View Full Version : I love Hi-Fi

04-02-2006, 11:41 PM
Seriously, fuck Lo-fi sound. I don't see the point, and the better mixed, the better. I just love the clear, crisp sound of everything an instrument's tone can offer.

I'd have put this in General Chat, but this is so much better.

But honestly - the Cassette Culture, bands like Crass, etc... what's the point? Even good songs start to sound like hell on the ears when they're not decently recorded.

04-03-2006, 11:43 AM
Lo-Fi can be good to get a great raw sound that Hi-Fi just can't compete with. I like higher quality recording usually, but overproduction can really harm an album. Basically, I want an album to sound as untouched as possible while still being clear enough that it isn't muddled.

04-03-2006, 11:59 AM
can't you create a lo-fi sound with hi-fi recording/mixing/... , too?

I myself am searching for the perfect clear sound, for example when I buy a stereo

04-03-2006, 01:53 PM
Or you know, you can just not be a pretentious music snob.

04-03-2006, 01:56 PM
Lo-Fi > Hi-Fi, and that's a fact.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
04-03-2006, 02:09 PM
I like my hardcore punk and stuff like that Lo-Fi and other hardcore or punk stuff. Most other things work well with Hi-Fi.

Edit: If I used the Offspring, Americana would be best Hi-Fi, self-titled more Lo-Fi.

04-03-2006, 03:26 PM
Lo-fi is much better in my opinion. Hi-fi recording makes bands seem fake. I have no problem with laying down a few extra tracks here and there, but I hate over-produced songs that have 3 times as many guitar tracks as guitar players.

04-03-2006, 04:52 PM
I like a loud, clean sound, but not overproduced. Bad Religion's last 2 albums are good examples of this in my opinion.

04-04-2006, 12:30 PM
Also, Alkaline Trio's Sadie, they recorded it twice, once on a split EP with less production and again on their latest album, which was horribly overproduced.

04-05-2006, 12:09 PM
I haven't heard the EP version, but the album version isn't that bad. I think the production kind of adds to the song.

04-05-2006, 12:30 PM

04-05-2006, 12:40 PM
Dude, if you wanna listen to it, check here: http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=6822238

Drum Goddess
04-05-2006, 01:02 PM
I love Jaw.

04-05-2006, 03:13 PM
Depends on the style. Not everything sounds good overproduced, and hardly anything sounds really good underproduced. I can't see the logic of having a personal preference one way or the other.

04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
This was a bit too much of a rant, but I hate extreme lo-fi sounds. I can't fathom listening to instruments and bands so badly recorded that the songs themselves sound literally painful.

04-05-2006, 05:23 PM
Dude, if you wanna listen to it, check here: http://www.savefile.com/files.php?fid=6822238

It's good, but I still like the album version better. It has a very creepy feel to it which goes really good with the rest of the song, and this version really doesn't have that.