- May 30, 2017
- CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL)
Apparently there's some kind of message encoded also-Since dreams comes true... maybe D-V can do a first fully-dicrete digital release of The Bermuda Triangle as a 5 channel SACD
This album is different from my others in that the master was recorded onto five tracks. Ideally, it should be heard through five speakers, four in the conventional rectangle and the fifth suspended above the center - thus a sonic pyramid. Although it is impossible to encode this onto a phonograph record, as much as possible of the five-channel effect has been incorporated into standard discs through the help of the engineering staff of Japan Victor.
Tomita - The Bermuda Triangle
A Coded Message
Each side of this record contains coded data in the form of certain sound effects. The message can be recovered if the electrical signal from the record is interfaced with the input of a micro computer programmed to the TARBEL System.
- Isao Tomita
I received the CD-4 of this one from @Sonik Wiz and it sounds great. I didn't entirely trust my CD-4 capabilities so I sent it off to @Bob Romano for a great conversion using the Ortofon CD4 system.
I'm now wondering with this 5TH channel info, if you have to get just the right balance between the channels, the right EQ and probably 4 matched speakers; then that would show up as a kind of Phantom upper middle. If we knew what notes / passages were using that 5TH we could fine tune it. Or is it just ambience from the rest of the speakers?
There're supposedly interior images, text, whatever, on the inside of the cover. But getting the tight OBI off and cutting open the cover was something I wasn't prepared to do.
If anyone has photos of the cover interior, I'd like to see those.