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handoman
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Postby handoman; Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:37 pm That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

So I mostly listen to rock and stuff. I notice on early albums from a lot bands there is this small/lo-fi quality to it that i really enjoy. I studied some in a spectrum analyezer and stuff. My first thought is like High-Pass or something. but its more than that. the drums are not too loud but still present, The bass is not very loud, but looking at the analyzer, all frequencies are pretty much level. idk whats going on... I'll just keep experimenting

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Postby BertKoor; Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:48 pm Re: That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

Pre loiudness war material is my guess...

[edit] this example I would not call lo-fi at all.
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handoman
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Postby handoman; Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:31 pm Re: That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

yea maybe I don't know what to call it. just I notice how everything sounds so small, but together its full
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Postby donkey tugger; Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:45 pm Re: That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

Indie Rock. Very little reverb used and the drums have a very natural unprocessed sound.
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vurt
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Postby vurt; Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:51 am Re: That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

most early bands albums are recorded before they get the masses of studio time thrown at them more successful acts will get.
so they are more often than not, rehearsed to almost perfection, then recorded as a band. with maybe an odd extra guitar line over dub or maybe vocals.

later on as bands get more studio time, they get more adventurous with layering, this requires more mixing, which leads to a more polished sound.


this is of course a generalisation, but it holds relatively true.
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handoman
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Postby handoman; Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:51 pm Re: That lo-fi/rock sound, Whats actually going on?

donkey tugger wrote:Indie Rock. Very little reverb used and the drums have a very natural unprocessed sound.

yea i guess that would be hard to do with samples. unless i just record my own drum samples
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