History Main / FakeLoud

3rd Jul '15 6:54:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/MikeOldfield made the titular ''TubularBells'' sound louder by holding down the peak volume until the moment they appear.
* In ''BandOfBrothers'' and ''ThePacific'' (at least on the DVD, rather than on broadcast where the audio may be compressed) all of the weaponry is deliberately mixed at a much higher peak level than the speech or music. This is particularly noticeable in scenes where battle erupts without warning - if you have the TV adjusted for normal speech you'll be deafened.
* The Ringwraiths in the [[LordOfTheRings LotR]] movies. According to the commentaries, they worked very hard to make the scream ''sound'' loud without actually being loud.

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* Music/MikeOldfield made the titular ''TubularBells'' ''Music/TubularBells'' sound louder by holding down the peak volume until the moment they appear.
* In ''BandOfBrothers'' ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''ThePacific'' ''Series/ThePacific'' (at least on the DVD, rather than on broadcast where the audio may be compressed) all of the weaponry is deliberately mixed at a much higher peak level than the speech or music. This is particularly noticeable in scenes where battle erupts without warning - if you have the TV adjusted for normal speech you'll be deafened.
* The Ringwraiths in the [[LordOfTheRings LotR]] ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies. According to the commentaries, they worked very hard to make the scream ''sound'' loud without actually being loud.
7th May '15 5:30:23 PM bt8257
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* At the end of "Incredibad" by TheLonelyIsland is a loud explosion followed immediately by muffled ambient background noise and a car-alarm, giving the effect that the listener has hearing damage.

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* At the end of "Incredibad" by TheLonelyIsland Music/TheLonelyIsland is a loud explosion followed immediately by muffled ambient background noise and a car-alarm, giving the effect that the listener has hearing damage.



* "Halfway Home" by Blacakalicious and DJ Shadow intentionally cranks the reverb up to distorted and deafening levels, making the music sound like it was recorded using a cheap microphone at a live concert (which is contrasted nicely against the vocalist's perfectly normal and studio-quality vocals)..
* MikeOldfield made the titular ''TubularBells'' sound louder by holding down the peak volume until the moment they appear.

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* "Halfway Home" by Blacakalicious Blackalicious and DJ Shadow intentionally cranks the reverb up to distorted and deafening levels, making the music sound like it was recorded using a cheap microphone at a live concert (which is contrasted nicely against the vocalist's perfectly normal and studio-quality vocals)..
* MikeOldfield Music/MikeOldfield made the titular ''TubularBells'' sound louder by holding down the peak volume until the moment they appear.



* ''OurManFlint''. Flint turns up the volume on an enemy {{mook}}'s headphones. The audience hears the intense noise as a hideous screeching.

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* ''OurManFlint''.''Film/OurManFlint''. Flint turns up the volume on an enemy {{mook}}'s headphones. The audience hears the intense noise as a hideous screeching.



** Rock groups such as Music/SonicYouth, Music/VelvetUnderground and guitarist Robert Fripp, as well as countless industrial acts from TheEighties onwards, have used plenty of FakeLoud noises and textures.

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** Rock groups such as Music/SonicYouth, Music/VelvetUnderground and guitarist [[Music/KingCrimson Robert Fripp, Fripp]], as well as countless industrial acts from TheEighties onwards, have used plenty of FakeLoud noises and textures.



* Occurs in the last part of mpn1990's review of ''{{Action 52}}'', when he has a fit of screaming {{angrish}}.

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* Occurs in the last part of mpn1990's review of ''{{Action ''VideoGame/{{Action 52}}'', when he has a fit of screaming {{angrish}}.
7th Aug '14 8:23:55 AM Shnakepup
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When it's portrayed, [[FakeLoud Fake Loudness]] might actually be mixed at the same volume as other elements in the music/audio. But since it's meant to ''convey'' extreme loudness, various distortions are used to emulate this. This can include: Various reverb effects (to simulate vast echoes), sudden tinniness to the sound (as if the speaker's been blown out), crackling, digital squelching, white noise, [[ShellShockSilence high-pitched ringing]], or a subtle/complete deafening of other sounds in the mix. Can also be acheived by severely clipping the audio levels for a rawer sound, or, when recording, muffling the sound.

