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This is very interesting Qobuz has a number of streamed Albums that have been mastered using this technique and very fine they sound too

essentially this technique removes flutter and wow a high signal audio is mixed onto the tape and then Plangent then analyses the variation and corrects for these such as caused by stretching of the tape

this was done for Greatful dead American beauty 50th anniversary edition much clearer than the previous remaster 

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I have to listen to that one on Qobuz then ;-)

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23 hours ago, Nrwatson said:

This is very interesting Qobuz has a number of streamed Albums that have been mastered using this technique and very fine they sound too

essentially this technique removes flutter and wow a high signal audio is mixed onto the tape and then Plangent then analyses the variation and corrects for these such as caused by stretching of the tape

this was done for Greatful dead American beauty 50th anniversary edition much clearer than the previous remaster 

Very interesting, and makes a lot of sense.

A lot of the old master tapes are degrading over time, and there is a race to save them, and extract as much digital information from them as possible, to preserve the music 

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I've been poking around on Qobuz and can't find a way to tell if the remastering is done using this "Plangent" method. How does one know?

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I have emailed them currently no way to know there was a review of this in latest absolute sounds

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Bruce Springsteen Unplugged
Springsteen "The Promise" box set title cut, Racing in the Streets demo.
Live At The Capitol Theater 1978
Live 2/8/77 Auditorium Theater Rochester, NewYork
1977 Albany
Nassau Coliseum, Agora Theatre, meadowlands on Nugs.net
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Neil Young Archives vol 1 (1963-1972)
Tim Buckley Live at the Folklore Cebter
Woody Guthrie "The Livewire"
Doc Watson Sugar Hill Anthology
Doc Watson Never The Same Way Once
Joan Baez "the Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" LP
Country Joe and the Fish "Feel Like I'm Fixin To Dis" LP
Allman Bros Fillmore East Feb 1970 (all Formats) (Owsley Foundation Release not the original GD release)
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady Before We Were Them (Hot Tuna Santa Rosa 6/28/69)
Doors Waiting For The Sun 50th Anniversary
Doors Soft Parade 50th Anniversary
Aretha Franklin Atlantic Singles Mono
Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea
Eroll Garner Musician
Dire Straits Love Over Gold
New Riders Of The Purple Sage Dawn of The New Riders of The Purple Sage Boxset
Association And Then Along Comes (2017 version not 2005 version) on HD Tracks
Association Renaissance on HD Tracks
Jerry Garcia Let It Rock 11/17, 18/75
Marcel Dupre The Mercury Living Presence Recordings
Queen Hammersmith, Budapest, Knebworth concert DVDs.
Rolling Stones Charlie Is My Darling Sountrack


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All GD 45 RPM 50th anniversary single releases (except possibly vol 1 and vol 2)
All 50th Anniversary CD releases (studio material only) to date (Grateful Dead, Anthem Of The Sun Aomoxoa)
Working Mans Dead 5oth Anniversary CD Release (studio and live material) Planned release in July 2020
Daves Picks 30 1/2/70 (possibly the 1/3/70 bonus disc as well)
Europe '72: The Complete Recordings– and subsequent compilation and single shows
Sunshine Daydream
Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings
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Giants Stadium 1987,1989,1991 CD Boxset (as well as Saint Of Circumstance Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ 6/17/1991 on Vinyl)
June 1976 CD Boxset
Live At The Cow Palace New Years Eve 1976 (CD and Vinyl)
May 1977 CD Boxset
May 1977 Get Shown The Light CD Boxset (as well as Cornell 5/8/1977 on Vinyl)
Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings
July 78: The Complete Recordings CD Boxset
Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 CD Boxset
Giants Stadium 1987,1989,1991 CD Boxset (as well as Saint Of Circumstance Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ 6/17/1991 on Vinyl)
30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965–1995 – partially, for the non-cassette and non-DAT tape shows – and subsequent compilation partially
Fillmore East 2/27/69 Vinyl
Fillmore East 2/28/69 Vinyl
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA 11/10/1967 Vinyl
Steal Your Face Vinyl (2018 Remaster)
Capitol Theater Passaic, NJ 4/25/77 Vinyl
Smiling On A Cloudy Day

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27 minutes ago, Nrwatson said:

Dire Straits Love Over Gold

This will do. Thank you.

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On 11/06/2021 at 17:14, Nrwatson said:

essentially this technique removes flutter and wow a high signal audio is mixed onto the tape and then Plangent then analyses the variation and corrects for these such as caused by stretching of the tape…

This was a new technique on me.  I wonder if it in any way resembles those surface noise removers, that could easily be ‘overdone’ and simply deaden the sound.  A lot of the modulation and warble with ‘rock’ music is surely part of the original way the instruments were played, especially on the guitar?

It may be apocryphal but I’d understood that many ageing master tapes these days are only playable for one take before they shed oxide or turn to goo.  I gather they can be baked in an attempt to stabilise the structure, but it seems like a lot of luck is involved.  Of course, there may be safety copies in relative abundance, but we naturally want to start with the originals wherever possible. 

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