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Stranger09DonatedPosted at 2024-06-23 17:42:32(5 hrs ago) (Bowie General / Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!)

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[/quote]  when I have some down time, I will give it a go, and see if I can breathe some air into the sound. [/quote]

Yep, it's nice to do, though needs time set aside. I spent half a day or so yesterday while I listened to other music - I find doing the saving is best to when I'm not playing music/doing anything that uses a lot of pc resources is good - loading up the entire box set gradually, and disc by disc, doing my gain reductions and high pass filtering. Glad I did, makes the listening far more easay going.

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PortlandbillPosted at 2024-06-23 19:13:00(3 hrs ago) (Bowie General / Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!)

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It's good to read everyone's ideas and perceptions of this latest release of material. If it was material of a high quality and standard many of us wouldn't be tinkering with the recordings to make it sound better to our ears. Maybe it's time to make a stand and give it  a miss.


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Stranger09DonatedPosted at 2024-06-23 19:32:45(3 hrs ago) (Bowie General / Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!)

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People can indeed do what they like, given the cost of the box. While I still believe in this box - the books and presentation, and material, while needing tinkering make it all worthwhile for me personally.

However, to be pedantic / correct, it's not the standard or even roughness of a small portion of the music that means it needs 'rescuing' - it's Parlophone's and/or Bowie's manager's insistence of using compression on music for CD releases over a decade after the 'Loudness War' ended.

I feel if more people make clear online that loudness is not welcome on CDs (yes, I know some do welcome it :( ), the message *might* get through to the powers that be that those who still welcome a big compressed sound on CDs can simply turn the bass and volume up on their own equipment, rather than people having to undo the damage done by that sort of treatment on the music themselves.

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