Stepfather listening guide...Started 15 years ago by Thes One / toggle topic info
So it's coming right (or you already got it because you are to cool for school)....
I thought I would post something here for yall to maximize your listening pleasure:
turn it up! no..seriously, your going to have to turn it up.
There is a trend in audio engineering and commercial music to make sh!t as loud as possible. And by loud I mean the squash the music until it is flat so that they can raise the level as high as possible. This is most prevalent in hip hop - people use plug ins in protools and in mastering to unnaturally flatten the sound to the point where it is squared off and very very loud.
I personally believe, now more than ever, that if you want it louder...turn it up.
God gave you a volume knob so use it! And pump that sh!t. I think on first listen you may notice that Stepfather, on the whole, is quieter than other records...but if you turn it up it opens up big time. This is in part an experiment and in part a return to how records were made back in the day (before all of our times).
We had mastered the record one time, then went back and started all over again with a traditional, simple approach. What we lost in volume we gained in depth, and i wouldn't do it different if I had too.
so use that volume knob and let it pump...you won't hurt nobody. I sincerely hope you all enjoy it. This is a personal record, a record about and for family and friends.
I'm sorry the album took so long but we got it straight and its almost that time.
thanks everyone. for real.
oh and by the way, man for everyone in the puts army whose helping spread the fake sh!t..YES!!! keep it pumpin; now more than ever... new fakeness coming.
also: the first time i heard midnight marauders I didn't like it. now it is one of my favorites of all time....just a thought.
Looking forward for the new album+ THE DVD!!!! That DVD is going to be some hot ish right there.
since im too cool for school, (which i undoubtetly am, as reflected in my univ grades) i can tell yall this: this is the best sounding rap record ive heard in a long time.. what it has in terms of sound that other P lps didnt have as much of, is depth or fullness or whatever you wanna call it. The sound is almost a 3D version of OST, in my opinion, if that makes sense. So yeah man, turn it up, and watch for them 808's poppin out of nowhere and lil delays and reverbs and pans and whatnots. This lp puts my mixing game to shame
Thes... I couldn't possibly be any more excited to get Stepfather. I've read all the articles on the net about your Neve console, and how you are always trying to freak the "analogue warmth...." and as you just mentioned about the album being mastered like old records of the past...well that just makes me appreciate the sh!t you guys do that much more... I don't just throw on records and listen to the obvious sounds coming out, I look for the quality of the sound, and I am a true believer in getting the full spectrum of sound, something that analog has to offer over the digital era. In other words, I can't wait to turn the Step up to mother phucking volume 10 and enjoy the hard work and time you guys put in to making this soon to be classic record! I'm getting a bit dizzy now just thinking bout the album drop so I better get to bed...
can´t wait to get one...........
oh man, i can't wait till i have the album in my fingers. you can't believe how excited i am. i think, i've never been so excited about an album that comes out. i allready feel the puts vibe around me, even the sound isn't here right now. it's still hard waiting for it. checking the puts forum almost every day, hoping to read some more news about the stepfather album. i guess the time has slowely come to end of waiting patiently. plus a dvd!!!woawawiwaa!!!! this is going to be a splendid "evening with the sound" and of course the dvd. peace...
I'm gonna get a custom stereo with knobs that go to eleven.
symPHoniC masterpieCe no doubT!! still spreadin' THaT pHake-pHunk man...
THCx Thes & Dub K...your love for music is felt in every note & beat...
after one listen this album is in no way on O.S.T.'s level (my fav PUTS album)
still better than ur average rap album though
i also didnt like those "wannabe hyphy" tracks
i like tracks like Step In, Days Like This, LA9X, The Brownout, You, On And On
remember: this is after a first listen
ill be getting this the day it drops
What about first single?
Nobody mentioned that here!
Get off the site pinocchio man... you bootlegging bastard! I don' want to hear your gay ass remarks bout the album, it ain't even out yet for all of us... and so what if you're gonna buy the album, you shouldnt be cheating like that to begin with dude. Remember everybody... no excuses with the Stepfather, just buy it April 18th and in the meantime don't boot that sh!t, we don't need that, especially amongst the supposed true hip-hop and "P" heads.
Ayo Denny, why you want to kick him off the site? I want to know what "wannabe hyphy" means!
If he's going to buy the album when it drops, what's the big deal if he has the leak? It's not like HE'S the one leaking it. Once it hits usenet, it's OUT THERE.
i think, maybe, by wannabe hyphy he may be talking about "pass the 40" ???
if two dudes trading verses over a REAL vintage drum machine dug out of India = wannabe hyphy to you then you are insulting us and the dudes who shake them dreads.
when was the last time you heard black sheep scratched on a hyphy track? oh, that makes it wannabe hyphy. i forgot. shits a real slumper so do the robot aight?
your opinion will only matter after you purchase it. till then, seckle. OR
since I know you already stole it, you could get two of your friends two purcahse the real deal (with the dvd which will not leak my friend) on April 18th. And maybe you could get it too. right?
come on people!!! please for chrisake!
Oh for f***'s sake. "Pass the 40" is one of the freshest shits I've EVER HEARD, if that's what "hyphy" is supposed to sound like then goddamn sign me up.
Is it the same drum machine you used on "Joints & Gyms" from the Soundclash, Thes? It sounds like it could be. It's SO f***ing PUMPIN. Not made for Clay Aikin!
One more thing: I know I "stole" it, if you will... but I am gonna buy the damn thing when it drops. I found it when I wanted to see how many people were trading the "fake" Stepfather!
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