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Ronald Prent/Darcy Proper great mixes

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Thought it might be good to have one spot to find out what the good mixes are more information about this great team.
I'm sure there are way more so keep updating this thread and I can add them to this first post.


Era - "The Mass" (Surround SACD),
Era - "The Very Best Of" (Surround SACD + DVD-V combo),
Guano Apes "Don't Give Me Names" (Surround SACD),
Guano Apes "Don't Give Me Names" (Surround SACD),
Herbert Grönemeyer-Mensch(Sacd 5.1)
Herbert Grönemeyer-12(cd\dvdV Dts 24/96)
Hooverphonic "No More Sweet Music" (5.1 DualDisc 2 x DVD combo),there might be a sacd of this as well
Kane - "So Glad You Made It" (Surround SACD),
Kane - "Fearless" (5.1 DualDisc),
Lori Lieberman-Bricks Against the Glass (Bluray 5.1)
Mando Diao-Aelita (Bluray 5.1,9.1)
Manowar "Warriors Of The World" (Surround SACD),
Simple Minds - "Once Upon A Time" (DVD-A 5.1),
Simple Minds - "New Gold Dream" (DVD-A 5.1).
The Scorpions - "Moment Of Glory" (Surround SACD)
Within Temptation-Black Symphony(BR 5.1 Concert)
 
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Its because of Adam(fredblue) that this thread is being started because he keeps posting great finds by this great surround team. I'm sure there are many more things we can piece together and I have found it a great help when going to Elliot Scheiner thread to find out his great mixes so thought we should have one for Ronald P. and Darcy P. as well.

I had no idea they were involved with this "Within Temptation-Black Symphony"

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun09/articles/wt.htm

While trying to find out more information about the german sacd that Adam just got called (herbert groenmeyer-Mensch), I am not sure yet but this might be one by them as well as I see that ronald prent worked on this album so if someone can confirm that would be great.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/12-Herbert-G...rds=b000mxotpc

Here's another good article I found talking about a few different mixers including Ronald Prent:

http://www.sonicscoop.com/tag/ronald-prent/
 
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Here are some pictures from my SACD "Herbert Grönemeyer - Mensch" mixed and mastered by Ronald Prent.

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I already wrote it in another thread: I bought this SACD on Ebay for 1€ because it was not described as SACD.
I saw the picture with the Super Jewel Case and asked the seller if SACD is mentioned on the backside.
Normally it`s out of print and expensive on Ebay.

5.1 Mix and sound quality are great. One of my favourite Surround Mixes. I am listening to it at the moment.
Just finished "In Absentia" DVD-A before and i like "Mensch" better!
 

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There is another 5.1 Mix from this german musician: "12" (Special Edition with DVD-V, DTS96/24)

More Infos in this link:
http://www.discogs.com/Herbert-Gr%C3%B6nemeyer-12-Special-Edition/release/1427612

Mixed by R. Prent, mastered by D. Proper.

I just bought this release for 7€ on Ebay and hope it will arrive soon for a listening session at the weekend.
Thankyou for confirming this as I have ordered this as well,will take a few weeks as coming from a seller in Germany.
I hope I can find a copy of Mensch as that is high praise saying you like it better than PT In Absentia as porcupine tree are one of my favorite's in 5.1.
 

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I was looking through my collection because i often read the name "Darcy Proper" in booklets:

Mastering credits:

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD - Stereo Program)
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (DVD-A - 5.1 and 24 bit stereo)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A - 5.1)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (DVD-A - 5.1)
R.E.M. - Document (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - New Adventures In HI-FI (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
 

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Good thread Peter, and lucky Matz on finding the Mensch for €1 :). Now that I am back from holidays I will send an email to Wisseloord to see if Ronald and Darcy would like to join QQ. i will keep you all informed.
 
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Good thread Peter, and lucky Matz on finding the Mensch for €1 :). Now that I am back from holidays I will send an email to Wisseloort to see if Ronald and Darcy would like to join QQ. i will keep you all informed.
We think alike, I sent them an email yesterday and got a reply from a Astrid Verhoeff(Office Manager) who said she would send my email to Ronald.

peter
 

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We think alike, I sent them an email yesterday and got a reply from a Astrid Verhoeff(Office Manager) who said she would send my email to Ronald.

peter
Great, thank you for that. Hopefully he likes to join us. I will not send my email then, it might looks a bit agressive when he gets several invitations.
 

