I would like to gather a list of actual songs from people on here that they use to fine tune their systems. I'm hopeful, curious, and slighly optomistic people will actually share with others. For all you IASCA competitors out there....this is for the "love of the game" and I know you can do it!
If each person could write out the name of at least one song and the artist, the centered frequencies within the song that you are mostly paying attention to, the musical instrument(s) that are mostly associated to playing those frequencies within the song, and what you are trying to achieve within the song via boosts/cuts in EQ. I'll give example that i have shared with others before:
U2 : With or Without you - listening to the bass guitar at the beginning of the song. The general frequency range of the bass guitar's 4 main chords is: 73, 55, 65, 50 (+ or - a few htz either way). Basically, i try to use this track to help me get a smooth responce in the lower end of my sub-bass to mid-bass transition so that each of the 4 bass chords does not stand out more than the other and they sound (as best as possible) as if they are coming from the front of the vehicle (I know x/o's are a big part of this result, but so is the EQ).
Ok everyone.....PLEASE provide at least one example you use to tune by ear with popular music you know well. Give any details you can.