The New Queen release (LP box set and Rega "Queen" turntable)

Johnny Vinyl

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May 16, 2010
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I'm wondering if that is your comment to the article posted. If so, I can see you have no love of or for it.

I like Queen, but can take them or leave them, so this doesn't interest me regardless of the process used.
 

marty

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Apr 20, 2010
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Johnny,
Yes, it was my comment. The issue isn't necessarily Queen, but the idea of buying a fancy boxed set of LPs that were made from a digital mastering process.
Marty
 

XV-1

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May 24, 2010
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#4
Digital and coloured vinyl

I don't think so
 
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Johnny,
Yes, it was my comment. The issue isn't necessarily Queen, but the idea of buying a fancy boxed set of LPs that were made from a digital mastering process.
Marty
There were comments made more recently by Bob Ludwig explaining the reason for going to a digital master. In a nutshell, apparently the sheer amount of editing, "fixes" and EQ changes demanded by the Queen camp precluded doing it in the analogue domain. Personally I don't have a big problem when a 24 / 96 master is used for vinyl, so long as it is done on absolutely top-notch pro level equipment by someone who really knows what they are doing. I've bought a fair number of vinyl records in the last couple of years that are either derived from 24 / 96 masters that are themselves made from the original analogue tapes or from 24 / 176.4 (or 24 / 192) masters. They all sound great to me. I only have a real problem if the digital source is 16 bit and / or less than 88.2 KHz (and / or made using run-of-the-mill converters). Yes, all things being equal my fully analogue recordings are the best, but I'm not going to complain too loudly if the digitally sourced ones are cheaper. But if the price is the same as another remastering by a top-notch engineer using a fully-analogue process, then yes, I will hesitate (though not in this particular case).
 
Apr 3, 2010
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I'm with Marty... I'll wait for the hi-rez files. So Bob used Cedar Retouch?? ;)
What is your impression of them Bruce? Seems to me it is easier to identify the offending degradation in frequency domain/spectrum than not. Of course there is potential for huge damage in the wrong hands as with any restoration software (and for over correction).
 

Bruce B

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Apr 26, 2010
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What is your impression of them Bruce? Seems to me it is easier to identify the offending degradation in frequency domain/spectrum than not. Of course there is potential for huge damage in the wrong hands as with any restoration software (and for over correction).
I heard 2 of the albums and it was a waste of $$. Flat and 2-dimensional... just like the vinyl it was embedded in. Someone/thing in the chain was too heavy handed.
 
Apr 3, 2010
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I hear you. We have the same thing in video were heavy-handed noise reduction completely gets rid of the "film look," making it too clean and too soft. Lay person thinks it is better but for a videophile, it is death.
 

asiufy

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I like the previously available SACDs. They sound great, even through a good amount of tape hiss.
 

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