Author Topic: [SELECTED SOUND] ST 115 - ON THE ROAD (BEST SOUNDING COPY YOU'LL EVER HAVE!)  (Read 972 times)

Porn Library

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Do you have the equalizer or volume normalization enabled in Spotify?

Nope, I turn that off cause it compresses the audio.

Porn Library

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Well to be honest, PL, I prefer your older remastered version, at least to my ears.

Really? lol I know I spent a ton of time on it when I did it and sounded great for the vinyl source, but I prefer tape sound if available. More dynamic range, low end and no inner groove wear down sound on the last tunes of each side. On this copy here, for me it was great hearing "Shiva" and "Daily blue" with full range and no wear down sound. Was like hearing them for the first time ever.

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I still can't express my opinion cause I don't have the chance to burn it on cd and listen to it on my home stereo yet, and the Mac here is not an adequate equipment.
But I would say I trust the opinion of a pro tech, like PL used to be.
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Oh, and in the meantime, many many thanks to Oliverino for providing so many upgrades on the ST series of Selected Sound!
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Thanks for all these, much appreciated!

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i do get what stackjackson is saying, cause the old remastered version definitely has a lovable sound, but after listening to both, this new one is the better sounding to me. the title track is so wide sounding it's amazing, sounds so big. this vinyl release always sounded a tad muddy to me, but then again i haven't played my vinyl copy in a while. but like the vinyl version of "130 Funky Eyes" already sounds amazing to me. anyway thanks for the upload, always love to hear a classic in a new light.

curious to hear the new version of "113 Season Opening" too, my copy has horrible distortion of the last a-side track "Everblue" (an amazing song).

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i do get what stackjackson is saying, cause the old remastered version definitely has a lovable sound, but after listening to both, this new one is the better sounding to me. the title track is so wide sounding it's amazing, sounds so big. this vinyl release always sounded a tad muddy to me, but then again i haven't played my vinyl copy in a while. but like the vinyl version of "130 Funky Eyes" already sounds amazing to me. anyway thanks for the upload, always love to hear a classic in a new light.

curious to hear the new version of "113 Season Opening" too, my copy has horrible distortion of the last a-side track "Everblue" (an amazing song).

I'll personally take a flat unprocessed original master tape transfer over vinyl any day. Although vinyl is loved by all, even with the best virgin vinyl pressed material, it will never be able to reproduce what was on the original mixdown tapes.

The tapes will have higher dynamic range, better lows and mids and general breathing space. When cutting the vinyl lacquer they always use what's called a limiter. This is in simple terms to adjust the frequencies for a stylus to be able to handle playing it. And in that you are losing lots of range.

Also, if not using virgin vinyl and using recycled vinyl (which was happening a lot in the 70's through the early 80's everywhere) you get that noticeable inner groove distortion as you near the end of the side. For library, Selected Sound had this issue on many LP's in the later part of the 70's from what i've noticed (like you pointed out about Berry Lipman's classic gem "Everblue", and on the original "On The Road" vinyl like I pointed out). Selected sound got better in the early 80's though with the vinyl pressings. But still could never match a master tape.

KPM, Valentino and Network are the only 3 libraries from the day that come to mind that were pretty consistent as having flawless vinyl pressings without the inner groove distortion at the end of sides.
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This is the first time I have downloaded any version "On The Road". I have heard portions on You Tube, but it appears this is a great time to experience the full LP. Thanks for taking the time to upload PL.