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When it's portrayed, [[FakeLoud Fake Loudness]] might actually be mixed at the same volume as other elements in the music/audio. But since it's meant to ''convey'' extreme loudness, various distortions are used to emulate this. This can include: Various reverb effects (to simulate vast echoes), sudden tinniness to the sound (as if the speaker's been blown out), crackling, digital squelching, white noise, [[ShellShockSilence high-pitched ringing]], or a subtle/complete deafening of other sounds in the mix. Can also be acheived by severely clipping the audio levels for a rawer sound, or, when recording, muffling the sound.
7th Aug '14 7:08:51 AM Willbyr
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** Before this, intentional distortions in music were used as far back as the 60s. JimiHendrix's famed distortion came from live concerts, where only the vocals would be broadcast over the concert's PA system and the instruments would come out of amplifiers. As a result, the amplifiers had to be turned UpToEleven just to get the guitar as loud as his voice, resulting in the distinctive fuzzy overdrive tone.
** Rock groups such as SonicYouth, VelvetUnderground and guitarist Robert Fripp, as well as countless industrial acts from TheEighties onwards, have used plenty of FakeLoud noises and textures.

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** Before this, intentional distortions in music were used as far back as the 60s. JimiHendrix's Music/JimiHendrix's famed distortion came from live concerts, where only the vocals would be broadcast over the concert's PA system and the instruments would come out of amplifiers. As a result, the amplifiers had to be turned UpToEleven just to get the guitar as loud as his voice, resulting in the distinctive fuzzy overdrive tone.
** Rock groups such as SonicYouth, VelvetUnderground Music/SonicYouth, Music/VelvetUnderground and guitarist Robert Fripp, as well as countless industrial acts from TheEighties onwards, have used plenty of FakeLoud noises and textures.
17th Dec '13 7:10:14 PM missmoon
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* The band SleighBells practically ''runs'' on this, with nearly every song featuring heavy distortion on every element in the song and raw production.

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* The band SleighBells Music/SleighBells practically ''runs'' on this, with nearly every song featuring heavy distortion on every element in the song and raw production.
15th Sep '13 8:48:43 AM wolftickets1969
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* The overuse of gated white noise sweeps (plus the overamplification of the main synth) in uplifting trance music.
12th Feb '13 11:03:23 PM wolftickets1969
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* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool so why not? They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.

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* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool so why not? They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.possible.
* Occurs in the last part of mpn1990's review of ''{{Action 52}}'', when he has a fit of screaming {{angrish}}.
2nd Jun '12 4:16:14 PM FELH2
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* The D-City Rock music video from episode 10 of PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWa90VY5bPQ]]

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* The D-City Rock music video from episode 10 of PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt.Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWa90VY5bPQ]]
24th Feb '12 9:21:18 PM nameredacted
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* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool. They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.

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* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool. cool so why not? They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.
24th Feb '12 9:20:09 PM nameredacted
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* The overuse of gated white noise sweeps (plus the overamplification of the main synth) in uplifting trance music.

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* The overuse of gated white noise sweeps (plus the overamplification of the main synth) in uplifting trance music.music.
* As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade by Mark Stewart & The Maffia. Prior to the recording Stewart had been going to Dub Soundsystems (which deliberately play at ear splitting levels) and bootlegging them with a cheap cassette recorder so he could relive the memories at home. He liked the effect so much he had the engineer produce the whole album like that. It's hard to explain, but there's a discernible difference between turning everything up very loud in the studio and a live bootleg of an incredably loud performance done on cheap equipment, and the engineer managed to capture it perfectly. Even down to the particular quirks caused by Soundsystems often working with rudimentary mixing equipment and the amateur engineers/DJ's not ''quite'' understanding how everything works/being too messed up to care. The only part that gives it away is some of the panning, which would be impossible to capture in the way it's pretending, but it sounds cool. They genuinely went to extraordinary levels to make the album sound as terrible as possible.
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