Maximum Sonic Impact: (Authenticity/Commerciality) Fidelity-Dualism in Contemporary Metal Music Production

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Abstract

By focusing on the qualities – as well as the associated processes, approaches and techniques - that provide recorded and mixed contemporary metal music with maximum sonic impact, the author intends that this chapter partially address an apparent literary gap in the field. This chapter proposes that sonic impact is afforded through an effective balance between clarity, heaviness, sonic weight, and performance precision, with each of these qualities having the potential to impact and inform the other. Different bands and their respective productions need these characteristics presented in different ways; however, a recording that delivers a deficient sense of all four of these qualities is inevitably weak.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production
EditorsSimon Zagorski-Thomas, Andrew Bourbon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Chapter19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781501334030, 9781501334047
ISBN (Print)9781501334023, 1501334026
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Handbooks
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc

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    Mynett, M. (2020). Maximum Sonic Impact: (Authenticity/Commerciality) Fidelity-Dualism in Contemporary Metal Music Production. In S. Zagorski-Thomas, & A. Bourbon (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production (1st ed.). (Bloomsbury Handbooks). Bloomsbury Academic.