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oodles of Bass

Discussion in 'music' started by Guitar Beard, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Gaius

    Gaius Trade: Stiletto by Tangerine

    Yes, I also agree with Nightclubbing, great album there.
  2. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Basic Channel, pretty much all of it.
    Joni Mitchell - Overture (off Don Juan's Reckless Daughter), for when Jaco hits the open bass string.
    Cornelius - Sensuous
  3. Guitar Beard

    Guitar Beard pfm Member

    when I posted the question it was to garner opinion on tracks that people used to evaluate bass within a system, loudest, most powerful is always going to be fun, however it does need to be controlled
  4. moomaloo

    moomaloo pfm Member

    Try Dissidents by Thomas Dolby off his The Flat Earth album. It's very well recorded and I always use it to test low frequency response, timing and cohesion in a system. There is undoubtedly much lower recorded bass out there but this is the one for me.

    There is some very nice fretless bass elsewhere on this album too...
  5. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    Some good bass on the first two tracks on John Grants Pale Green Ghosts.

  6. moralcrusader

    moralcrusader pfm Member

    Pretty much anything produced by Basic Channel and mastered at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.

    Current fave:

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  7. moralcrusader

    moralcrusader pfm Member

    Other favourites:

    James Blake - Limit To Your Love
    Moderat - Bad Kingdom
    Pole - 1 (all of it)
  8. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

  9. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Wyclef Jean - We Trying To Stay Alive (wobble bits occasionally between the main beat)
    Sneaker Pimps - Spin Spin Sugar (intro downward sweep)
    George Michael - Spinning That Wheel.

    Most systems won't even reproduce the bass bits I'm thinking of on these tracks. Certainly I need my sub* to do it in my room (and even then only from my middle left chair, not the middle right one!)

    The following have great bass on many systems, you get a hint of it, but better on deep bass systems:
    Madonna - Power of Good-Bye
    Madonna - What It Feels Like For a Girl

    *I know I said I don't like subs, but I'm test-driving a new idea for integrating the C4, ok so far but jury out.

    All the above for extension.

    In terms of driver bursting bass, can you beat Timbaland's The Way I Are? Pretty sure there's some nastiness in there, at your own risk.

    In terms of depth/articulation try Diver Boy by Natalie Merchant.

    Phat bass, try Concrete Jungle by Bob Marley.

    Almost any music can be ruined musically due to lack of bass speed and articulation, which is a common problem with subs IMO.
  10. kasperhauser

    kasperhauser pfm Member

    This is the track I always use to assess the bass quality of a system. Not oodles, necessarily, but when Rob Wasserman takes those bowed solos (in the middle and especially at the end), you'll feel it. And it's just a great song.

    (This is the version off Rob Wasserman's album Trios).
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  11. Martin D

    Martin D Libertarian Division

    Don Juan's Reckless Daughter first track overture / cotton avenue
  12. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    This has a lot of bass is it, but they save it up until around 1.20 in.

    Best on laptop speakers there

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  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    They've changed their sound since "Straight Shooter".
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  14. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    Yes, who'da thought it is it?

    Hairy blues based bar rock to gnarly D'n'B fiends in one career hop there.

  15. Sonority

    Sonority pfm Member

    Agree with what has gone before, and some favourites have already been mentioned, Yello, Hans Zimmer et al, but some have not yet been aired.
    Infected Mushroom have some reasonably musical bass lines, which go refreshingly low, as does the soundtrack to American Beauty.
    Perhaps the 'lowest' I get to play is 'Why So Serious' from the Batman soundtrack - The Dark Knight.
    At around 2.50 minutes in the track goes to a 'death spiral' and finishes in an amp destroying / woofer eating chuffing that is truly brutal on the entire system. You have been warned - while it is amazing when done right, it is not an entirely pleasant experience. It is a soundtrack afterall, and this is one hell of a track for that film.
  16. mattski

    mattski pfm Member

    Have you got a C4 now then, Darren? Mine's coming tomorrow - interested to hear how you've integrated yours into your system and what settings you're using...

  17. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Nothing like some really phat analogue synth stuff....

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  18. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Will PM you.
  19. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Now that's good. :cool:
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  20. Guitar Beard

    Guitar Beard pfm Member

    It might be.

    Couldn't get past them still tuning up after 3 mins:rolleyes:

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