certain synths not sounding the same on all formats

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  1. pitts

    pitts Member

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    Hi

    i am having an issue where i am struggling to get certin ounds to sound the same as they when i play through laptop, mixer/amp/speakers/sub, headphones used for mixing and headphones used for listening to mp3 player.

    ive had this problem with a lot of stuff i have been doing and certain stuff i just have never been able to do it with.

    is this something i will conquer as i get better at synthesis/equing/compresion?

    is it due to certain platforms not having the same bandwidth?

    when i am producing i play through mixer/amp/speakers/sub and the general problem is when i am playing the song through headphones i use for mp3 player and certain sounds, sound completely different and utter shite

    thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    thats a mixdown issue, for me normally the sub bass and kick disappear with the snare and vox and squarky noises completely taking over the song when i play it on clock radio speakers or coke can generic pc speakers etc. i find its about balancing the volume, eqiing, and getting harmonics on the lower elements so they cut through on any system. easier said than done of course.
     
  3. djdevz

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    damn right logikz.....

    i made a track which sounded wicked on a system that can handle bass, but play it on my phone or even ipod headphones n it sound shit...oh why cant life be simple! lol
     
  4. Robmobius

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    I noticed that when I play a few of my tunz in the system they sound semi-decent quality. But bang goes the bass when i listen to them in the car. I'll definitely have to check my eq's.
     
  5. Nacon

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    yep depends a lot on your gear as well, i've noticed that after buying decent headphones i don't have this problem anymore really, if i make it sounding the way i want it to, and then listen to it on other systems it's just about right, needs some minor tweaking here and there... or maybe i just "understand" these phones so well, not sure ;P
     
  6. djdevz

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    yeah definitely...i was using standard shitty speakers from argos at first...lol i wasnt serious back then....but my sounds were all over the shop on different speakers.
    now i got hd-25's, not the best but good enough for me....synths sounding much more how i want it to on most systems, but experience also helps.

    the track i was on about b4 was because i was creating new sounds which i wasnt used to making...therefore not being experienced enough in mixing these sounds in my project properly.
     
  7. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    what kind of mp3 do you have? My iPod Touch(s) can play back pretty decent quality files; but finding high quality mp3s are a different story.

    Also what kinda ear-buds do you prefer?