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Productions that are Puzzling to You

PortaStudio

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Hello everybody,

from the production to the mixing and mastering phase there are alot of technical as well as creative decisions that can make or break a record. When they are of a subjective nature they might just not appeal to your tastes, but they can also be just puzzling on a technical level. What decisions have left you puzzled? Feel free to share perspectives that might not be consensus or even poralizing.

I often find myself adjusting EQ on a variety of devices when it comes to certain productions. I don't know why, but to me some productions the frequencies are not quite right, giving the sound a cloudy untransparent quality.
 

RayDunzl

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Al Di Meola acoustic guitar slammed to the loudness limits on CD

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anmpr1

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...What decisions have left you puzzled?

Brian Wilson. From about 1965 through 1968, he mixed everything down to mono. I have nothing against monophonic, in fact, in many respects it makes more sense than stereo (which always seemed and sounded like a 'kludge' to me). But by doing so, you really missed the intricacy of Wilson's arrangements.
 
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