The Devin Townsend Supermegathread!

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by keithb, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Flappydoodle

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    Agreed - I've never thought of Devin as a "tone" guy. Though now he does have his own signature guitars and pickups, but to me he's always been about the overall mix of everything - not "guitar with supporting instruments".

    I also find it strange that the live clip above has a massive orchestra and I can barely hear THEM. Never mind the guitar - what about the 50 other people on stage?!
     
  2. drmosh

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    I've never really noticed it on the albums. But on the live stuff it's bugged me before
     
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    Exactly
     
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    coreysMonster So long, Germany!

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    Can somebody please explain to me why Devin always does his pre-orders through Music Glue, and why they somehow can't manage to ship their stuff decently? No tracking number, and there is zero information about what kind of shipping they use because they say to allow up to 28 days for the shipment to arrive.
     
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    Why not just pre-order at amazon? Was never a problem with me and my Blu-Ray of Plovdiv just arrived two hours ago.
     
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    coreysMonster So long, Germany!

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    Because I wanted the art book, you could only get that at Music Glue to my knowledge.

    Also:

     
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    Just realized this is on Spotify already. The mix is pretty different than the youtube one too for some reason.
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    I got the art book off amazon. Music Glue has ridiculous shipping charges
     
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    Well, I'm sorry to say the 5.1 mix is no fun either. Bass drum is super loud and out in the front channels, the snare too but not quite so bad. Guitars are far too quiet and sound like they're coming from somewhere far back.
    Just as an addition, I have a calibrated dolby atmos 7.2.4 setup in a treated room. If I turn the centre channel volume down it's more bearable, but I almost want my money back :(
     
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    After listening to the Spotify and YouTube version and comparing it to royal Albert hall, I think ive figured out what I don't like. It's not that the guitars are too low (they still are but that's not unusual for devins live stuff), it's the completely nonexistent bass guitar. With out the bass guitar glue in the mix every little keyboard part and kick drum sounds extremely out front. The mix sounds hollow, almost AJFA'ish.
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    That's funny, i was about to add that the bass sounds great, just "tame"
     
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    After listening to it on some better headphones I stand corrected. Much better mix on spotify.
     
  16. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I thought this was interesting. Devy just posted this write-up on the 12 anniversary of The New Black, although it seems like he already talked about this last year since he calls it the 11th anniversary.

    https://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend/posts/2242692985756011

     
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    Not related to anything in particular, but I just found a new appreciation for Devin's cover of Transdermal Celebration as well as the original. I think Devin really did that song a lot of justice; and I prefer his cover actually for my tastes.
     
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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    That write up is pretty cool indeed. I think he uses the same ones he put in his book.
     
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    Still need to get that book...

    Also his version of Transdermal Celebration kicks all kinds of ass.
     
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    I read the book. Enjoyed it. Can recommend. :yesway:
     
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