Use Quiet Ear Candy Before Your Track For A Huge Impact

Radioheadthe.jpgOne of the best adrenalin rushes in the word is a great song played loudly. One of the goals when getting someone to listen to your music is to get them to listen to it loud and pay attention to it. This can be tough and writing on your record that the record is meant to be played loud is a desperate cry that often goes unheard. There is a way to get people to turn up your music without having to beg.

During the 90′s, like many other poorly showered dudes in America I was logging a lot of plays on Radiohead’s The Bends. One of the cool things this record does is it tricks you into turning it up loud. When the record starts with the track “Planet Telex” the song has some delay feedback that is very quiet before the song’s start just begging for you to turn up your car stereo as you set the level for the music. The record repeats this technique on other tracks as well. The trick got me countless times as I would turn up the volume looking for what was there and then would end up listening to this record at a louder volume than I would have. Putting quiet noises can often get listeners to look whats there and subsequently pump up the volume. Use this trick to your advantage and you can end up having a record that people are constantly cranking up!

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • d0za

    this one might be to good to post….