Thursday, December 10, 2009

Concert's volume is out of control.

Last night I went to the Mums Dollar gig in Hamilton, it was a pretty good gig. It was also pretty loud. My ears had a constant high pitched ring in them for over an hour. These gigs are just to loud, like Mr Tim Rogers pointed out: "Why have the music so loud that people have to wear ear plugs just to listen to it." He is so right, apparently the kind of volumes they have at your average rock concert, (without ear protection) your ears can only handle for 15 minutes, not to mention the fact that the music would sound better quieter, because they make it so loud it is forever distorting and feeding back, if they turned it down everything would sound much, much better and it would be much, much more pleasant to listen to. The sound would be clear, sharp and have far more clarity, plus you might actually be able to hear the vocals! So all you Sound Technicians out there, why have it so loud? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it unnecessary? What we need is some Jazz Soundys, all music should be done like Jazz, loud enough, but not blasting your ears out.
And no, all you people out there who will be saying that I'm an old grandfather, I'm not, I just enjoy my ability to hear, and enjoy good music.


Dan B