Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by StyxCollector, Sep 21, 2003.
Nice to see articles in the popular press about hi-rez digital. It's been a long haul, and if it's multichannel that's required before non-audiophiles take notice, that's OK.
This was the interesting part of the article that I don't know if it's a good thing or bad. Meaning for Steve.
It stated that,
Last year the 5.1 world was abuzz with rumors that Scheiner had been tapped to do the Beatles' Abbey Road.
"There's a lot of talk. I talk to (Beatles engineer) Geoff Emerick quite often. Whatever's done with the Beatles catalog, it's all going to be done with Geoff Emerick. I may be involved just to give him a helping hand. I'd be more than content to just be his assistant on something like that."
Great article, thanks for the link!
Yes.....thanks...good to see some mainstream media talking about hi rez!!!
What bothers me is the talk about going back and remixing those Peter Gabriel albums into 5.1 - the same ones that I just spent a fortune on importing hybrids from France and the UK.
Great to see an artical like this being written.
I agree with Goldenboy about the Gabriel stuff!! It would have been much better to have slowly released things in 5.1 and any album he felt didn't need 5.1 in stereo only (he implied the first two may be in that category). That is to me the great thing about sacd is that both versions can be available.
Check out this link, which talks about remastering Gabriel for SACD:
(interesting stuff, and even if DVD-A comes out, the SACD is the master) The relevant quote is:
"Tony Cousins doesn't believe in taking a classic stereo master and faking it a surround product with the help of SACD or DVD-A. He is not convinced that the public will bear the format change without addressing surround mixing with respect, where it is relevant. Crispin has already nailed his colours to the mast and has also already heard, in his opinion, the best surround master - it was a transfer off a two-inch, eight-track master to 96kHz, destined for a Queen DTS 96.24 DVD"
Also read http://www.solsburyhill.org/hifiplus.html
Gabriel has I/O coming out, a new 2 CD best-of, and one or two other things in the works. My guess is that if he wants to do true 5.1 versions, it won't happen any time soon. I'd rather him wait and do it right than release crap.
The Lamb, which is going to be the first Genesis mch release, should be good. Interestingly enough, the stereo mix will be all new as well, and it will mark the first time a stereo mix has come from the master in ages, as part of the real stereo master was lost, so apparently they've been using a safety or something for some later releases.
Sure hope those missing multi-tracks for Black Cow and Aja turn up somewhere.
Aja could be a real killer on SACD or DVD-A and in 5.1
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