Originally Posted by recorderman
i only hear it on thre radio..kill me...i think it sounds good
It sounds really good on the radio!
It goes against the "loud CD = crap sound on FM radio" theory.
I wonder why.
Maybe now that everything is so smashed FM has cut down on the amount of limiting.
I listened to this mix in the studio and it still sounds good.
Very compressed more than anything, but very nice aggressive mix bus compression.
It's also very mid aggressive which really works for this stuff.
I think the volume is mostly from the creative use of a mix bus comp more than extreme limiting, but you can never be sure.
It sounds like compression + clipping to me.
It also has heavy use of samples behind the drums for more impact.
That kick sounds really fake in the solo'd parts, but it still works.
I still think green day is nothing more than typical punk-pop, but put them next to everything else on commercial radio and they suddenly they're amazing.
Their "borrowing" of exact melodies and chords is more disturbing to me than anything else.