lukpac wrote:The echo thing just bugs me.
Really? I couldn't tell from your posts.
Less echo because the EQ and COMPRESSED LP CUTTING MASTER was bypassed and the flat tape was used. Yes, it has 'verb on it, of course, but nothing like the British cutting reel...
The UK Parlophone stereos were cut from a "limited and equalized" tape dub and sounds much more compressed and thin. The radical compression really makes the echo stand out more. The German "Die Beatles", etc. use a flat tape copy made from the original Parlophone twin-tracks without EQ and compression (except of course for the LOVE ME DO and P.S. I LOVE YOU turkeys). It sounds much better. Trust me on this. First time I heard "I Saw Her Standing There" on it it my jaw fell open..
lukpac wrote:The reason they jumped on you about it being a 'fold down' is the actual mono edit/mix of the title track was used, rather than the stereo edit/mix. That and the mono masters were prepared by using the session tapes, rather than the stereo mix tapes.
lukpac wrote:He had to have re-EQ'd one or the other then, as the EQ is totally different.
lukpac wrote:Listening to Rubber Soul now. At this point in the game I wouldn't call it a revelation, but it's quite good. A bit thin next to my German LP, but pretty good on its own. The source certainly seems to be good - hiss isn't excessive, and I haven't noticed any dropouts or other tape flaws.
rivero wrote:Nowhere Man has a few glitches in the left channel (at 0:32, 0:41 and 1:05). Maybe that's what convinced GM to remix it??
Tom Stroud wrote:Ted Jensen's Early Beatles. Check out Twist And Shout for some *extreme* compression. Look at the waveform and it's peaking at 100% almost all the time. Listen to the right channel only - the intro - and you're hearing the vocal mic leakage *really loud*. Then feel the smack at "Well shake it up baby now".....! Some really heavy processing. If you want a really dynamic version from tape there's no way you'll find it here.