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Stefan Goldmann - Macrospective II - Stefan Goldmann Mix

from Macrospective II by Finn Johannsen & Stefan Goldmann



STEFAN GOLDMANN: The lateral approach

Stefan Goldmann’s mix took the occasion to test new ways of moving from one track into the next. In conventional DJ practice, fading and EQing shape the crossover section between tracks. Instead of EQs, Stefan employed low and high cut filters (so far, so common), but also – and that’s the new thing here – a tool manipulating the stereo field of the recordings.

This is probably the first recorded DJ mix to ever utilise an M/S-matrix, dynamically. In M/S-coding, a stereo signal is divided into 'mid' and 'side' channels instead of left and right. 'Mid' is the mono-compatible information of the mix, and 'side' is its opposite: anything not mono. This way, the diffuse elements of a track can be controlled separately from the sharply defined 'mid' elements.

In this mix, each new track creeps up from the diffuse sides and then moves towards the center of attention, while the previous track is pushed to the edges by reducing its 'mid' content. It appears to be one of the smoothest and most naturally sounding ways to move forward in a mix.

M/S-blending neither sounds radical nor abrupt, which is the whole point. This extraordinarily smooth transition method allows for effortless blending between pronouncedly different material, such as Elektro Guzzi’s acoustic techno finesse and Vladimir Dubyshkin’s decidedly synthetic bangers. Everything appears to 'sit' better in the mix.


from Macrospective II, track released November 1, 2016
01. Stefan Goldmann: De-Gauss
02. Elektro Guzzi: Room
03. Peter Kruder: Xenomorph
04. Raudive: Ruins
05. Stefan Goldmann: The Outness Queens
06. Anno Stamm: Aqua / Lomen Peel / Violet
07. L'estasi Dell'oro: Sky Unknown
08. Stefan Goldmann: Constructor
09. L'estasi Dell'oro: Iscariotic Lips
10. KiNK: Sintezator
11. Raudive: Small Changes
12. Elektro Guzzi: Atlas
13. Vladimir Dubyshkin: Who's Your Daddy
14. Rroxymore: Darksun
15. Stefan Goldmann: Fat Tails
16. KiNK: Source Of Uncertainty
17. Stefan Goldmann: Empty Suit
18. Vladimir Dubyshkin: Uhod
19. KUF: Odyssee (VIP Remix)
20. KUF: Mnky


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