2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Apr 23, 2013
- Central Illinois
No. It varies a lot from mix to mix, but Giles certainly put a lot of time into this. I listened to a bunch of the mixes in Adobe Audition last night (isolating individual channels), and many of the songs have real (if not terribly adventurous) five channel mixes. For example, listen to Let it Be: you'll hear choral background vocals (and other parts) in the surrounds. You'll also hear a fair amount of reverb. Some of the mixes are decent, but some are hopeless, as the input tapes are substandard (e.g., From Me to You, Words of Love).To anyone in the group:
Are the surround channels strictly reverb? ..Or do some occasional (truly discrete pieces) ever make their way into the surrounds?
IMO, the stereo mixes of the studio tracks on the BluRays are the best and cleanest that I have ever heard except for Get Back on BluRay 1. For some reason, it does not sound nearly as good as the 2009 stereo remaster. However, version 2 of Get Back on BluRay 2 is nice and clean. I enhanced the music to 7.1 using DPLIIx and Logic7 and I was really pleased with the results. Other than Get Back version1, these stereo studio tracks on the BluRays are my go-to versions. Hope this helps.I was very excited when word came out that this was going to released, but like they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The poor surround issue is just one of many lost opportunities in the surround world. But the point Jon is making here is quite valid. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the stereo audio contained on this the highest resolution possible at this point in time. The stereo was remixed as well on this. Correct? At one point in my life, a better sounding Beatles re-issue would have been a big deal. Can someone try to describe the quality of the stereo content by comparing it to the most recent stereo re-masters series? I hope asking about the stereo fidelity isn't blasphemy here... but inquiring minds want to know ....before deciding where to spend my hard earned 5.1 dollars.
The lower the DR number, the more compressed. An 8 is listed as just above "bad" by the website.Is that good or bad?
There are stereo mixes on the DVD/Blu-Ray, but they're of the soundtracks to the videos, which are not (always) the same versions present on the CD. Also they're not designed to be listened to as a continuous experience, but individually: the transitions are choppy. The CD contains new stero mixes of canonical studio version, sequenced to be listened to from start to finish.No stereo on the DVD? How is that possible?
I don't think you come across well in your reaction to my post on the other thread.I think you are misreading my intentions....I'm not being mean spirited at all..at least that is not my intention...no more than your playful expressions on here about a variety of topics...c'mon Adam...
Nobody is going to flame you...just remember to actually vote on the poll above...Wow only 10 people so far voting in the poll.
I know a LOT more than than that on this forum bought it.
I guess I'm going to buck the mainstream opinion on Beatles 1 because I'm very happy with it.
At the announcement I was kind of quizzical about it being based on videos but the content convinced me.
I bought the CD\2 BD set and wonder why people would consider anything else.
I've listened to the stereo mixes twice and the 5.1 once.
I find the 5.1 to be excellent. Nice life-sized soundstage that fills my room.
The fidelity is awesome and again a tribute to everyone who created them.
One only has to compare Beatle recordings with their contemporaries like The Stones and the difference is stark.
The only track I found distracting was the boosted LFE on Ticket To Ride. Way too hot.
None of the others mentioned here seemed blown out at all.
The 2nd disc is especially good with the live tracks really standing out and showing how good The Beatles could be as a live band.
I'm going to give this a 10. The hot LFE on 1 track isn't going to drive me crazy and I'm not going to bother changing the trim
Video quality - 9 to 10. Obviously some are better than others but that is source dependent and overall they're excellent.
Sound Quality - 10. Same as above. When it's good it's brilliant.
2.0 - 9. They are a bit hot but not overly so and it is very nice to hear the stereo mixes properly balanced instead of the fake stereo on the originals.
5.1 - 10. Surely not as immersive as Love but that was not the intent of the producers. I think they did fine job and we don't have to endure the mashup shit except on TNK\WYWY.
That really is my biggest complaint on this release. Why in the world they didn't do a discrete version of TNK mystifies me.
It's such a great song. The driving rhythm section is fantastic.
Ok, let the flaming arrows fly.