between gigging and shagging Naomi Campbell!
They use a lot of echo to big up the sound.
There is only bass guitar and the Edge live so it needs an extra something.
Listen to U2 at Red Rock and its all echo.
__________________
2020 versions of PCBCAD51, PCBCAD360 and PCBCAD720 out now >>> https://www.murtonpikesystems.co.uk
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2020, 12:10 PM   #18
Charles Darwin is offline Charles Darwin  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by nigelwright7557 View Post
Listen to U2 at Red Rock and its all echo.
I'd rather not.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


U2 Live in Brisbane Horrible sound qualityHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I make some.junk speakers sound little less horrible? duvla72 Car Audio 26 4th June 2019 07:58 PM
So that's why paraphase PIs don't sound horrible... mashaffer Tubes / Valves 29 23rd August 2018 12:16 PM
FH3's sound horrible! jjcarr Full Range 6 17th January 2017 02:16 AM
The Demise Of Live Sound (Digital Live Systems) mrfeedback Everything Else 2 17th March 2011 03:05 PM
Horrible sound on startup bjorn.lindberg Parts 4 23rd October 2005 10:33 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:11 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.00%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2020 diyAudio
Wiki