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

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

  1. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    These are not recent releases, but I've just acquired the three Bud Shank World Pacific albums from the mid/late 60's (featuring Chet Baker) and they sound really nice. Nicely done 96/24 transfers which help these albums shine. Don't expect straight Jazz as these are more Pop oriented albums of Beatles covers (and other songs of the times). His covers of the songs from Magical Mystery Tour are quite interesting.
  2. jmacvols

    jmacvols Forum Resident

    THIS WEEK on HDtracks...

    Toto - Greatest Hits: 40 Trips Around The Sun
    MGMT - Little Dark Age
    Dashboard Confessional - Crooked Shadows
    Melody Gardot - Live In Europe

    Plus much much more...
  3. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    We keep buying it; that's pretty convincing for any merchant.

    Unless every copy has been collected and destroyed, it's always available somewhere, and people need the data.
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  4. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    I pre-ordered the Toto hits CD. Interested to see if the hi res is different from the CD.
  5. oboogie

    oboogie Forum Resident

    The track listing for hi res matches the CD release.
  6. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    Sorry, I meant the same dynamic range, etc.

  7. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    Cases where the Hi-res is better are so few and far between. Don't get your hopes up!
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  8. Fritz G23

    Fritz G23 Well-Known Member

    Checking in again on the source for this info re the Springsteen DSD mixing process. The newest download from 2005 says the master is 24/96 PCM.
  9. monotubevibe

    monotubevibe Forum Resident

    Sorry, don’t spend much time online these days. This was one of my sources:

    Live Bruce Springsteen Mobile
  10. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    Question. I made my first purchase on HD Tracks last night, The Who Live At Leeds Deluxe Edition in FLAC. Just curious if the tags are standardized in any way. I had to spend a little time fixing them the way I like them plus I wanted better album art.
  11. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

    Mooresville, NC
    What do you mean by standardized? The songs are in concert order and flow well.
  12. superstar19

    superstar19 Senior Member

    Canton, MI, USA
    Tags on downloads usually aren't quite the way I like so I always expect to have to modify them. Some sets more than others.
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  13. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    I meant things like how words are capitalized, size of album art, Artist, Album Artist etc. For instance I put the Who as Who, The for album artist so I had to change that. Another thing was that every song title was followed by something like (Live At Leeds Deluxe Edition) which I had to remove for every song because I didn't like it. Just curious if they're all going to be like this.
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  14. oboogie

    oboogie Forum Resident

    If you can, please post the dynamic range for the cd release and I will do the same for the hi res release. Thanks
  15. Tags for downloads are going to be like that. Sometimes worse. Multiple artist albums and albums with collaborating artists will also likely have some strange tags for artists and song titles that you'll need to fix. Tags for classical music downloads can be a big bother to fix.
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  16. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    Someone posted the hi res version DR values. Average is a 9 or 10.
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  17. oboogie

    oboogie Forum Resident

  18. Fritz G23

    Fritz G23 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. That tells me it is a different process for each of the recordings. Not all Springsteen DSDs come straight from analog. Thanks.
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  19. Vorlon

    Vorlon Forum Resident

    I always edit my tags with dbPoweramp, as I don't much like mile-long titles, etc. I'm equally nerdy about internet links. I can also understand people want a lot of info, especially regarding classical.
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  20. 360-12

    360-12 Forum Resident

  21. zikarus

    zikarus Well-Known Member

    Cover art is a very mixed bag too. In 8 out of 10 cases google (tools - big cover art enabled) and fanart.tv are my best friends...
  22. GroovyGuy

    GroovyGuy Forum Resident

    Halifax, NS Canada
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  23. jfeldt

    jfeldt Forum Resident

    SF, CA, USA
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  24. UncleHalsey

    UncleHalsey Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA, USA
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  25. jmacvols

    jmacvols Forum Resident

    THIS WEEK on HDtracks...

    Holly Cole - Holly
    Alice Cooper - The Sound of A
    Steve Miller Band - Sailor

    plus much much more...

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