question on trance - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Electronica
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 112
Default 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
__________________
tumultuous thoughts
henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
It's my Mau5head!
 
wickedlk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 233
Default

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.
__________________
So many memories, so many stories!
wickedlk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Quiet Man in the Corner
 
CanwllCorfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pocono Mountains
Posts: 2,452
Default

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
__________________
Your eyes were never yet let in to see the majesty and riches of the mind, but dwell in darkness; for your God is blind.

CanwllCorfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
Nae wains, Great Danes.
 
FETCHER.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Where how means why.
Posts: 3,515
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wickedlk View Post
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 View Post
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
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
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by butthead aka 216 View Post
i havent i refuse to in fact. it triggers my ptsd from yrs ago when i thought my ex's anal beads were those edible candy necklaces
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Rez View Post
Keep it in your pants scottie.
FETCHER. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
IWP
A S T H E T I C
 
IWP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 532
Default

I have another question about trance, why isn't it very popular in the U.S.?
__________________
*insert witty remark here*
IWP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 112
Default

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
__________________
tumultuous thoughts
henry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
IWP
A S T H E T I C
 
IWP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 532
Default

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?
__________________
*insert witty remark here*

Last edited by IWP; 04-14-2010 at 08:42 AM.
IWP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 08:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
Nae wains, Great Danes.
 
FETCHER.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Where how means why.
Posts: 3,515
Default

Move to Scotland. We have a masi trance scene 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
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by butthead aka 216 View Post
i havent i refuse to in fact. it triggers my ptsd from yrs ago when i thought my ex's anal beads were those edible candy necklaces
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Rez View Post
Keep it in your pants scottie.
FETCHER. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 09:47 AM   #9 (permalink)
IWP
A S T H E T I C
 
IWP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 532
Default

If I had money, I'd definently move to somewhere in Europe.
__________________
*insert witty remark here*
IWP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2010, 11:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
Quiet Man in the Corner
 
CanwllCorfe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pocono Mountains
Posts: 2,452
Default

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.
__________________
Your eyes were never yet let in to see the majesty and riches of the mind, but dwell in darkness; for your God is blind.

CanwllCorfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2022 Advameg, Inc.