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Classic albums given new look at Abbey Road

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bidstonhall
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bidstonhall posted on Sat, Feb 13 2016 3:23 AM

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/the-rolling-stones-cream-the-police-albums-abbey-road-vinyl-half-speed-a6870646.html

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Millemissen
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32£ each all for the sake of nostalgy ;-(

Give me the files of the digital transfer used - and I'll be happy ;-)

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Millemissen:
Give me the files of the digital transfer used - and I'll be happy ;-)
exactly

the replica can't be better than the original!

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Mark-N replied on Sun, Feb 14 2016 5:56 PM

Just out of curiosity, what quality digital files would you want?

 

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Duels replied on Sun, Feb 14 2016 6:33 PM

But surely if you are going to listen to vinyl, then these will be better.

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Duels replied on Sun, Feb 14 2016 6:33 PM

dup'd

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Mark-N:

Just out of curiosity, what quality digital files would you want?

When you read the article, you see an info box to the right called:

Vinyl demands: Six of the best

Here is the first example:

The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street Sprawling double album incorporating blues, country and gospel influences. Cut from 24bit/96khz digital transfers and made from the original ¼” tapes.

This is common practice - the master tapes (or a second or third copy) is transfered to digital, before anything else is done.

Those are the files, that I would want - in this case 24/96 files.

I simply fail to understand, why these should have to be prepared for vinyl and why I should have to listen to a vinyl disc with all it's flaws, when I could have the 24/96 files. I would even be happy with a 16/44.1 version of these.

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Mark-N replied on Sun, Feb 14 2016 10:41 PM

Thank you for the clarification! I was under the mistaken impression that many people here think than anything above mp3 quality is a waste!

 

 

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I don't have that impression!

However, personally I find a 320kbps version sufficient in many cases - if it is well made!

I have ripped my CD's to FLAC to be 'safe' :-)

24/96 (or 24/48) is perfect for transferring old analog tapes, since you need the bits in the preproduction stage.

Imo 16/44.1 (CD specs) is enough to deliever these recordings to the public.

And - as an overall comment - it is much less the delivery format/container, that matters, than the quality of the recording and what the engeneers do with it afterwards in terms of heavy dynamic compression etc etc.

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Dillen replied on Mon, Feb 15 2016 10:33 AM

Thread moved to Lifestyle choices / Music & Film.
Please keep the General forum section B&O related.

Martin

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Mark replied on Mon, Feb 15 2016 7:22 PM

Nothing new here as CBS used the same engineering for their Mastersound collection in the 80's, intrigued to hear these as my Santana Abraxas album blows my socks off with its incredible quality using half-speed mastering......

But I do feel that us Vinylists might become cashcows for the industry especially at £32 a pop (recently read that artists/record companies still make more monies selling the physical item than offering their music to streamers...)

that's why I'm a hipster as I can't afford a belt ...

we tend to forget there is more to design than designing.

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