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Caleb Dueck

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2017, 10:24:44 pm »

When I was in college, it was always Dave Matthews Band "So Much to Say". 

Others I've used - GnR "Sweet Child of Mine" - mostly because I've heard it so many times.

Various Dave Matthews Band tracks.
Various Collective Soul tracks.

John Mayer - "Bigger than my Body"

More recently - Avenged Sevenfold "Hail to the King".  I just happen to like the sound of the drums, the guitars, the vocal. 

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #71 on: December 28, 2017, 09:11:55 am »

Hello all, and happy Thanksgiving!

I'm curious about what music tracks you all are using to demo PA systems or familiarize yourself with a system you're about to use.

I know the main idea is to use tracks you are very familiar with, so you can immediately recognize when certain sounds or details pop out at you on a new system, and recognize the characteristics of the system. I understand that this is not a replacement for measurement.

I'll share my playlist:

Aaron Neville: Louisiana 1927
Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
Adele: He Won't Go
The Beatles: I Want You
Needtobreathe: Prisoner
Phish: Free
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
2Pac: I Get Around
Tonic: If You Could Only See
Stevie Wonder: Love's in Need of Love Today
Bob Marley: I Shot the Sheriff
AC/DC: Thunderstruck

I mainly put mine together based on songs I already own, trying to have a variety of genres, and making sure everything was fairly well produced. I wasn't very scientific about it.

Curious to see what you all are using!

Page One by Tower of Power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB5tmptwhu8
I use the original CD. The tune has good drum kit sound (including HiHat) with a good representation of bass, vocals, horns, and guitar.
...oh...and I am a huge TOP fan...
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David Allred

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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:09 pm »

Would not a well produced live recording (Joe Bonamasa - Royal Albert, for example) serve better since compressed much less?
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #73 on: December 28, 2017, 07:59:46 pm »

Hell freezes over version of Hotel California by the Eagles. There’s quite a lot of information in it but I especially like to test the kick of the subs with it.


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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #74 on: December 28, 2017, 08:39:28 pm »

Would not a well produced live recording (Joe Bonamasa - Royal Albert, for example) serve better since compressed much less?

Maybe?

I had a BE play some of the most tonally grating, compressed-to-death tracks as eval.

It suited the act he was working for.

Why play Steely Dan, for example, if it sounds acceptable on almost anything?
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Re: PA Demo Track Playlist
« Reply #75 on: December 28, 2017, 08:48:44 pm »

k.d. lang "Miss Chatelaine" from her album Ingenue. When her vocal sounds right the system sounds right.

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