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the worst sounding tune

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:50 pm
by Richruffcut
What is the worst sounding tune you can think of? I don't mean to say its not liked i know people enjoy that bedroom muddy sound. Bit of a follow on from the formation posts that have been a good read


Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:00 am
by renegadegenius
If you mean good tunes that sound crap (due to '8-bit-ness' / 'poor mastering') then:


(Far too low fi)


(Too distorted)

Mystical Units - Positively Evil (Original Release)
The remix release sounded much better

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:43 am
by eazyflow
Brain stuff is notoriously bad on the mastering front:



Having said that Brain is one of my favourite labels and the roughness is part of the appeal. If it had Austin/Jack smooth levels of engineering it would have lost that gritty edge that I love about it...

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:40 am
by dj jedi
I think this one I posted about last week is a good contender! So bad I can't even tell what speed it's supposed to be, so ripped it at both 33 and 45:



Most things by Satin Storm too, but I know I'll get rinsed for saying that :)

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:51 am
by The_Ruffneck
What about 'Obviously high - Mystery Tour'?

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:31 am
by phil
unless its just my copy but this ones flat as a witches tit http://www.discogs.com/Bizzy-B-TDK-Brai ... ase/251217

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:40 am
by rage
dj jedi wrote:
Most things by Satin Storm too, but I know I'll get rinsed for saying that :)
Satin Storm was the first thing that jumped to mind for me too!

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:48 am
by renegadegenius
Simon Harris Illogical Beats EP.
Good tunes, but sound quality is rubbish.

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:38 pm
by lien
JSA 1 to 6...... no mastering, no EQ'ing no nothing tbh. ;)

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:19 pm
by pineappletribe
renegadegenius wrote:
(Far too low fi)
Rush Stimulator is such an awesome tune!!!!!

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:14 pm
by Richruffcut

(Too distorted)

renegade g that's a perfect example

It is quite hard to tell on these vid's how bad they are but this you just know it's going to be a shocker

I do like the tune though and would still buy it:)

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:18 pm
by Richruffcut
These always sounded low/flat in the mix


Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:43 pm
by pineappletribe
Funnily enough - the bass on 'Insomnia - Nostalgic' is too much in the mix. Sounds better on Edds' press imo but still sounds heavy.



Still one of my favourite hardcore tunes though! :biggrin:


Another fav with awful production:

USI - That's The Mirror



Bad pressing too but 6 tunes on 12" is kinda asking for trouble!

@Eazyflow - yeah was gonna mention 'Brainstorm' & also 'Your Brains On Fire'

Ha think they needed a different engineer! :biggrin:

Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:40 pm
by Richruffcut
Good example of way too much high end. No bass at all on this one.... the hole e.p is the same


Re: the worst sounding tune

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:44 pm
by Thumpson
Nothing comes close to "On a level" (i think that's the name, the one with a piano sample) on this: http://www.discogs.com/Chris-Energy-The ... ter/500930
I've never heard muddier samples in my life. It's quite a crap tune in every other respect as well.

A real pet hate of mine are tunes with poor EQ, especially ones that are too harsh around the 2-5 kHz range. You know, that mid-high range that sounds like nails on chalkboard or knives in your ears when it's too loud in the mix. A lot of otherwise perfectly good hardcore tunes (especially white labels) suffered from this problem.
Shockin' to the Break of Dawn by DJ B & EZM is a prime example of this. Otherwise one of my all time favourite tunes, but practically unplayable due to the lack of EQ'ing.