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henry 04-13-2010 02:10 PM

question on trance
 
whats the best way to experience a mix compilation.. take for example ferry corsten's once upon a night - released in unmixed tracks and mixed..

is mixed tracks better? or unmixed?

mixed = continuous from track to track (one large file)
unmixed = individual separate songs (separate files)

thx

wickedlk 04-13-2010 03:37 PM

It depends what you want from the album:

For an album experience I like to listen to the mixed compilation as everything flows a bit better without the long intros and outros that are the staple of most trance songs.

However, (because I'm fussy) I like to have unmixed tracks too so I can cherry pick and make up my own playlists.

It's all down to personal choice but if I really had to choose one it would be unmixed because of the flexibility of playlists and knowing what track is playing at any given time.

CanwllCorfe 04-13-2010 03:37 PM

It all depends! If you like hearing mixes then go for it. I don't though because if I wanna skip a song, the next one starts abruptly. I like the original songs where I can experience the progression. Not everyone has the patience to listen to the full song when, since they're meant to be mixed, they all start very basic and end very basic.

EDIT: LOL I guess you can tell we're both seasoned trance fans :D

FETCHER. 04-13-2010 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wickedlk (Post 849803)
It depends what you want from the album:

For an album experience I like to listen to the mixed compilation as everything flows a bit better without the long intros and outros that are the staple of most trance songs.

However, (because I'm fussy) I like to have unmixed tracks too so I can cherry pick and make up my own playlists.

It's all down to personal choice but if I really had to choose one it would be unmixed because of the flexibility of playlists and knowing what track is playing at any given time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe (Post 849804)
It all depends! If you like hearing mixes then go for it. I don't though because if I wanna skip a song, the next one starts abruptly. I like the original songs where I can experience the progression. Not everyone has the patience to listen to the full song when, since they're meant to be mixed, they all start very basic and end very basic.

EDIT: LOL I guess you can tell we're both seasoned trance fans :D

I feel the same way. I have alot of mixed compilations. The songs are phenomenal, but the thing that pisses me off ALOT about them is that I can't skip songs smoothly, unless I memorise every single time a song starts, only bad thing :(

IWP 04-14-2010 08:21 AM

I have another question about trance, why isn't it very popular in the U.S.?

henry 04-14-2010 08:26 AM

because mainstream hip hop and pop trash (beyonce, gaga, rihanna, justin bieber etc) dominate the mainstream scene - which is sad because that music is god awful

IWP 04-14-2010 08:32 AM

Ha, you ain't telling me nothing, my neighborhood is filled with wannabe "gangstas". Hell, even scene kids are wearing fitted hats now. But my rave scene is mostly dominated by jump up drum & bass which is decent yet every song practically sounds the same, dubstep which is alright to chill to, but not really good to dance to, and the occasional electrohouse DJ. Even most of the ravers around here hate trance, and refer to it as "***" music. My guess is, trance was more popular in the late 90s/early 00s, and now there's a backlash against it. Yet again, I've only recently gotten into the rave scene so what do I know?

FETCHER. 04-14-2010 08:59 AM

Move to Scotland. We have a masi trance scene :D But in all seriousness I have no idea why or what to do. I have no idea what its like to be into a genre of music nobody else shares. :(

Edit: except when I use this. Kayleigh = Outcast :( :laughing:

IWP 04-14-2010 09:47 AM

If I had money, I'd definently move to somewhere in Europe.

CanwllCorfe 04-14-2010 11:12 AM

I think it's because everyone in the U.S. need instant gratification; fast food, songs are short and basic, and it seems like things are never moving fast enough for some people. Trance is very "layered" and atmospheric. People seem to like melodies that are EXTREMELY simple and some words so that they can sing to it. Every time I show it to someone they tend to say something along the lines of "I feel like I'm in a club", "I need some glow sticks", "Does it sound like this the whole time? Does it change?", "8 minutes long? What the ****" and so on. It's just one of those genres that people in the U.S. don't get. However I think the line between pop music and electronic music is getting smaller and smaller so I think, in time, some of it may be popular. I know back in the early 00s some of the REALLY popular stuff was being played but not anymore.


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