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Reference music for subs...

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by PJTX100, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. PJTX100

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    Please post here suggestions for good *music* tracks / albums to really test out your sub....

    I'll start with Jarre's 'Aero' - the CD sounds awesome, the 5.1 DTS DVD is totally gob smacking. Tight, punchy, low end extension - recorded with state of the art equipment. The opening seconds... :eek: turn the sound up to reference level before hitting the play button. Have a spare pair of pants handy...PJ

    PS someone else want to start a similar thread for movies?
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    There's loads of threads like this, particularly in the movies section. In fact one was started last week in the "Hifi seperates" section which you might like to read.

    For depth of bass, try listening to "Jimmy Jazz" by The Clash. Unfortunately that's quite a poor recording. Also try "Lateralis" by Tool which plummets at the start.

    For speed, I'd recommend anything out of the Rancid catalogue ("....And Out Come the Wolves" & "Rancid 2000" are probably the best choices) as Matt Freeman is a phenomenal bass guitar player. Strangely, he plays about twice as fast live which is very impressive to hear! :)
     
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    Transferring to Music forum
     
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    Mezannine - Massive Attack :devil: hearing is beleiving :)
     
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    Daft Punk - Homework
    Missy Elliott - Any album
    The Neptunes - Clones
    Crystal Method - Any album

    Loads more that I cant think of!
     
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    Oh...

    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Blur - Think Tank
    Prodigy - AONO
    Propellerheads - Descksanddrumsandrockandroll :)
     
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    A bit of a left field suggestion here but one of the best albums Ive ever heard or own is from a Cuban Double Bass player called Orlando Caichato Lopez :

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...3575/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_27_1/202-9825371-7087041

    Part of the World Circuit stable, that brought the Buena Vista Social Club to a hifi near you, stunning music, stunning recording but really one of the best Bass albums Ive ever heard. Apart from the usual suspects for serious bass abusers (Massive Attack, Leftfield et al) I would also suggest the following albums too that are spot on for some sub terranean bass :

    Orb – UFOrb & Cydonia
    Sasha – Involver & Airdrawndagger
    Sabres Of Paradise : Sabresonic I & II
    Talvin Singh : HA & OK
    Kraftwerk : Tour De France 2003 Remixes
    Thievery Corporation – Tales from the TC Hifi

    But before any of those I would get the Cuban chap …… Stunning, even has some dub influences on it.
     
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    Fancy working your sub out, try The Streets - 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'
     
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    Boards of Canada- Telephasic Workshop.
     
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    Nitin Sawhney - "Nadia" (on the album "Beyond Skin").

    One of my all-time favorite pop albums; definitely worth a listen! :thumbsup:
     
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    CJ & Expat, thanks for reminding me of those albums, I've heard they're very good! Will have to put an order in.

    Floodedstatue (great name!), that album does have some good bass, but its a shame the music is so sh*te!
     
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    Yeah, I never said the music was any good :D

    I'll second Massive Attack & Boards Of Canada for a serious bass workout :smashin:
     
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    Just got Massive Attack - Mezzanine in the post today. Had a brief listen and recognise 3-4 tracks which are excellent. :smashin: In fact, most of the album I think is great, Unfortunately though, being in the room above my parents, there's 0 chance of getting to punch it through my XLS200 at the moment :mad:
     
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    Mustn't forget the obvious titles too:
    The Prodigy - Fat of the Land. Not much comes close to "Mindfields"
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
     
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    Muse - Hullaballo DVD One of the best sounding concert recordings I have EVER heard. Bass drum/bass punches through at unbelievably low depths!
     
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    Oh and don't forget:

    Plastickman - Closer (This album will completely pressurise your room, be careful)

    Bola - Soup

    Bola - Gnayse
     

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