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What tracks do you play to "show off" your monitors? Studio Monitors
Old 13th November 2009
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Limp Bizkit.... I'm kidding. lately it's been radiohead or band of horses.
Haha. I play Marilyn Manson sometimes because I love the sound of his records. No joke.
Old 13th November 2009
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I love sticking people in my chair and playing them Tool's "The Pot". It's got some really fun stuff in there leading up to when the song really gets going.
Oh, NO!

Not the comfy-chair!

(Next you're going to start poking me with the soft cushions!)

I'll have none of it!

Old 13th November 2009
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This thread has made me aware of the fact that I have never 'shown off' my monitors.
Old 13th November 2009
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This thread has made me aware of the fact that I have never 'shown off' my monitors.
cheers!

i just get comments from people simply saying "****, [wait, that work is censored]... ****! i have NEVER heard that before in the recording"

that usually does it. i dont HAVE to show them off.
Old 13th November 2009
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Autechre of course
Old 13th November 2009
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This thread has made me aware of the fact that I have never 'shown off' my monitors.
Yeah, well, I never exposed my "manhood" to a waitress at Denny's, either (unless she asked nice).

Old 13th November 2009
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I usualy show them my own mixes. I have been known to blast Prodigy's "Diesel Power" at full volume on ocasion to impress people.
Old 13th November 2009
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Eric Truffaz - Less (on Bending New Corners)
Miles Davis - Tutu
Coltrane - Giant Steps
Coroner - Internal Conflicts
Madonna - Music (for the sub-kick)
Old 13th November 2009
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play something i've done
maybe this will destroy you at the end of a long day.... maybe
Old 13th November 2009
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Autechre of course
Thank you that's inspired me to drag out some Autechre for the first time in ages!
Old 13th November 2009
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To show off subs the best CD I know of is Gorillaz - Demon Days. My personal favorite track is "Dare".
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There are many...
Rocker Hi-Fi - Going Under (K&D Sessions Mix)
Speaking of... the biggest, fattest but controlled low end I've ever heard... the dubbed out Rockers Hi-Fi - DJ Kicks: The Black Album.

Old 13th November 2009
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Thank you that's inspired me to drag out some Autechre for the first time in ages!
i was listening to boards "music has the right to children" when i wrote this thread. i still hear something new every time i listen to that record. especially on a good system. i was thinking the same the about autechre when i was listening. time to dig up tri repetae! i saw them live last year in bk. they ruled!!
Old 13th November 2009
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There are many, but these come to the top of my mind:
Beth Orton - She Cries Your Name
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
James Taylor - Fire and Rain
Kangos Stein Massive - Tobakk
Massive Attack - Angel
Mindy Smith - Come to Jesus
Pink Martini - Una Notte a Napoli
Rocker Hi-Fi - Going Under (K&D Sessions Mix)
Roger Waters - Perfect Sense Part I
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Spoon - The Underdog
Thomas Newman - Already Dead (American Beauty Soundtrack)
Tsunami One & BT - Hip Hop Phenomenon
They're all really good, but some of them have issues as well. And I think it's great to hear the little "flaws" in a great recording. They're part of what gives it character.
mindy smith's records all sound great! have you checked out her latest? it's a bit different from her others and took a while to grow on me but i love it. ps. thomas, i have mm27s at the home studio, love just listening on them!!
Old 13th November 2009
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I don't need to show off my monitors, I need to show the quality of my work so I play things I've done for perspective clients.

When I'm "checking the tuning" on my monitors I use "Temple of the Dog", but that isn't for clients or perspective clients, its for me.

