Reply To: Live shows and overwhelming bottom end

March 2, 2023 at 2:38 pm #5073
Gregory Pastic

    I’ve been going to live shows of just about every genre of music (indoor and outdoor) since 1968. In the last decade I have noticed a gradual increase in the number of shows (not classical music) that have a bottom end bigger than Jennifer Lopez.  The last two live indoor shows I attended were intolerable. I had to leave. In both cases, I stood as close to the mixing board as possible and there was not much difference.  At one show, I even took the opportunity to speak with the mix engineer, a young man who was quite obviously high, and my comment about the overwhelming lows was met with “Oh ya?  Says you!”  My theory:  Huge low end helps to mask mediocre musicians.  Or maybe I’m just getting old…LOL.