Hi-Res Download News (HDTracks, ProStudioMasters, Pono, etc.) & Software/Mastering Part 12**

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Gary, May 9, 2015.

  1. mindblanking

    mindblanking The Bourbon King

    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    I bought it from HDTracks around 5 or 5:30 EST and had no problems. Wonder what's up. Didn't get a chance to give it a deep listen but what I did hear sounded great.
     
  2. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

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    Long Island, NY
    Whew. So glad I “previewed” this one before buying. Avoid the new remaster of Come On Over by Shania Twain. Worse DR than the original CD, and a hard cutoff at 22khz. This probably is just a juiced up EQ’d version of the original CD master. The disc from 20 years ago is not nearly as grating on the ears. Avoid.
     
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  3. jmacvols

    jmacvols Forum Resident

    Location:
    Tennessee
    THIS WEEK on HDtracks...

    Avenged Sevenfold The Stage (Deluxe Edition)
    Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
    Shania Twain - Up! (Red And Green Versions)
    Eminem - Revival

    Plus much much more...
     
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  4. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    We need a thread for the
    Much Much More's...
     
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  5. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I can't possibly imagine Up! would sound worthy even at DSD levels. :laugh:
     
  6. Scopitone

    Scopitone Inveterate Skipper

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    What's the deal with David Crosby decreasing resolutions?

    Croz is 192
    Lighthouse 88
    Sky Trails 24/44

    And how does Croz sound, in particular?
     
  7. xj32

    xj32 Forum Resident

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    Oak Creek, WI
    I noticed and was disappointed as well. To me Croz is the best if the three musically and is test quality sonically.
     
  8. dbucki

    dbucki Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    They seem to have an ever expanding catalogue :whistle:
     
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  9. mosleyh

    mosleyh Forum Resident

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    Easley, SC, USA
    Just bought the DSD of Dean Martin - This Time I'm Swingin' from AcousticSounds. Tracks 1-12 are great - first rate stereo recordings of Dean and Nelson Riddle in their prime.

    The bonus track of "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" on the other hand, is awful. It's mono for starters, and has very obvious compression. The same track on our host's Capitol Collectors Series CD sounds the way this one should - in clean stereo with lots of life to it.
     
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  10. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

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    NY, US
    Anyone get Sly & the Family Stone's Greatest Hits? Thanks!
     
  11. nikosvault

    nikosvault Forum Resident

    Location:
    Denmark
    If it indeed is the 2007 remaster in hi-res, then go for it! It's the only true stereo version of the album anyway. The AF SACD is mono and 4.0 and the original CD was fake stereo.
     
  12. oneway23

    oneway23 Forum Resident

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    NY, US
    HDTracks does, in fact, have the copyright date as 2007, so it should be the stereo version...thank you!
     
  13. Fair Hedon

    Fair Hedon Well-Known Member

    i am curious about the “ 2017” 24/96 HDTracks version of Stevie Womder’s Innervisions...anybody have a scoop?
     
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  14. Raelamb

    Raelamb Forum Resident

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    New York City
    Got it and it sounds wonderful. 192.
     
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  15. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

  16. Fair Hedon

    Fair Hedon Well-Known Member

  17. J. R.

    J. R. Forum Resident

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    Kansas City, MO
    Checked HDTracks today and the new releases are terrible (IMHO). I think that the record companies may be going all in on MQA, fortunately or unfortunately. More MQA releases now than HD downloads. We'll see what happens.
     
  18. Fair Hedon

    Fair Hedon Well-Known Member

    Doubt it. it is always slow this time year for new releases...and even slower for the tiny HD download market.
     
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  19. jonboy71

    jonboy71 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oxnard, CA
    Anyone pick up Springsteen Magic or The Rising at 24/88.2 ?
     
  20. Fair Hedon

    Fair Hedon Well-Known Member

    Nothing will save Magic. Total turd of a mix and master.
     
  21. randian

    randian Well-Known Member

    192/24 PCM doesn't have DRM, MQA does. QED. Are there any software-only MQA players? I especially don't like being required to buy a new and expensive piece of hardware to play MQA titles.

    I like being able to play my HD titles through iTunes, nothing special needed (other than a conversion from FLAC to ALAC, which is quick and lossless).
     
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  22. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

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    Long Island, NY
    Anyone notice that a handful of DCC titles went up for sale on HDtracks? Supposedly 24/44.1… but was @Steve Hoffman even mastering at 24 bit in the 80’s? :confused: I thought DCC didn’t even exist anymore!
     
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  23. xj32

    xj32 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oak Creek, WI
    Links? I can't seam to see/find them
     
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  24. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
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  25. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover

    Location:
    Hampton, VA
    Re: DCC titles

    Perhaps this is a sign that we will see more of them in the future. I wonder if @Steve Hoffman is affiliated?
     
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