Peace.
I do the same too... What's the point of showing off your monitors?!? Your work is important, not the type of sound you get from your monitors. Chances are, he doesn't have the same setup anyway, and he won't know the difference between a good and a bad room.
Old 13th November 2009
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I only play stuff I am working on or have worked on.
Playing stuff you did not record/mix for prospective clients is HUGE FOPA
Old 13th November 2009
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I do the same too... What's the point of showing off your monitors?!? Your work is important, not the type of sound you get from your monitors. Chances are, he doesn't have the same setup anyway, and he won't know the difference between a good and a bad room.
let me clarify this for the THIRD time. i'm not talking about playing for the client in that way. you guys must be working for the wrong people or be super insecure about your mix's. you forget, most people that are in your studio LOVE music AND LISTENING to music and enjoy HEARING some of their favorite recordings in a good environment. i've never gotten a reply like "wow this sounds so much better then the mix you just did for me, i want my money back, what happened"? and if you do, then maybe you shouldn't be mixing... and of course they don't have the same set up at home. that's why a lot of folks enjoy hangin after sessions and listening to a few tunes. so now that all of the usual negative gearslutz answers have been given even after clariying in the first post, keep the tunes coming! there have been some great ones so far!
Old 13th November 2009
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Here are some more great tracks that I find myself frequently picking to demo speakers:
A Positive Life - Pleidean Communication
Alicia Keys - Sure Looks Good To Me
Andrea Parker - Melodious Thunk
Bowie/Queen - Under Pressure
Buckethead - Whitewash
Coldplay - The Scientist
David Morley - Biology (our fellow Gearslut dlmorley )
Ed Rush & Optical - Shining
Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
Filter - Take A Picture (Hybrid Mix)
Fleet Foxes - Oliver James
Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman
Free Drinks - Sound of the Camel
Gorillaz - Dare
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Miles Davis - Black Satin
Nickel Creek - Ode To A Butterfly (especially on SACD!)
Peter Gabriel - Don't Give Up
Radiohead - Climbing the Walls [Fila Brazillia Mix]
Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien
Rush - La Villa Strangiato
Shuggie Otis - Freedom Flight
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Soul Coughing - Soft Serve
Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home
Suzana Baca - Panalivio
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
The Sundays - Summertime
The Verve - Butterfly
Tinariwen - Ahimana
Tipper - Illabye
Tosca - Suzuki [Burnt Friedman / Nonplace Dub]
Yello - Hipster's Delay
ZZ Top - Blue Jean Blues
Old 13th November 2009
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+1 Miles Davis: TuTu

+1 Tool: The Pot and Jambi

I also listen to...

A Perfect Circle: 13th Step specifically The Package and Lullaby(Check out the subs on this puppy)

Refused: The Shape of Punk to Come

Mr. Bungle: California

King Crimson: Thrak especially One Time

Marcus Miller: Silver Rain

These are all well-produced records that reveal limitations in any monitoring system.
Old 13th November 2009
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Bäsk album by Bäsk, second track. The djembe very quickly let's you know just how things are.
Old 14th November 2009
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Dark Side of the Moon

Not saying it's the greatest sounding record ever, but everybody is familiar with it and it has a lot of crazy interesting sounds whooshing around.

War
i agree man it really is something fun to whack on the ronnies with the disco ball going!

Jeff Buckley hallelujah is also bloody amazing!

T
Old 14th November 2009
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Steve Vai - Oooo
Old 14th November 2009
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Autechre of course
+1

Also Buena Vista Social Club (almost any of their stuff)
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (usually River Man)
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (usually 'The Chain' or 'I Don't Wanna Know')
Aretha Franklin - Think
The Black Seeds - The Answer (a little mashed, but I still quite enjoy listening to it)
Old 14th November 2009
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Also

Dopplereffekt Discography at Discogs



EDIT: But lately I've been playing the 2009 Beatles remasters
Old 14th November 2009
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"Blue Train", Coltrane.
Anything off the Pet Sounds stereo mix.
"Ballad of Melody Nelson", Gainsbourg.
Anything off "Lady in Satin", Billie Holiday.
Old 14th November 2009
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I was selling a pair of ADAM P11A monitors before, and ended up playing "Man In the Mirror" by Michael Jackson, which impressed them incredibly. The vocal sounds really 3D and physical and present with the monitors, so I felt that this was effective.

They apparently thought I was selling the monitors for too much, so they didn't buy it, and I have them for sale on eBay right now because I want to try and get some money for them relatively soon.
Old 14th November 2009
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Here are some more great tracks that I find myself frequently picking to demo speakers:


Ed Rush & Optical - Shining
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Nice to see this in your list! Optical is a great engineer.

Have you heard any of the Noisia stuff?
Old 15th November 2009
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If I'm checking my control room or monitors (for me) to see how things are working. . .

these are 'regulars' . . . . .
Tom Waits Mule Variations

Cassandra Wilson produced by Craig Street New Moon Daughter

Los Lobos the ones produced by Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake like Colossal Head / This Time / Kiko

Bill Laswell / Sly and Robbie Rhythm Killers or Language Barrier

. . . . then something acoustic like Alison Krauss / old Miles / Bill Evans and Claus Ogerman Symbiosis or Michael Brecker and Claus Ogerman Cityscape etc

Not much new stuff as it just doesn't sound right to me. 'So called' dazzling at times . . . over produced / over loud / too slick and doesn't last well over time. Where is the 'What's Going On' or 'Kind of Blue' or 'A Love Supreme' equivalent today, that will last over time?
Old 15th November 2009
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John Cage.... 4:33
Old 15th November 2009
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Well, there are a variety of things - but I usually manage to slip in this production of mine from a couple of years ago:

Index of /Last

right click (or control click on a Mac) to d/l - it's too big (50MB) to stream


Scott
Old 15th November 2009
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John Cage.... 4:33
:D :D
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