What are you Listening To Right Now?

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  1. KevinJS

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    Yes, it was. Unfortunately, time and curators have not been kind to many of the sleeves. However, most of the LPs look as though they have rarely been played.
     
  2. OnTheBlitz

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    Good morning friends. Do me a favor and please re-read my post on the previous page to our friend Zebra03. I made some edits and clarifications. I would be very pleased to know your thoughts.

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    On the subject of mastering, I'm going with "If Blitz says it, then it must be true." I'm not knowledgeable enough about the processes involved to have an opinion. I know some recordings sound like crap, but couldn't point out why.
     
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    I will certainly attest. At least in regards to the two 24K Gold Remasters that I've heard. The clarity and warmth are off the chart. I still prefer the vinyl experience, because it is an experience like nothing else. But if all my vinyl sounded like MFSL, and Ultra Disc 24K Gold CD's I'd be one happy camper.

    EDIT: Went back and re-read your post. That Deep Purple: Machine Head remaster is impressive. It's something that I have on CD-R and is tucked into a notebook, so it rarely gets my attention when looking for something to play.
     
  5. OnTheBlitz

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    Thank you all for rereading my post, I just wanted to make sure it was clear and precise.
     
  6. KevinJS

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    Another London ffrr recording from the early 1980s:

    Katia Ricciarelli and Luciano Pavarotti - Arias and Duets

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    the Who ~ A Quick One

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    I'll do it for sure. Give me some time to get it prepared as his catalog is massive.
     
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    That';s actually a pretty well-done album. Good pickup!
     
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    Kevin, I think you're enjoying this down time with your new stuff almost as much as Fuzzy enjoyed being re-united with his vinyl a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    One of my desert isle albums (If I can only have 10....).
     
  12. KevinJS

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    Certainly am. I've switched to CD now for a while.

    Now playing:

    Audioslave - s/t

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    Back up. It's raining here in eastern Connecticut. Guilt free down time. Starting out this session with an old classic progressive rock image.jpeg lp. ELO self-titled
     
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    The Doors - L.A. Woman
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  16. KevinJS

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    AC/DC - Back In Black

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  17. ^^^^Ditto on the Keaggy/King/Dente CD...

    Re: Mastering as an evolving art over the past many decades--
    It is amazing to see how much a mastering engineer can do to improve the sound of a mix (and how, conversely, they could possibly do irreparable damage).
    I have had ME's do helpful tweaks that made a huge difference, and one destroy a mix that made me wish my name wasn't attached...

    As to re-issues/re-masters, when originally analog releases first came out as CD's, there were issues, and an obvious difference between analog/vinyl and digital/CD. But over the years, the "Loudness Wars" developed as people abused the medium, creating a second wave of "re-masters" that were not really worth much unless all you wanted was LOUD. NOW, hopefully, as the "Loudness Wars" seem to have abated, this new generation of re-masters will be on-point, NOT overly-compressed/limited, brittle, harsh, or have a significant loss of dynamic range, etc. The funny thing about all this is that digital, technically, remains the superior format (on paper), but because it has not been properly implemented, vinyl still sounds better regardless.

    Also-- Beware some new/newer vinyl releases! Just because it weighs 180 grams doesn't mean it will sound awesome. There are certain mix and mastering processes that apply exclusively to vinyl production. Many of those practices (kick, snare, and bass panned center; not using an overly-loud master) have been discarded or forgotten by the younger mix and mastering engineers, and often a vinyl run is pressed without the care needed to master properly (imagine a mix and master optimized for MP3's going straight to vinyl... You don't have to imagine, that's exactly what's happened in some cases). Buyer beware.

    GJ

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  18. Northwinds

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    Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs original Chrysalis green label issue
     
  19. Dusty Ol'Man

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    In the past couple days we have had conversations ranging from musical taste to in depth discussions of mastering. What I find interesting is the amount of knowledge being shared in crisp, concise English. This is an art that is being lost. JMHO.

    Now...my musical tastes generally run to musicians who display a certain level of musicianship, i.e. how well they know their instrument and how well they execute what they are getting across. Hence, you'll see me playing excellent guitarists, pianists, and certain other instrumentalists more than others. That being said, I still like Bread...and The Clash!
    Edit: If anyone posts links to music I'm not familiar with, I generally will give it a listen if I have the time. Keep those links coming. I do want to expand my horizons, even at my age.
     
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    Journey ~ Frontiers

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