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Audible distortions in Track 21 :-(

André
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Audible distortions in Track 21 :-(   Thursday, July 3, 2003 (2:51 p.m.) 

Hi!

I bought this CD from Play.com a week ago and finally got it today...but when I played it in my CD-player, I could hear distortions in track 21 (Sinbad Returns and Eris Pays Up) between 03:51 and 04:29. They were specially noticeable when the orchestra performed the most powerful parts of the theme. I was so disappointed when I heard this, because I feel it ruined a lot of my listening experience at that point. At first, I thought it was something about my speakers or cd-player, but I also tested it in the CD-ROM drive in my computer and used headphones. Same thing there.

Anyone who have noticed the same?

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Re: Audible distortions in Track 21 :-(   Thursday, July 3, 2003 (5:33 p.m.) 

> Hi!

> I bought this CD from Play.com a week ago and finally got it today...but
> when I played it in my CD-player, I could hear distortions in track 21
> (Sinbad Returns and Eris Pays Up) between 03:51 and 04:29. They were
> specially noticeable when the orchestra performed the most powerful parts
> of the theme. I was so disappointed when I heard this, because I
> feel it ruined a lot of my listening experience at that point. At first, I
> thought it was something about my speakers or cd-player, but I also tested
> it in the CD-ROM drive in my computer and used headphones. Same thing
> there.

> Anyone who have noticed the same?

andre, ask for an exchange, mine sounds perfect and so does the majority of the ppl i asked.

good luck


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Re: Audible distortions in Track 21 :-(   Saturday, July 5, 2003 (4:37 a.m.) 

> andre, ask for an exchange, mine sounds perfect and so does the majority
> of the ppl i asked.

> good luck

That's weird...I downloaded the same track from a file-sharing network to compare, and I could hear the same distortions in the track I downloaded! This means I'm not the only who've been unlucky.

I also discovered that it was the right channel which contained bad sound. When I switched over to the left channel it sounded perfect. But I want to hear the music in full stereo, though.

After listening through the CD once more, I noticed the same type of distortion in several tracks! Especially in cues where the music reaches a high sound level.

Please folks...let me know if your CD suffers from the same distortions as mine! Listen carefully to Track 21 between 04:15 and 04:29, also try to switch over to the right channel for another listen (you should hear it better here if your track/cd is affected to this issue).

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André
Re: Audible distortions in Track 21 :-(   Monday, July 14, 2003 (8:13 p.m.) 

Mine works perfectly too...not a single distortion in the entire CD. My stereo system is fairly HQ so Id actually be surprised if there was an audible distortion that im somehow missing...

Awesome recording by the way. The sheer power of the themes is right up there with Vangelis' epic Mythodea.

> That's weird...I downloaded the same track from a file-sharing network to
> compare, and I could hear the same distortions in the track I downloaded!
> This means I'm not the only who've been unlucky.

> I also discovered that it was the right channel which contained bad sound.
> When I switched over to the left channel it sounded perfect. But I want to
> hear the music in full stereo, though.

> After listening through the CD once more, I noticed the same type of
> distortion in several tracks! Especially in cues where the music reaches a
> high sound level.

> Please folks...let me know if your CD suffers from the same distortions as
> mine! Listen carefully to Track 21 between 04:15 and 04:29, also try to
> switch over to the right channel for another listen (you should hear it
> better here if your track/cd is affected to this issue).


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Answers from the horses mouth   Monday, July 7, 2003 (8:52 p.m.) 

Once I got a legit copy of the CD I noticed the same thing. What makes me different is I’m a recording engineer So I email the remastering copy for their comments towards this accusation and the transaction is as followed:
My Email:
"Recently you mastered the film score Sinbad-Legend of the Seven Seas. Many people including myself have been noticing distortion primarily in the right channel through more powerful sections of the score. Specifically, a considerable amount of digital distortion was noticed on track 21 between 3:51-4:29. This would be a rare occasion for Abbey Road to overrun levels, and although I’m only a student majoring in recording, my guess is it was during the remastering phase (as normalization is applied). Although at some parts it sounds like one microphone somewhere around the brass or maybe cellos was overdriven. I am curious though to find out (as well as others) to what happened and any insight would be helpful (public or not). If it was Abbey Road that faltered please let me know and I will contact them.
If you are curious to who else has been noticing, the film score enthusiast page www.filmtracks.com has comments posted at http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/sinbad/index.cgi?read=16 ."
Their Reply:
"There was an ever so slight amount of distortion on the files that we received to master from and after requesting a second set we completed the project to the satisfaction of the composer. It was mixed in pro tools I believe. When you eq in mastering everything is eq'd including distortion unfortunately. Thanks for your input. DNA "
I emailed Abbey Road Studios in London, one of many I have sent with no responce. If I do get one I will post, but I don't have much hope. From the web site, the engineer for Sinbad is not normally on the Abbey Road recording staff, so maybe it was just a one time thing.


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