March 2, 2023 at 2:38 pm #5073
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.