Is it a bad idea to play "free download" tracks on a big system ?
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    Default Is it a bad idea to play "free download" tracks on a big system ?

    So I got CDJs a while ago and I'm burning CDs almost everyday.
    And I have got more than a hundred really good tracks that were given away for free by producers.
    (Christmas, xyz facebook likes, just because...)

    And today I was burning some and I thought, wait a second, this isn't released by a label, so is it even mastered ?
    And I contacted the producer and he advised against playing it on a big system. But he was a small time producer.
    But I've got a lot of free tracks from big producers like Skream as well.

    I've burned more than a dozen CDs with free tracks, but are they useless at a party ?

    Tracks given away for free by producers, are they mastered ? Are they safe to play on a big system ?

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    Play them on your own system, decide if they sound good enough to play on a big system,

    I play my own tracks on big systems week in, week out, its not the mastering that makes it sound good, its how well it has been mixed.

    Larger artists will have well mixed tracks, newer artists, not so much
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    ^I don't have a big system.
    I have studio monitors and a 2.1 system, and the tracks sound well on them, but how is that comparable to a club system ?

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    depends on the track of course, but as long as they're mixed down decently (which you should be able to judge on your 2.1/headphones), there's no problem.

    if it sounds good, just play it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyUsername View Post
    ^I don't have a big system.
    I have studio monitors and a 2.1 system, and the tracks sound well on them, but how is that comparable to a club system ?
    i didnt say big system, i said system. if the tracks dont sound muddy then you should be fine, if you play it and it sounds shit, never play that track again
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    Okay, I'll take my chances then.
    But the track from the producer that said not to play it out also sounds pretty solid and not muddy at all.

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    I dont see why a producer would give away a track and tell you NOT to play it out, i pester DJs all the time to play my tunes lol
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    lol THIS is what Eq'ing is for, if the track does not sound good, well that's why we invest huge $$$ money is fancy mixers with state of the art eq'ing and headroom. Fix Em!!!

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    For the most part songs that are comming out from artists are either A. eq'ed well or B. Mastered themselves.

    I only play 320 or better and you can tell by the spec sheet if all the freq's are taken up vs are shittier quality.

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