geroyannis wrote:Then again, it would be great if we could have an example like the one vieris did but with multitrack recordings to see if the cumulative effect is more noticeable.
You can't just listen through 11 minutes of music and switch to other.
The way to note differences for me was to listen to the same part on two at a time, back and forth - and decide which was more pleasent or better in some respect.
Notice where you listened(part starts) and then switch, and just click on the same starting spot again for the other track.
Concentrate on one thing at a time(at least I had to), like upper frequencies for cymbals, and next time you listen do it for only ability to destinguish differens instruments, next is it clean or harsch sounding and so on.
The last parts(last 3rd) with syntetic music is useless in this regard. It does not contain complex timbres of sound.
It's really nuances on the equipment he had, and nothing was bad, really. But as I said before, if recording it's cumulative effect and makes a bigger difference once doing many tracks from analogue sources - then it's may be microphones quality, plus preamp quality and A/D-converter quality that is the chain. That is why studios spend so much more on each part in the chain to make final result so much better. Where the casual home recorder spend $500 a studio spend $5000 on the same thing.
And I think good headphones is the way to go, besides and DAC(soundcard) that is not too bad. After all what you listen through is the final interface to the real world(our ears).