No no-noise on the remastered BBC album

6 Responses

  1. Mark says:

    Great news that they are substituting some inferior material with the newly surfaced superior sources. Sounds like they have put a lot of work into revamping this collection. Really looking forward to these two releases in November.

  2. maukel says:

    i think there will be noise reduction techniques anyway, the good thing is that those filters have been improved so much through all these years, so when they say no problem leaving a little of "hiss", before that there was a lot of noise removed, i guess.

  3. db says:

    Because there's musical info within that hiss/surface noise. The remastered Robert Johnson set from 2011 is a good example of why leaving in hiss benefits the recording.

    The Lennon Anthology (such as 'Dear John') could seriously do with un-nonoising.

  4. James Peet says:

    I see that are selling Live At The BBC triple vinyl, saying it's from this year.

  5. James Peet says:

    On the subject of vinyl – this is on sale on as well…

  6. SUPERSLEUTH says:

    Just listened to "On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2". Hard to be sure but sounds to me like some sort of NR used. Two telltale signs are lack of tape hiss where you'd expect there to be some, and exaggerated tape dropouts. On many tracks here the tape dropouts are very audible, especially on Ringo's cymbals. The original recordings would have been made on full track 1/4" tapes where you dont expect nearly that amount of dropout. There is also a great deal of tape distortion, suggesting another explanation. Possibly second or third generation copies were used for some tracks.

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