[linux-audio-user] Re: songs /songs/ </songs>

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Sun Sep 17 18:05:24 EDT 2006

On Sun, 17 Sep 2006 23:45:28 +0200
Fons Adriaensen <fons.adriaensen at skynet.be> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 08:12:57PM +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
> > Yep, JAPA is great. I use it to calibrate PA's here.
> I'm flattered :-)
> > But more and more
> > I learn not to rely on this apps and visualizers, because you will
> > listen to the music and not see it. ;-)
> > And a straight line in JAPA doesn't really tell you wether the bass
> > (as an instrument) is to loud or that some frequencies from the guitar
> > are to loud while it still fits into a linear spectrum of your
> > music...
> I agree 100% with this. Mixing should be done 'by ear' and nothing else.
> The only danger is that it takes very little time to get used to a bad
> spectral balance or some particular coloration, and almost always turning
> some filter gain up _seems_ to improve things. It takes some training
> or experience to avoid falling in this trap. 
> Cheers,

I agree with that, but would add that when I get something laid down
and think I'm satisfied with it, I then check it on a pair of average
headphones, my home stereo, and the car CD player. This can be very
revealing and is a real-world test.

Will J G

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