gentleparachute Posted June 6, 2005 Share Posted June 6, 2005 Some people have commented on the bad production on X&Y... While I'm tempted to agree, I'm not too sure that nothing can be done about it. I'm one of those people who's had trouble liking X&Y, finding it too overwhelming initially, particularly because its complexity seems to lack focus/emphasis soundwise... Putting the album on repeat only solves part of the problem... It still sounds crap if you're not paying a whole lot of attention to the individual lines. Then I found the problem... accidentally. It was my EQUALIZERS :o I listen to music on my computer (Winmedia Player) and usually don't bother too much with the equalizers though I do fiddle to get the max out of the production. So far listening to X&Y I just heard too much din going on in the background, the balance didn't seem to be right, and the guitar blastouts although sounding good melody-wise, just didn't have that impact it should. I was fiddling with the WOW effects until I noticed my equalizers weren't exactly suited for loud guitar music (they were optimised for the other 2 previous albums). After tweaking them, I found a big difference. There is an a clarity now (in line with the other albums) that wasn't there before, and emotionally there is more impact although if there might be an issue if you don't like loud sounds. So here are my settings for those of you who wanna try... for windows media player. First, set the sliders to move independently. The 31Hz slider was set at (-4), 62Hz (0), 125Hz (1), 250Hz (-5), 500Hz (3), 1kHz (9), 2kHz (14), 4kHz (10), 8kHz (5), 16kHz(2). Overall, there should be two peaks, one smaller one for the bass (on the left), and a huge one for the guitars (treble section on the right). The WOW effects can be adjusted too (mine's at 61, although I think somewhere between 60 and 80 should be good) while the TruBass is near the max mark at 97 (coz I'm greedy to hear the bass too) :lol: For those who may have this issue, hope this helps :D Please feel free to comment and help out. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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