[LAU] M/S EQ in Linux

Brent Busby brent at keycorner.org
Wed Sep 11 21:26:40 UTC 2013

On Wed, 11 Sep 2013, Ricardus Vincente wrote:

> On 09/11/2013 05:06 PM, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
>>>  Then I would suggest you listen on a more linear playback system. How
>>> your mix translates in a crappy system should be of no interest to you.
>> Listening on systems with a limited response can help to produce a mix
>> that works well everywhere. If a mix doesn't work on such a system,
>> it probably means that it tries to balance the bass by boosting the
>> lowest range and is lacking energy in the higher bass range.
> Or it could just mean the system sucks.
> I mix on SLS S8Rs (and Genelec 1031s) in a decent room, and my mixes
> translate. It simply is not possible to get your mix to translate on
> every system. To worry about making it translate on every system is an
> exercise in futility.

Ok, points taken from everyone.  I just wanted to aim for that because 
somehow, perhaps through secret elvish magic, commercially made mixes 
sound fine on my car's stereo, so I thought there was something worth 
pursuing there, however incorrect that system's response curves might 
be.  Whatever is wrong with it, the big studios can deal with it, and I 
can't...so I wondered what it is I'm doing different.

You are right though that if it plays on most speakers, it's pretty much 

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