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My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)
2014-05-02, 13:08
Post: #31
RE: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)
I have the Old man and the Sea and the After Silence downloads, very impressive sounding albums, and the music not to forget is very enjoyable. The Batik album; The Old Man and the Sea is my favorite, a concept album, I have not seen that in a long time, very well done, and reading the book along with the recording is fun!

I will try to find the time to make a list with a description of my 20 best sounding albums, but The old Man and the Sea will be high on the list.

(2014-04-22 19:57)Kef Wrote:  
(2014-04-12 00:10)24bit Wrote:  
(2014-04-02 16:30)Kef Wrote:  Hey... Sound Liaison are having 25% discount on full albums this whole month.
And curiously enough they have the ''Thousand Shades of Blue'' album available as a Flac file for 12 euro's full album, next to the Wav file for 15 euro, full album.
I thought that their philosophy was no conversion of any kind ...?
Are they starting to give in to commercial pressure ?
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:(What's wrong with Flac?

The new Batik album from that label is magnificent.
Maybe the best Sound Liaison download so far.
And with the inclusion of ECM recording artist Wolfert Brederode the label has gotten a significant composer on board as well.
Quote:The 9 pieces of music were performed live in the studio in front of a select audience.The musicians were placed in front of a stereo pair of microphones with additional spot microphones on each instrument. The musicians were playing without headphones, the reason being that we believe that when we get the musicians to play together in the same room, without headphones, it creates a number of musical and technical benefits:

As they are not ''separated'' by the headphones, the musicians, in order to hear each other are forced to create a natural and musical balance, a balance which is then easily captured by the main stereo pair of microphones. Because of the natural and musical balance the need for compression to control levels is no longer necessary. Since everybody is in the same room, the boxed sound which is so common in many modern recordings is absent and the sound of the room helps ''glue'' the sound of the recording.
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2014-05-09, 20:02
Post: #32
RE: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)
I love this album, I think that Mr.Porter is the best thing that has happened to Jazz in this decade. Innovation combined with respect for the past.
Only criticism that I have, is that I think that the dynamic range of the album is limited or am I wrong? Did somebody measure the album?
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2014-05-09, 20:30
Post: #33
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Listening to it right now, on vinyl. Sounds rather good to me.

LP12 + Akurate stuff.
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2014-05-09, 23:19
Post: #34
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(2014-05-09 20:30)Mark57 Wrote:  Listening to it right now, on vinyl. Sounds rather good to me.
Well to me too, it is great music.
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2014-05-14, 02:24
Post: #35
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Wynton & Eric should have made my list, it's a marvelous album. Placement and depth.

Check out 44 !

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2014-05-16, 16:32
Post: #36
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(2014-04-23 17:37)Kef Wrote:  [Image: 2hughmg1.jpg]

Hugh Masekela Hope

This is one great sounding album!
Just got the CD, 16/44, but it has depth, placement and seems to me very good dynamic range as well.
Highly recommended!

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2014-05-23, 14:45 (This post was last modified: 2014-05-23 14:46 by 24bit.)
Post: #37
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Quote:I have a FLAC copy, and the sound quality is stunning. One of the best demo albums I can think of for sound quality.

hi Paul, where did you get your flac? Or is this album only available on DVD?



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2014-06-03, 19:26
Post: #38
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Here is another great video with one of the artist from your list;




completely different version,much faster, but very well done.
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2014-06-03, 22:10
Post: #39
RE: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)
(2014-05-09 20:02)24bit Wrote:  Only criticism that I have, is that I think that the dynamic range of the album is limited or am I wrong? Did somebody measure the album?

Hi 24bit

I'd love the Gregory Porter "Liquid Spirit" album in Studio Master but your comments have made me think twice!

Looking for some advice?

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2014-06-03, 23:24
Post: #40
RE: My 20 best SOUNDING album's, (all formats)
Save your cash. There's waaay more digital clipping on the hi-res version. Why the mastering engineers can't be suspended by their testicles for this crime is still a travesty.

Analyzed: Gregory Porter / Liquid Spirit
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.50 dB -12.31 dB 3:56 01-No Love Dying
DR9 0.00 dB -10.52 dB 3:36 02-Liquid Spirit
DR8 -0.20 dB -11.43 dB 3:11 03-Lonesome Lover
DR12 -0.52 dB -14.65 dB 3:33 04-Water Under Bridges
DR9 -0.51 dB -12.20 dB 3:19 05-Hey Laura
DR8 -0.26 dB -10.38 dB 3:45 06-Musical Genocide
DR11 -0.52 dB -15.81 dB 4:10 07-Wolfcry
DR9 -0.23 dB -10.87 dB 5:01 08-Free
DR10 -0.46 dB -12.43 dB 4:17 09-Brown Grass
DR9 -0.51 dB -11.48 dB 3:24 10-Wind Song
DR10 -0.11 dB -11.00 dB 3:37 11-The In Crowd
DR9 -0.39 dB -10.73 dB 4:50 12-Movin'
DR11 -0.51 dB -15.07 dB 6:53 13-When Love Was King
DR9 -0.10 dB -13.53 dB 7:49 14-I Fall in Love Too Easily
DR12 -0.38 dB -16.04 dB 3:23 15-Time Is Ticking
DR12 -0.52 dB -16.78 dB 4:43 16-Water Under Bridges (Rubato Version)
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR10
Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16

Analyzed: Gregory Porter / Liquid Spirit
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 0.00 dB -12.46 dB 3:57 01-No Love Dying
DR9 0.00 dB -10.73 dB 3:36 02-Liquid Spirit
DR9 -0.06 dB -11.58 dB 3:11 03-Lonesome Lover
DR12 -0.48 dB -14.80 dB 3:33 04-Water Under Bridges
DR10 -0.37 dB -12.35 dB 3:19 05-Hey Laura
DR8 0.00 dB -10.58 dB 3:46 06-Musical Genocide
DR12 -0.46 dB -15.95 dB 4:10 07-Wolfcry
DR9 0.00 dB -11.02 dB 5:01 08-Free
DR10 -0.15 dB -12.57 dB 4:17 09-Brown Grass
DR9 0.00 dB -11.63 dB 3:24 10-Wind Song
DR10 0.00 dB -11.15 dB 3:37 11-The "In" Crowd
DR9 -0.19 dB -10.87 dB 4:50 12-Movin'
DR12 0.00 dB -15.22 dB 6:53 13-When Love Was King
DR9 -0.31 dB -13.71 dB 7:49 14-I Fall In Love Too Easily
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Number of tracks: 14
Official DR value: DR10
Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
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