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bugfella
post Nov 17 2012, 13:09
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Hello,
I was reading comments on the old forum from just after the release of the USB Beatles catalog. I understand purchase justification by the comments from Amazon, but I also understand people being PO'ed by EMI and their antics!! Any fresh comments now that the sting of that release and screw from EMI has settled down? The USB will likely disappear soon and I am very interested. Personally, I hear very crisp, clear and great versions on Beatles-A-Rama and I often wonder what the source of these versions are. They are obviously not alternative mixes or versions, but the same as the 2009 and are much better sounding with elements of the music I had not noticed before. I believe I have a more acute sense of hearing than the average person, so maybe the subtle differences are not noticed by most people. My bragging aside, I have always been able to notice things in music that other people thought I was crazy to point out. I also believe this would be the source of the "better" versions I hear on Beatles-A-Rama as they state they sell a service to receive a higher sampling rate which they make available free from time to time. Thanks for reading and your comments.
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2Bdecided
post Nov 19 2012, 10:56
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I have already made my feelings known...
http://www.amazon.com/review/RR6OLS715V8TI...odeID=&tag=

Reportedly the new vinyl releases are cut from 44.1kHz 24-bit, but without the peak limiting that was applied to the CD and USB-apple release. Because of this, the digital master that was used to cut the vinyl would be the one to get, if it was available, which it isn't!

Some samples from the latest vinyl have appeared on Beatlesdrops...
http://beatledrops.com/
...along with many other samples.
(note for mods: 30 second samples only on that site, nothing against HA TOS AFAICT).

Cheers,
David.
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post Nov 19 2012, 17:35
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QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 19 2012, 11:56) *
Reportedly the new vinyl releases are cut from 44.1kHz 24-bit, but without the peak limiting that was applied to the CD and USB-apple release. Because of this, the digital master that was used to cut the vinyl would be the one to get, if it was available, which it isn't!
Isn't it ironic how some engineers magically discover their own potential when working on vinyl, and forget most of it when working on digital?


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krabapple
post Nov 21 2012, 14:48
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The digital versions are competing not just with CDs, but increasingly with downloads and streaming audio, all of which tend to be dynamically compressed too. If CDs go away, don't expect loudness wars to go away just because of it .

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- bugfella   Beatles USB format revisited   Nov 17 2012, 13:09
- - hlloyge   As for hearing, check out TOS #8. What elements o...   Nov 17 2012, 14:44
|- - bugfella   QUOTE (hlloyge @ Nov 17 2012, 14:44) As f...   Nov 18 2012, 15:34
|- - cliveb   QUOTE (bugfella @ Nov 18 2012, 14:34) I d...   Nov 19 2012, 09:48
- - greynol   In case the "Terms of Service" link at t...   Nov 17 2012, 18:48
|- - bugfella   QUOTE (greynol @ Nov 17 2012, 18:48) In c...   Nov 18 2012, 15:44
- - fuflo   I'll just say that i agree partly. You may hea...   Nov 17 2012, 22:44
- - 2Bdecided   I have already made my feelings known... http://ww...   Nov 19 2012, 10:56
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 19 2012, 10:56) I ...   Nov 19 2012, 15:44
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 19 2012, 11:56) Re...   Nov 19 2012, 17:35
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Nov 19 2012, 16:35) QUO...   Nov 20 2012, 11:58
||- - krabapple   The digital versions are competing not just with C...   Nov 21 2012, 14:48
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (krabapple @ Nov 21 2012, 13:48) Th...   Nov 22 2012, 12:37
||- - krabapple   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 22 2012, 07:37) P....   Nov 23 2012, 10:54
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 19 2012, 09:56) So...   Nov 20 2012, 12:01
- - greynol   I don't know about other countries, but in the...   Nov 19 2012, 15:50
|- - Carledwards   QUOTE (greynol @ Nov 19 2012, 07:50) I do...   Nov 19 2012, 16:44
- - Porcus   So ... 2Bdecided should rather have made an invest...   Nov 19 2012, 17:02
- - greynol   Yes, that is exactly what I was trying to say. I...   Nov 19 2012, 17:35
- - Porcus   I kinda have a fond hope that the undeserved buzz ...   Nov 20 2012, 12:54
|- - GeSomeone   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 20 2012, 13:54) [..] ...   Nov 20 2012, 15:01
|- - Kohlrabi   QUOTE (Porcus @ Nov 20 2012, 13:54) I kin...   Nov 21 2012, 00:54
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Kohlrabi @ Nov 21 2012, 00:54) QUO...   Nov 21 2012, 02:11
- - greynol   I have to agree with Porcus. The world is going i...   Nov 21 2012, 03:16
- - Porcus   Had the poll turned out the same if the wording ha...   Nov 23 2012, 11:06
- - greynol   Probably would have turned out the same, yes. Lik...   Nov 23 2012, 16:46
- - skamp   It's not lack of intelligence; it's just i...   Nov 23 2012, 16:53
- - greynol   Add willful to ignorance and you have me sold.   Nov 23 2012, 17:06
- - 2Bdecided   I think some of the people in that thread are just...   Nov 23 2012, 19:38


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