Fascinating, thank you! However, from what I'm understanding via my reading (aka wikipedia only), this does NOT explain "what makes sound detailed." Rather, it explains what makes sound seem detailed, while in reality they are showing far less detail.
That is to say, a screwy FR can make some sounds "pop out" of the mix which would ordinarily be unheard, giving a false sense of detail, while in actuality you are losing the reality that these sounds should not be existing - in that real orchestra, the piccolo really is being masked by the clarinet, and you're not supposed to hear it super clearly.
Is my thinking based in reality at all, or am I completely misunderstanding what masking is, and its effects?
Edited by El_Doug - 7/22/12 at 12:35pm
Originally Posted by bigshot
Here is a simple breadcrumb for you to chase down... Google "frequency masking". That will tell you a lot about what makes sound detailed.