super loud modern mixes sound good on electro house et al
they peak around +10db and have great big boshing drum sounds that sound ok when walloped like that
breaks with texture and dynamics tend to sound a bit shit at this level , i find they can get to about +7db or at a push +8db
as a result most breaks is now electro house
loudness isnt really the problem to me, its people trying to mix tunes so they sound like a soundsystem in the studio
then the dj in his/her infinite wisdom cranks up the treble and the bass on his mixer, neatly driving the mixer into the red, bye bye transients
then the engineer in the club clamps a behringer autocom over the whole mix, this box has an "intelligent" limiter which will squash anything, bye bye last remnants of transients
then the engineer gets bored and starts fucking about with the graphic eq, mmm whats needed here then?
i know! a big "smile" boosting the treble and bass even more, from where the engineer is sitting in the sound engineers cage it sounds proper bitching like
this is for the good of the people as it means the club owner will never have to replace a single component in the sound system and can concentrate his funds into spreading salt on the floor of the club.....
by now the crowds ears are clamping down like ag4111 with nipple clamps
this is fantastic and we should all aplaud