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#224336 - 10/07/08 05:49 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: tomtuttle]
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Death Magnetic on the Audiobytes at work.

My coworker needs to be out of town more often.
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#224337 - 10/07/08 05:59 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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Get him fired.
Say he stole the other 3 speakers from your 5.1 Audiobyte system.
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#224338 - 10/07/08 06:01 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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Ken,
What do you think of the new Metallica cd?
I haven't had time to get to a store to purchase it.
A friend of mine say's it's defintely worth buying.
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#224341 - 10/07/08 06:06 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Rock_Head]
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I'm liking it a lot. This is my first real listen. It's supposed to be the GH3 version (I did buy the album, but I don't know that the disc will ever actually get used). The music's quite good, but the mastering still leaves something to be desired.
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#224345 - 10/07/08 06:31 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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Death Magnetic, in my opinion, is an awsome album, brings me back to the good old days of Master and Justice..except for the super mega compressed dynamic range and over amplified to the point of clipping sound production.

I have a solution. I got the GH3 version, brought it in Adobe Soundbooth, added some gain and tweaked the EQ to a point where it sounds as it should have in the first place. Not overly loud, but loud enough, with all the dynamic range and a slight manual boost in around 65hz, 1K and 16K.

Now I can enjoy the songs, as well as the sound..

Sweet..

Cheers, Riker

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#224351 - 10/07/08 06:50 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Riker]
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I may have to try that with my GH3 copies. Thanks for the tip!
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#224353 - 10/07/08 07:02 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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I seem to kind of like Evanescence. I totally missed them the first time around. Typical. And older Nickelback.

I am SO unhip.
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#224355 - 10/07/08 07:16 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Riker]
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The $0.99 question is why didn't they master the cd correctly the first time around? With today's technology you would assume that turning out crappy recordings should be easy to avoid. Maybe Metallica's hearing is shot or they haven't heard their music on Axioms? \:\)

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#224356 - 10/07/08 07:17 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Rock_Head]
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God only knows.
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#224357 - 10/07/08 07:26 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Ken.C]
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Actually,from what I have been reading, Metallica was not present, nor did they ever hear, the final mastered version. When they were done, it was not has " hot " .

Also, one of the mastering engineers has been quoted as saying " I'm not proud of being associated with this release"

After a major internet backlash by fans on the production quality, Lars finaly chimed in.. basicaly saying " I think it's fine, and so does 98% of people we asked, and it sounds great in my car" .. Ya, Lars, get your ears checked buddy.. this album distorts heavily, clips, is so compressed that it's like listening to a 128bit MP3 that's overdriven..

My custom version sounds like the album should have sounded like. At least I'm happy with the sound, and I'm sure many others will do the same, Metallica has stated they will NOT remaster the album.
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