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I was looking through my collection because i often read the name "Darcy Proper" in booklets:

Mastering credits:

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD - Stereo Program)
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (DVD-A - 5.1 and 24 bit stereo)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A - 5.1)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (DVD-A - 5.1)
R.E.M. - Document (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - New Adventures In HI-FI (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
Darcy Proper also mastered many SACDs for Sony, I will look through and see which ones I can find and post back here with details.
 
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Thought it might be good to have one spot to find out what the good mixes are more information about this great team.
I'm sure there are way more so keep updating this thread and I can add them to this first post.


Era - "The Mass" (Surround SACD),
Era - "The Very Best Of" (Surround SACD + DVD-V combo),
Guano Apes "Don't Give Me Names" (Surround SACD),*
Herbert Grönemeyer-Mench(Sacd 5.1)
Herbert Grönemeyer-12(cd\dvdV Dts 24/96)
Guano Apes "Don't Give Me Names" (Surround SACD),*
Hooverphonic "No More Sweet Music" (5.1 DualDisc 2 x DVD combo),*
Kane - "So Glad You Made It" (Surround SACD),*
Kane - "Fearless" (5.1 DualDisc),
Lori Lieberman-Bricks Against the Glass (Bluray 5.1)
Mando Diao-Aelita (Bluray 5.1,9.1)
Manowar "Warriors Of The World" (Surround SACD),
Simple Minds - "Once Upon A Time" (DVD-A 5.1),
Simple Minds - "New Gold Dream" (DVD-A 5.1).
The Scorpions - "Moment Of Glory" (Surround SACD)
Within Temptation-Black Symphony(BR 5.1 Concert)
Plenty of dynamics on them titles; stellar job! I wish Darcy would of mastered Soundgarden and Primus Blu rays.
 
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I was looking through my collection because i often read the name "Darcy Proper" in booklets:

Mastering credits:

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD - Stereo Program)
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (DVD-A - 5.1 and 24 bit stereo)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A - 5.1)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (DVD-A - 5.1)
R.E.M. - Document (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - New Adventures In HI-FI (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
SW should of used Darcy instead of Astley or the Pewtilator. The mastering on Opeth's Heritage and Jethro Tull titles is not great.
 

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I was looking through my collection because i often read the name "Darcy Proper" in booklets:

Mastering credits:

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD - Stereo Program)
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (DVD-A - 5.1 and 24 bit stereo)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A - 5.1)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (DVD-A - 5.1)
R.E.M. - Document (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - New Adventures In HI-FI (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
She spent many years at Sony, including the time during the SACD launch. So you'll find her name in the credits of many Sony Music SACDs as well.
 

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I was looking through my collection because i often read the name "Darcy Proper" in booklets:

Mastering credits:

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard (SACD - Stereo Program)
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (DVD-A - 5.1 and 24 bit stereo)
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (DVD-A - 5.1)
Porcupine Tree - The Incident (DVD-A - 5.1)
R.E.M. - Document (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - New Adventures In HI-FI (DVD-A - 5.1 and Stereo)
A few additions:
R.E.M. - UP (DVD-A 5.1 and Stereo)
R.E.M. - Monster (DVD-A 5.1 and Stereo)
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (BDA 5.1)
 

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Pictures from my new CD/DVD-V "Herbert Grönemeyer - 12" (DTS96/24).
Mixed by R. Prent, mastered by D. Proper.
After next weekend i can tell you my opinion about mix and sound quality.

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Yesterday i bought the Blu-Ray "AC/DC - Live at Donington".
Mastered by D. Proper.

I am a big AC/DC-Fan since 1993. I already have DVD`s from concerts i visited myself (Munich 2001 & 2003), the "No Bull"-DVD with a concert from 1996 and the Blu-Ray "Let there be rock" (Paris 1979). I don`t like the sound of any of this releases. Now i hope that Darcy Proper got it right on this Blu-Ray.

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I will write my opinion soon, also had no time to listen to it yet.
 
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