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by feline1973
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Albums & Other Releases
Topic: Amazonia
Replies: 222
Views: 13642

Re: Amazonia

. I couldn't care less about multi channel surround sound and stuffs like that right now because I've just moved from apartment to a house with kitchen/living room "all in one L-shape" solution so I haven't figured out where to put surround speakers. I just have front speakers + center + ...
by feline1973
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Albums & Other Releases
Topic: Amazonia
Replies: 222
Views: 13642

Re: Amazonia

Dr_Jones wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:15 pm
Listening to the 5.1 mix now (technically it's 5.0, because one channel is empty).
Yes I noticed it was only 5.0 too! (I imported the "5.1" WAV into my audio editor to convert it to flac, and saw that the subwoofer channel was empty".
Is this a special Dadwater mastering error?
by feline1973
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Albums & Other Releases
Topic: Amazonia
Replies: 222
Views: 13642

Re: Amazônia by Jean-Michel Jarre

I have been enjoying listening to this over past 24 hours. One thing I noticed today with the 5.1 WAV download that comes with the CD: the LFE (low frequency effects) channel (i.e. the "1" of the 5.1) is empty, no signal on it. (I noticed this when I opened it in my audio editor, because I...
by feline1973
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

Again, I agree. The problem is that the so called 'loudness war' has meant mastering has become so loud that vinyl - with all the limitations you have outlined quite correctly - have to use quieter masters than the superior digital formats. . This isn't always the case though. This month's Sound on...
by feline1973
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

.. and if the mastering engineer is a total dick ? My point precisely. Yeah, and Dadwater does definately seem to be a dick! The more I listen to Oxygene 3 (ripped from the CD to lossless FLAC, mostly listening on a Sony Walkman with nice MDR-1000 headphones :) ) the most I really do not like the w...
by feline1973
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

if the mastering engineer isn't a total dick. Which is why vinyl will continue to prevail in sales. Because the mastering engineer continues to remain a dick on digital media. With the ReplayGain gaining (sic) popularity this might change? I hope so... By "ReplayGain" I think you're allud...
by feline1973
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

Dr_Jones wrote:THANK YOU very much for these articles.
Well don't thank me, thank Sound on Sound magazine. :D I've been a subscriber for years, it really is a very good source of reliable technical info.
by feline1973
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

HunterTech wrote:
feline1973 wrote:if the mastering engineer isn't a total dick.
Which is why vinyl will continue to prevail in sales. Because the mastering engineer continues to remain a dick on digital media.
Hahah well there is that ;).
by feline1973
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

So what about this "better" vinyl master, is it digital from the beginning before it becomes a vinyl record? How come we don't have direct access to download that one instead of the brick wall squashed shite? In my world of thoughts it would've been much easier that way and saved the prod...
by feline1973
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Oxygene 14-20
Replies: 803
Views: 177971

Vinyl sounds better than CD / digital precisely because it can't be brick walled to the same extent - the damn stylus would skip off the platter. It's better by default. ... that's a very odd way to think about it :lol: The ideal delivery medium is transparent and has perfect fidelity to the finish...
by feline1973
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Which masters will be used for the Oxygene Trilogy discs...?
Replies: 31
Views: 11863

(double post!)
by feline1973
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Which masters will be used for the Oxygene Trilogy discs...?
Replies: 31
Views: 11863

Basically it looks to me like I wasted my money buying the "trilogy" 3CD set - I could've just bought the CD of Oxygene 3 for half the price. The two Dadwater remasters are audibly worse than the masters I already owned.
Oh well :P worse things happen at sea...
by feline1973
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Which masters will be used for the Oxygene Trilogy discs...?
Replies: 31
Views: 11863

I think that's extremely unlikely in the case of Oxygene 7–13 ... it's only from 1997 and any digital audio format from then is still easily supported today. With early 80s digital tape formats (or indeed experimental 1970s ones), where you had a few pioneering manufacturers (3M, Mitsubishi, Sony......
by feline1973
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Which masters will be used for the Oxygene Trilogy discs...?
Replies: 31
Views: 11863

Hmm, and on a cursorary listen I have much the same inital opinion on the original Oxygene 7–13 compared to the 2016 remaster: the tracks do not need to be any "louder", and pimping the audio in this way just, to my ear, removes bottom end and replaces it with a more hectoring tinny top en...
by feline1973
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Oxygene!
Topic: Which masters will be used for the Oxygene Trilogy discs...?
Replies: 31
Views: 11863

Hmmm.... well I'm comparing flac 'secure rips' of the original Oxygene album (a Polydor CD I bought in the late 80s) and the 2016 Dadwater remaster, and really I think I prefer the original. The Dadwater is just pointlessly "louder" and with a bit more treble. Comparing key moments such as...

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