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

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

  1. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    Must be a re-eq of the 2008 if they only have 44/24 to work from. For $9 I'm still pretty much ok, though I would have preferred more early recordings & less of the later (though they did a rather odd cover of Neil Young's Southern Man that I have on a boot somewhere that I kinda like).
     
  2. Icenine1

    Icenine1 Forum Resident

    I bought 10cc Original Soundtrack from Bandcamp at 16/44 FLAC and it sounds pretty close to the SACD version. This was mucho cheaper so I stayed w/the FLAC download.
     
  3. PeterDoubt

    PeterDoubt Active Member

    I've been trying to find a decent mix of Late for the Sky since the first cd was released. Nothing has come close to even the original vinyl. Can you point me to a source? I'd be in your debt...
     
  4. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

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  5. PeterDoubt

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    Thanks, I'll have to check if that's the version I have. I've been ill the last couple of years and I don't remember if my hires was on Rhino. Was there a release before this? All I remember is it had the muddiness talked about earlier and being dissapointed. I've just assumed this one was the same. I'll check in the morning.

    Thanks again, moomoo...
     
  6. JamieLang

    JamieLang Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    My vinyl was always so noisy and it's such material to begin with-the noise was distracting....sold it off when I got the 192....they did a wonderful job on arguably my fave JB album ever.

    I got it from Pono....so, I can't vouch 100% that it's the same on HDT, but experience tells me usually it is.....
     
  7. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    PeterDoubt,

    The date stamp on the files I bought for Late is 6/28/14. I haven't played it for awhile. My memory is I really liked both the HDT Late & Hold On Hold Out. I've never seen hi-res of the first, 2nd or Pretender. I am curious to find out if the new Running on Empty is better than the dvd-a when it comes out. I think I read there is going to be a download option.

    From aprox 2011-2014 HDT had a section on the website called "Warner Flat Transfers" & I've never heard one I didn't like. The only bad Warner's I can remember from that period were 24 bit dl's taken from poorly mastered dvd-a's.

    My memory of all the early JB cd's is:
    1st gen Muddy
    2nd gen bright, screechy & LOUD.
    The 2nd gen were not marked remaster except on the cellophane, but there is a huge sonic difference which makes it pretty easy to tell. I've never done a DR comparison on them.

    I no longer own any on Elektra cd except the 1st 2. I own Pretender on DCC, Running on dvd-a, & the others through Lawyers In Love on 24 bit download.

    Many of the Warner "Flat Transfers" (from all of the artists in the series) have gone in and out of print over the years. There was a time or 2 when Late For the Sky was oop, & both Hold On & Lawyers are not currently offered on HDT.
     
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  8. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    The only Pono album I ever definitely noticed a huge difference on is the CSN debut. When it was available, the Pono remaster simply destroyed the 24 bit version that the other stores carried.
     
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  9. PeterDoubt

    PeterDoubt Active Member

    Well, my version says 2014, no date (that I can find). 192/24. I listened again and it’s just really muddy. No clarity at all. Played Willie’s Stardust and it’s night and day. Like taking cotton out of your ears. Using my Pono and my computer. Pretty sure I bought this on HDTRACKS.

    Thanks for all the input...
     
  10. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    May be different voicing on our systems.
     
  11. PeterDoubt

    PeterDoubt Active Member

    I don't think that's the difference. This is really a stark difference. I'll have to try to listen to another file, maybe mine's corrupted in some way...
     
  12. 10cc are on Bandcamp!??!

    Is this page legal?
    Did someone upload their own 10cc albums to Bandcamp?

    This looks suspect.
     
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  13. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    PSM & Qbuz have a 24 bit version of the Stills-Young band Long May You Run. HDT does not seem to be carrying it. At the time of writing, Onkyo, 7Digital & AS have not put up this week's releases yet. The 96/24 is much cheaper on Qobuz ($14) but PSM has a 192/24 version that Qobuz isn't carrying. I assume Neil supervised the mastering; if true I suspect it will be excellent.
     
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  14. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Location:
    Toulouse, France
    The name of the page is even "tribute to 10cc". No doubt this is illegal and in no way an official page.
     
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  15. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    I bought it from NYA. It is excellent, as has become the norm with his remasters
     
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  16. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    What's he charging?
     
  17. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    $11.61 if you are a subscriber
     
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  18. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    Thank you! As far as I can tell, non subscribers can only buy the cd from 2 stores Neil Links to. I'll probably get it from qovuz.
     
  19. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    NYA Download Store

    This is his download store. Prices are a bit higher for non subscribers
     
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  20. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    Thank you very much. The non subscriber price was almost double. I can see where a subscription could make sense for some fans; I'll likely get this from Qobuz for $14. I really do appreciate the information.
     
  21. buymeamercury

    buymeamercury Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Montreal
    Does anyone have or know the current discount code for HDTracks? I’m looking to buy the new Springsteen and if I can save a little money it helps with the conversion from $CAD to $USD.
     
  22. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    1 day (today only) 20% code is HDDAD20
     
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  23. buymeamercury

    buymeamercury Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Montreal
    Thanks!
     
  24. xj32

    xj32 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oak Creek, WI
    Just picked up the new Springsteen, the new Santana, and Neil Young's "Tuscaloosa" thanks to the sale.
     
  25. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Forum Resident

    I am thinking about the subscription to the Neil Young site; as the dl prices drop really low. Problem is, at this time there's only 2 I need.
     
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