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https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/17/mixhalo-incubus-pharrell/

So basically a PA isn't necessary anymore, if everyone's onboard. Practically speaking, there will still be a PA for people not wanting to use headphones, but this makes for a very cool option for concert goers. Perhaps it'll reduce the number of cock whistles filming the entire concert on their smartphones as well! :lol:
 

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helluva good idea.

I bet Incubus will make more money from this than their music....
 

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Don't know, man.

When I go to a concert, it's more than what's in my ears. I can feel the vibration, the energy from the crowd, and hear/feel the pyro.

This seems a bit like donning a Walkman and pair of rollerblades, rolling off into a corner somewhere and jerking off.
 

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Don't know, man.

When I go to a concert, it's more than what's in my ears. I can feel the vibration, the energy from the crowd, and hear/feel the pyro.

This seems a bit like donning a Walkman and pair of rollerblades, rolling off into a corner somewhere and jerking off.
In a way, you're right. But you're still going to feel the bass, the pyro, etc. I think what you're potentially gaining is greater than what you're losing, IMO.
 

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In a way, you're right. But you're still going to feel the bass, the pyro, etc. I think what you're potentially gaining is greater than what you're losing, IMO.
To be fair, old fucks like me are always resistant to new tech.
 

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To be fair, old fucks like me are always resistant to new tech.
There's also significant revenue possibilities (hopefully for the artists) in the way of add-ons, like "user-adjustable" mixes, and perhaps even sanctioned bootleg recordings direct to the phone app.
 

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i kinda just look at it as getting your own in-ear monitor mix.... basically getting what the artists are getting on stage.
 

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Given how often shows are a horrible mix of cymbal wash and mud, this could be cool.
 

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Don't know, man.

When I go to a concert, it's more than what's in my ears. I can feel the vibration, the energy from the crowd, and hear/feel the pyro.

This seems a bit like donning a Walkman and pair of rollerblades, rolling off into a corner somewhere and jerking off.
:lol:

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This has to be a joke. :lol: It would never catch on in metal. Literally no one would want it. You want the energy of the concert experience, the audience having in ears is stupid. I would just listen to the record then, save my money.

Not to mention that metal concerts are intrinsically violent and I just can't see a bunch of people forming a gnarly circle pit with headphones.
 

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You guys are a bunch of old farts. :lol: shitty sound at shows is a real problem. It obviously wouldn't work in a pit, but otherwise I think it's a cool idea.
 

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I like the idea, saves your fucking ears probably too. I'm not going to be in a mosh pit anytime soon so fuck that....:lol:
 

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Better idea: Stop employing lousy sound engineers and playing venues with crap PA systems...

20 years after my touring days ended, you'd think that wouldn't be pie in the sky. But...
 

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This has to be a joke. :lol: It would never catch on in metal. Literally no one would want it. You want the energy of the concert experience, the audience having in ears is stupid. I would just listen to the record then, save my money.

Not to mention that metal concerts are intrinsically violent and I just can't see a bunch of people forming a gnarly circle pit with headphones.
Oh, obviously it won't catch on, it's completely impractical. I just think it's a neat enough idea that I'd give it a shot since these days I'm the guy standing back with earplugs in anyways :lol:
 
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