Originally Posted by Icerian
As topic states. Blade II or III come to mind, I recall feeling a bunch of chest kick effects during one of the music scenes. Just wondering if anyone knows specific music tracks (or even movies) that feature what I'm looking for.
Congratulations! You kindof started at the top on this one -- those two flicks are my reference standard for exactly what you speak of. In BLADE II -- must be second or third chapter, Blade is pursuing Bloodsuckers through a building -- they're running down a hallway, he is flashing with cape through perpendicular pathways in the backround -- that sets off a sequence which is pulse pounding for rhythmic punch, eventually moving out into the street and involving motorcycles and culminating in a music shift when he gets down to some real nitty-gritty martial arts action. Must have seen that a hundred times and will always go back to make sure my system parameters are what they should be.
In Blade III, chapter 13 or thereabouts I think, Blade starts chasing after Drac through the streets and buildings and ending up on a rooftop. That is the most cohesive, coherent, melding/meshing of beat energy coming together from my speaker array that I have in movie form. With different equipment than I now have, it was almost like being slapped repeatedly as that pulse-popping came out into room center and made the space throb.
So, I guess that is to say that I'm afraid there is no higher place to ascend to after those. But I will say I think the energy from those scenes comes from the midbass region -- that pop and punch of the pace-making, swift rhythmic variety comes from something other than the deepest bass, although is certainly augmented by it.
I could offer up another non-musical passage for startling punch. The movie AVP has a scene (chapter 13 again?) where our protagonist guide is exhorting the merry band of pyramid explorers to wrap it up and get back -- they have just stumbled across a mechanized stone drawer containing some Predator weapons. The military commander grabs the last object from the drawer and stone walls start to fall into place. It can be downright scary how those doors bang down. Check it out.
Another thing: I was turned onto this from STEREOPHILE magazine. One of the reviewers had his reference standard for popping tight bass: a track on a CD from LEFTFIELD. The CD is called LEFTISM, the track is called AFRO-LEFT.
Plus I've always found the drum solo on Patricia Barbers COMPANION CD, in the last minutes of BLACK MAGIC WOMAN to be very refreshing and irresistible when turned up as loud as you can stand it.