Classical Jazz '05



2021 Fall - Discussion 1 Phineas

What other artists do incredibel things like this?  What other songs are interesting to listen to?


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Bob Tozier Artist: Bob Tozier
School: North Allegheny

How do musical engineers  make song sound so wonderful?

What sounds  do they use? 




Ben Swihart from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
I think two artists that do really interesting things with their sounds are Queen and David Bowie. Another song that came to mind for me was David Bowie's "Heroes". When he recorded it he used a lot of different techniques to get interesting sounds. For the main guitar part he recorded a bunch of different random ideas on guitar and then at the end combined them all to get a really cool unique texture between all the different guitar lines. It also really interested me how when recorded vocals he had 2 microphones setup in this really large space with a noise gate on it. So when he would sing quietly it would record on a closer more intimate microphone but whenever he would sing louder it would switch to a further microphone in the room to get a really big reverberating sound.

Dillon Ferraro from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
I think another artist has a unique style of composing music is Anderson Paak. Some of his most interesting songs to listen to are put me thru and tints.

Joshua Morton from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
I tend to find David Bowie really has a lot of cool little things in his songs to atract his listener. For example in Space Oddityhe comes from nothing  and you can imagine the rocket lanching heading to space. Things like that I really enjoy listening too.

Alli Kern from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
In the majority of situations, what makes any given song interesting is the beat and music behind the lyrics. In fact, most people seem to determine their first impression of a song simply based on how it sounds, and Finneas has used this observation to his advantage.

Quinn Volpe from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
I would say AJR is similar in production style. Their song Don't Throw Out My Legos is really interestingly made. For example, they have the sound of keys dropping and other random things sprinkled throughout this piece. When I saw them in concert, they showed each random cool thing that went into the song one by one.

Charlotte Bentrim from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
Taylor Swift and her new version of Love Story(I don't typically listen to her but the remix by Elvira is really well done)

Sabrina Ferron from: North Allegheny - posted: August 30, 2021
Melanie Martinez is another artist that uses sounds from real life within her songs, similar to how Finneas used the matches and cross-walk sounds in his songs. Different styles of production are what make songs interesting to listen to. I really enjoy the production styles of artists like Cavetown, Joji, and Clairo.

Zoe Sage Tracey from: North Allegheny - posted: September 1, 2021
In Joji's "worldstar money" he uses this track of people yelling and arguing and I have always felt like I was listening to it from down the street and Joji later released the audio was from a fight Joji recorded when he was younger. 

Tejal Dahake from: North Allegheny - posted: October 21, 2021
I think Olivia Rodrigo's driver's license also uses car sounds in the beginning.

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