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Intelligent Equalisation Principles and Techniques for Minimising Masking when Mixing the Extreme Modern Metal Genre.

Mynett, Mark, Wakefield, Jonathan P. and Till, Rupert (2010) Intelligent Equalisation Principles and Techniques for Minimising Masking when Mixing the Extreme Modern Metal Genre. In: Heavy Fundamentalisms: Music, Metal and Politics. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, pp. 141-146. ISBN 978-1-84888-017-7

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    Abstract

    The intensity, complexity and energy of performance, combined with the power and density of the tones involved are characteristics of the extreme metal genre. These characteristics present numerous problems when striving to achieve the clarity, definition and hyper-realism of performance required for this genres production. Avoiding masking in a mix is a fundamental
    aspect of clarity, definition, intelligibility and perceived loudness and due to the fact that masking especially occurs in a dense mix, and is more pronounced in low frequencies, is particularly applicable to mixing the downtuned extreme metal genre. Masking in simple terms is the ability of frequencies of one sound to obscure or inhibit (i.e. mask) the frequencies of
    another sound. This paper will draw upon the first author’s eight years of experience producing within the metal genre, including releases through Sony and Universal and working with the likes of Colin Richardson and Andy Sneap.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Black metal, communicative discourse, Gorgoroth, hegemonic masculinity, leisure, power, sexuality.
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Music Technology and Production Research Group
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    Depositing User: Rupert Till
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2011 16:22
    Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 11:45
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9783

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