- Mar 2, 2002
I'm not ready to do a write up yet, or vote, but the vocals in the center channel are varied throughout the disc. One some songs, the vocal is only in the center. For others, it shares the 3 fronts, others it's everywhere. Also, there is one song where the vocal is NOT in the center at all (except for a faint echo). The mix is quite diverse.OK... I really like this, but I can't go with a perfect 10. This is a Nathaniel Kunkel surround mix, and although I thoroughly believe he hit a home run as far as the rear channels go, I find myself disagreeing with his tendency to emphasize vocals into the center channel. It's not horrible sounding, though, since he also let's the vocals somewhat bleed over into the left/right channels. And, admittedly, the speaker placement in my setup (and the center speaker, itself) aren't exactly ideally suited for such mixes. I don't know if I can blame my negative feelings (about vocals in center channels) entirely on my speaker setup or if I just come across a dislike for it naturally. I don't think my setup is horrible, but I've never heard a real kickass system with an ideally chosen and placed center speaker for comparison. So I guess what I'm saying is that, going with my system I give it an 8. However, since I know other peoples mileage might vary, so to speak, it wouldn't surprise me if we end up seeing a lot of 10s.
I really really REALLY enjoyed looking at all of Nash's photographs. This DVD-Audio probably has the best selection of photographs to view out of any that I've ever seen.
I hadn't checked up close every single track, but on all the ones that I did check it was vocal mostly in the center channel with a little bit in the left/right. In the past, with similar mixes, I've tried to lower the center channel levels to help reduce the emphasis on the center, but this adjustment never could quite help enough for my satisfaction.One some songs, the vocal is only in the center. For others, it shares the 3 fronts, others it's everywhere. Also, there is one song where the vocal is NOT in the center at all (except for a faint echo).
I have the Pioneer 563 as well, but haven't bought this disk yet. I know a couple years ago I obtained a new firmware for the Pioneer and it cured all the problematic disks which now all play. If you need the firmware send me a PM with your email and I'll send it to you.hi Jon, i have a problem with the disk, it will not play on my Pioneer 563 player , and on my Toshiba will only play the 1st song, then nothing, the player gets hung up???? can't play this disk at all too bad, does someone else have any problems with this disk????? thanks Gerardo
Gerado,hi Jon, i have a problem with the disk, it will not play on my Pioneer 563 player , and on my Toshiba will only play the 1st song, then nothing, the player gets hung up???? can't play this disk at all too bad, does someone else have any problems with this disk????? thanks Gerardo
So the original didn't have the guitar? Very interesting. I've listened to the CD that came with the DVD-A and the strumming sounds very naturally placed to me, like it would be naked without it. But if that's not the way it was originally, I guess I can understand some disappointment....I personally don't like the acoustic guitar on chicago, it wasn't mixed in at all on the original...I'm used to the original version of just organ , drums and bass.................
Yes I will play the dvda in surround again but only because the original wasn't a quad release....but for 2 channel it's the original cd or lp for me.