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Do you guys know Massive Attack? You've probably heard some of their tunes in some movies..... They are one of those bands where its hard to describe the kind of music they make as its so varied. Its a bit dancy, a bit guitary and a bit poppy.

 

But theres this one tune called Angel.. Im not sure if it will come across on youtube cos I only have a laptop and the bass is not very good on the speakers.. But ive listened to this track in my car before and the bass is so thumping that it almost has a noise cancelling effect, you can actually feel the air pressure change as the bass plays... im not even sure how they achieve that effect?

 

this tune.. if you got some nice speakers attached to your pc try it :) (even though youtube compression may not bring that over?)

 

They are a pretty cool band actually... this is one of my fave vids

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[thumbup] All these tracks contain notes down to D1 with a fundamental of 36.7 Hz at a respectable level. No chance for any bass reflex speaker I ever heard. My Bose Companion 2 series II clearly can't, too, ending at 60 Hz. The closed box HiFi speakers Telefunken TLX 22/4 translate it, and - definitely awesome - the stock Ford Audio system of my C-MAX. What these four 13 cm (approx. 5") woofers get out of 4 x 20 watts, is dearly impressive. I leave the EQs flat like I do on my HiFi, too, no need to use them.

 

By the way, I like "Unfinished Sympathy" and "Teardrop" very much, so the car audio system has to transduce these songs fairly often. They are on my computer harddrive, too, in the 16/44.1k CD format, like all the audio on my PC.

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[thumbup] All these tracks contain notes down to D1 with a fundamental of 36.7 Hz at a respectable level. No chance for any bass reflex speaker I ever heard. My Bose Companion 2 series II clearly can't, too, ending at 60 Hz. The closed box HiFi speakers Telefunken TLX 22/4 translate it, and - definitely awesome - the stock Ford Audio system of my C-MAX. What these four 13 cm (approx. 5") woofers get out of 4 x 20 watts, is dearly impressive. I leave the EQs flat like I do on my HiFi, too, no need to use them.

 

By the way, I like "Unfinished Sympathy" and "Teardrop" very much, so the car audio system has to transduce these songs fairly often. They are on my computer harddrive, too, in the 16/44.1k CD format, like all the audio on my PC.

Yeah they make quite cool and unusual music don't they :)

 

You certainly know more about the technical side than I do... When ever I have been making music and try to get a bass line as thumping as that it just gets distorted.. I know its down to some kind of compression or gate but am not sure exactly how you get it that low ....

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'Mezzanine' (along with 'Blue Lines') was one of the regulars on the playlist in the studio when I was an assistant photographer back then.

 

I loved Massive Attack. Still do.

 

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I also like Protection.... and an interesting single shot video too [thumbup]

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Yeah they make quite cool and unusual music don't they :)

 

You certainly know more about the technical side than I do... When ever I have been making music and try to get a bass line as thumping as that it just gets distorted.. I know its down to some kind of compression or gate but am not sure exactly how you get it that low ....

They do, in fact! [thumbup]

 

I guess their biggest advantage is creating those tones electronically. This allows for clearly predictable levels.

 

The bassist in one of my bands sometimes plays a fivestring bass, and the lowest notes often cause the air to buzz around the bass reflex holes of both his cabinets. Putting out very low fundamentals with a clean sound at a high level is a hard task. As you assume correctly, translating it from the clear and dynamic tone, recorded directly from the output jack, takes sophisticated compressor settings. However, handmade tones which always contain more or less severe level peaks tend to sound somehow artificial when processed that way.

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I also like Protection.... and an interesting single shot video too [thumbup]

Sadly, except that of "Unfinished Sympathy" which I already knew, all the videos you linked are blocked in Germany. Accordingly to the one I mentioned, I think you are right, well done single shot videos have a beauty of their own. Typical video edits have numerous cuts nowadays which often don't make them better in my opinion.

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Sadly, except that of "Unfinished Sympathy" which I already knew, all the videos you linked are blocked in Germany. Accordingly to the one I mentioned, I think you are right, well done single shot videos have a beauty of their own. Typical video edits have numerous cuts nowadays which often don't make them better in my opinion.

That sucks.. I hate it when they do that, I mean whats the point, I know, licencing blah blah, but still..

 

Try this one

 

or this one :)

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