Californication - RHCP: Clipping?
Oct 30, 2008 at 3:56 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 25

Nocturnal310

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hi,

today when playing Californication on my HD555 i noticed some clipping.

driving the h'phones through D2 Boa's DAC at low gain signal and passing through Edge Amp for main amplification


But no other track is clipping except Californication.

is the Mastering faulty or my headphones cant take it?
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 4:47 PM Post #3 of 25

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thanks for letting me know.

i thot my headphones spoilt.

stupid young bro always upto some mischief with my stuff
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 5:15 PM Post #5 of 25

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i'm surprised you only hear it on that track, its one of the worst recorded albums of all time.


Could you expand upon this please. Curious to know how and why....
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 8:35 PM Post #7 of 25

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RHCP's Californication has been the "poster child" for the loundness wars since it was released. It seems to have been surpassed in terms of both "awfulness" & media attention by Metallica's "Death Magnetic" earlier this year. Here's a wiki on the subject: Loudness war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

It's a bad thing.
 
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RHCP's Californication has been the "poster child" for the loundness wars since it was released. It seems to have been surpassed in terms of both "awfulness" & media attention by Metallica's "Death Magnetic" earlier this year. Here's a wiki on the subject: Loudness war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

It's a bad thing.



I see, I get the basis of what this all about now (from members elaborations and reading the intro to that wikipedia article). I'll have a good read of that more later. Cheers!
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Oct 30, 2008 at 9:30 PM Post #9 of 25

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Quote:

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I see, I get the basis of what this all about now (from members elaborations and reading the intro to that wikipedia article). I'll have a good read of that more later. Cheers!
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You should check youtube. There are several videos which explain it really well.
 
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You should check youtube. There are several videos which explain it really well.


Thanks for the tip! I'll do that also.
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No problem. Here is a link to another article. This one is slightly more in-depth than most other ones I know of:

The Death of Dynamic Range



More info! Thanks man
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. I'll give that a gander also
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Oct 31, 2008 at 7:54 AM Post #13 of 25

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Similar to Oasis' Morning Glory. Good music ruined by awful mastering.
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 10:34 AM Post #14 of 25

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The mastering on Californication is so bad that I only listened to it once on speakers and once on phones and could stand neither. You may want to google "Californication unmastered".
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 11:36 AM Post #15 of 25

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so sad to have high end audio then.


i remember back then in school days me n my friends used to enjoy it because we had Creative PC speakers on our windows 98 computers.

and moreover we enjoyed because it was a video ..which means audio was too poor to even undergo clipping

ignorance is bliss.
 

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