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Nathan Riddle

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 03:39:15 pm »

Y'all are definitely In a different league than I am when it comes to knowing music and history and such.

I've been growing this playlist over time. Id like to add what y'all have said to it.

https://open.spotify.com/user/lightingman117/playlist/7HTrQQ8tEMVedNrd49MrEm

That's my quick and dirty and I switch to foobar FLAC with some jm test lab or Sheffield test tracks/songs.

I really enjoy Telefon Tel Aviv for both high end and low end, super ambient, yet full, yet articulate.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 04:22:04 pm »

A "simple" list for me.  As a bass player, an affinity for anything with strings...
No particular order.  Depends on the venue or format of the event...

  Fleetwood Mac - Rumors - "Dreams"
  Steely Dan - Reeling In the Years - "Aja" & "Deacon Blues"
  Yellowjackets - Spin - "Prayers for El Salvador"
  Rippingtons - Welcome to the St. James Club - "Welcome to the St. James Club"
  Spyro Gyra - Dreams Beyond Control - "Breakfast @ Igor's"
  ToP - What is Hip - "What is Hip?"
  Manhattan Transfer - Extensions - "Birdland"
  Skrillex - Scary Monsters
  Basia - London New York Warsau - "Crusing for Brusing"
  Pat Metheny - The Road to You - "Have You Heard" & "First Circle"
  Yo Yo Ma - Anything

my 2 cts

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 10:24:45 pm »

A dear friend of mine turned me on to Red Molly. That will really test the 1k-4K region. It will get harsh in a hurry as well...
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 10:45:53 pm »

BB King - Let the good times roll - pretty much anything from that cd

Ziggy Marley - Joy and Blues - real punchy low end

The Bonedaddies - Take your pick...  ShooRah from World Beatnicks has a nice tight low end punch.  I've been a fan for years so I know their stuff inside out.  The first is real well recorded.

Steely Dan 2 Against Nature... well yeah...  How that did not get Album of the year is beyond me...

If it's an acoustic date I  Phosphorescent Blues from The Punch Brothers then some Ottmar Liebert, then Wood Bothers The Muse.  Chris Wood's upright is generally very well recorded.   Oliver's voice is always a test of the mids...

I know that set of material really well so I can snag just about anything from those cd's will work for me.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2016, 10:49:33 pm »

A dear friend of mine turned me on to Red Molly. That will really test the 1k-4K region. It will get harsh in a hurry as well...

The Richard Thompson version ?  I couldn't use it.  The cut is so engaging, emotional I couldn't abstract myself enough to really listen to my system...

That said I'm going to try it and see what happens...
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2016, 05:21:54 am »

The one I like is Buena by Morphine. Some parts have doubled saxophones, and a good system makes that obvious. Apart from that, its a 2-string slide bass, vocals, and a well-recorded drum kit.

If I had to pick one track to listen to when testing a system, it'd probably be that.

Chris
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2016, 08:33:52 am »

The Richard Thompson version ?  I couldn't use it.  The cut is so engaging, emotional I couldn't abstract myself enough to really listen to my system...

That said I'm going to try it and see what happens...

Sorry, no, the folk band, 3 ladies who really sound great and will let you know just how hyped or flat your upper mids are.

Similarly, I used to love using the track "Jesus Christ" by Brand New, then after an engineer friend committed suicide every time I've fired up that track I started weeping. That's when you switch it up.
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2016, 10:12:46 am »

hey

- Original by Leftfield
- Tracks from Rebecca Pigeon's album The Raven (especially You Got Me and Grandmother, superb well recorded vocals, and available as a super high def version from HD Tracks)
- Prince  Cream and Get Off
- Hard 2 Handle by Black Crows
- Need You Tonight by INXS

and then genre specific stuff after that. Take the power back by Rage and other rock tracks if I'm tunning it for a rock show.   Intergalactic by Beasty Boys  or some Ying Yang Twins if it's for hiphop, The Hathors by Kalya Scintilla, Smack My Bitch Up and Superstylin if is for dance music.

something that's also caught on with engineers round my way lately is Tilted by Christina and the Queens. Again nice clear, neutral vocal, and nice steady beat behind it.


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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2016, 12:08:45 pm »

The one I like is Buena by Morphine. Some parts have doubled saxophones, and a good system makes that obvious. Apart from that, its a 2-string slide bass, vocals, and a well-recorded drum kit.

If I had to pick one track to listen to when testing a system, it'd probably be that.

Chris

Another vote for Morphine here. I use Buena or Yes from them. Also like Boz Scaggs Thanks to You for low end and Seal's Crazy.

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2016, 01:28:02 pm »

Bad Blood - NAO

Hey Now - London Grammar

Pulp Culture - Thomas Dolby (perfect for hearing your transition from LF drivers to subs)

Everyone Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley

I Can Let Go Now - Michael McDonald

Vide Cor Meum - version from the Hannibal Soundtrack
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