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5.1 audio advice

Postby Mariner » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:58 pm

If someone is able to come around this "old" DVD:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Pop-Classics-2-v ... SwT5tWIM1T

It´s not mine in the auction !! ;)

Listen to the first tune: Frankie goes to Holywood : Pleasue Dome (long Version !!)
Sit down pull up the volume and prepare for a (more than 10min) rollercoaster ride! :)

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Re: 5.1 audio advice

Postby Shadorne » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:14 pm

Mariner wrote:If someone is able to come around this "old" DVD:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Pop-Classics-2-v ... SwT5tWIM1T

It´s not mine in the auction !! ;)

Listen to the first tune: Frankie goes to Holywood : Pleasue Dome (long Version !!)
Sit down pull up the volume and prepare for a (more than 10min) rollercoaster ride! :)


Yes Pleasure Dome was mixed, produced and many of the instruments were played by Trevor Horn CBE

He produced great sounding stuff. He created the entire 80's sound through drum machines and "tracing". Owner of a lonely heart, slave to the rhythm etc...

Tracing creates a kind of big open sound just like you get with a classical orchestra. Basically by doubling up on the instruments you get some flanging type effects that make everything sound bigger and more solid. Just like one violin sounds thin but three or four sound rich when playing the same melody together.

Another way to do this is through vocal plates and other reverb tricks but tracing does it in a way that is more natural sounding as slight variations make it seem less synthetic. Of course early synthesizers and drum machines sounded hopelessly flat and fake (think Wendy Carlos who provided the music for Clockwrk Orange) but Trevor found the way to make these modern instruments sound main stream.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/produced- ... 0000471486

Martin Rushent is another producer worth checking out if you like to explore that revolutionary 80's sound.

Of course drum machines have come a long way since the Roland TR-808 and Linn. Roland electric pianos and top of the line drum brains can sound extremely natural or synthetic or anything in between with countless user customizable settings.it was not the same in the 80's.

Other music worth checking out is New Order and Yazoo.
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