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Old 09.17.2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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The mix sounds like it is lacking in treble. Anyone else noticing this? Compare it to other recordings and you may see what I mean.
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Old 09.17.2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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I felt that way about Rather Ripped, but I don't see how someone could think that about The Eternal.
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Old 09.17.2009, 09:02 PM   #3
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the vinyl sounds full and rich. real lush even. have not heard the cd
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Old 09.17.2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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The mix sounds like it is lacking in treble. Anyone else noticing this? Compare it to other recordings and you may see what I mean.

Yup I've had a problem with the production since day 1. They should keep doing what they did with Sonic Nurse forever and ever. That was the best sounding album in a long time.
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Old 09.18.2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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i know what you mean but can't quite express it. somebody else w/ a similar opinion wondered if the 'turn up the treble' line in sacred trickster was a literal suggestion. i will say that it sounds great w/ headphones and i can pick out everyone's part beautifully. sometimes it bothers me that they insist on sticking to the same 'lee on left, kim in the middle, thurston in the right' mix but with headphones it's quite luscious. yes, luscious.

am eagerly anticipating hearing that $9 vinyl though...mmm...
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Old 09.18.2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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maybe it is your ears lacking in treble because there is no lack on it on my eternal cd.
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Old 09.18.2009, 08:41 AM   #7
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no. the treble is crisp and clear, it evan bites your ear when you turn it up. sound engeneering is very good, though the music itself is shit. i guess, that is why you feel a little dull listening to it. and the mp3s are dull, maybe thats your problem.
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Old 09.18.2009, 08:51 AM   #8
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no. the treble is crisp and clear, it evan bites your ear when you turn it up. sound engeneering is very good, though the music itself is shit. i guess, that is why you feel a little dull listening to it. and the mp3s are dull, maybe thats your problem.

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Old 09.18.2009, 08:57 AM   #9
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the music is great. sound is a little boxy. there, i tried to describe it. it still sounds great, it's just an observation (that a lot of people seem to have).
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Old 09.18.2009, 09:02 AM   #10
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the music is great. sound is a little boxy. there, i tried to describe it. it still sounds great, it's just an observation (that a lot of people seem to have).

Boxy! That's it Chris! I haven't been able to come up with an adjective for it at all and that pretty much says it.
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Old 09.18.2009, 10:18 AM   #11
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Boxy! That's it Chris! I haven't been able to come up with an adjective for it at all and that pretty much says it.

but boxy fits to that music. thats exactly what they wanted to do this time, i guess. thats not any "lack of something" - if you like the music. i dont like it. just wanted to say it again :-)
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Old 09.18.2009, 10:43 AM   #12
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i will say that it sounds great w/ headphones and i can pick out everyone's part beautifully.

This.

Pantophobia raved to me about how good it sounded in his car, too. I don't
drive, so I can't quite vouch.
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Old 09.18.2009, 11:51 AM   #13
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A bit over compressed perhaps?
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Old 09.18.2009, 01:25 PM   #14
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the vinyl sounds full and rich. real lush even. have not heard the cd

i really need to start buying all my shit on vinyl. the sound quality is always better.
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Old 09.18.2009, 02:08 PM   #15
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i think if anything it is because jim O' rourke had pre-set all the settings on the mixing board.

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Old 09.18.2009, 03:24 PM   #16
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i've only listened to it with headphones yet - so thats probably why i didnt hear that. but right, thats a big difference sometimes.
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Old 09.18.2009, 03:27 PM   #17
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The mix sounds like it is lacking in treble. Anyone else noticing this? Compare it to other recordings and you may see what I mean.

Isn't that the sound engineer's fault?
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Old 09.18.2009, 06:13 PM   #18
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maybe it is your ears lacking in treble because there is no lack on it on my eternal cd.

No, it's not that. I've compared it to several other recordings/artists. It's definitely the mix.
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Old 09.18.2009, 06:15 PM   #19
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no. the treble is crisp and clear, it evan bites your ear when you turn it up. sound engeneering is very good, though the music itself is shit. i guess, that is why you feel a little dull listening to it. and the mp3s are dull, maybe thats your problem.

it's uncompressed audio that I'm listening to.
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Old 09.18.2009, 06:23 PM   #20
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This sounds serious as the guys who work in the studio could make a brilliant recording session by a band sound rubbish.
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