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Offline ozmillsy

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 09:10:42 PM »
I tried the Faulkner downsampler,   I found it "edgy" and unnatural.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 10:23:00 PM »
 
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One option that may well be worth trying is:

a) Use Saracon to go DSD -> 176.4
b) Use Faulkner averaging algorithm to go 176.4 -> 44.1

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Or to keep on topic, forget about the digital altogether and make some decent tapes  ;D

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 07:23:23 PM »

Or to keep on topic, forget about the digital altogether and make some decent tapes  ;D
Some are poor cd's will do :-[ :-[
still discovering the link between electronics and audio reproduction.so much to learn and so little time

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2013, 01:45:04 PM »

Sent Yarlung an email. We what new releases of your master Tapes. This is the reply




Dear Steven,


Thanks so much for your note and for your enthusiasm. I really appreciate it. I am in Europe at the moment, meeting with our various distributors. I have an appointment with our Australian distributor, in fact, at the end of the month. But the tapes will always be available directly, as I have to make them 1 to 1 myself.

We do in fact have plans for future tape releases, and they should be out before the end of the year. I am looking for sponsorship so we can keep the prices low. I know they cost a fortune, but I think they add up to about $3 an hour, after the cost of the stock. And that is US dollars, not Australian which would be a bit better!

Sincerely and best wishes, and thanks again for your note.

Bob.
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Re: R2R music
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2013, 10:35:21 AM »
$3 per hour production costs,  for master tape quality.    I love Yarlung,  and will continue to buy their tapes direct.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2013, 11:29:52 AM »
Can't agree more. We need to send email to Yarlung like Steve to encourage and support them.
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Re: R2R music
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2013, 07:54:40 PM »
http://www.mastertapesoundlab.com/MasterTapeSoundLab/Welcome.html


Am aware these are available. Have already had contact with Tudor and have brought some A80 parts from him.
Will check out some tapes in the near future.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2013, 05:47:42 PM »
Some more brilliant stuff from the guru. I ordered mine immediately upon receiving the email from Yarlung records. Just the best. If there is better, show me.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2013, 08:29:04 PM »
Last night I listened to 1 tape from the latest Yarlung set over at SV's - Suryodaya

http://www.yarlungrecords.com/analog.html#a1

SQ is simply amazing.   The music is kinda alternative classical,  I really liked it.

The SQ quality of the Yarlung recordings is 2nd to none. IMO

I'll be ordering my set shortly, when funds permit.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2013, 08:19:52 AM »
Yarlungs Set2 ordered, I cant wait to get them !   :D
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Re: R2R music
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2013, 06:48:26 PM »

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2013, 09:02:35 AM »
I'll pickup a couple, and provide feedback.  

Clare Fischer, Extension, 1963
Per Henrik Wallin, 4th Balcony Jump, 1983

I've given them 2 chances to win me over.   If they're close to Yarlung quality, I'll buy more.    Yarlung might be a high bar,  but they deserve to be the yardstick by which others are measured (and also, the Yarlungs are more affordable).
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2013, 11:23:45 AM »
I've changed my order,   I contacted Jonathan Horwich,  and asked him for a recommendation on the tapes he considered were sonically the best of his best.    

He recommended these,  which I have ordered.

1. Ravi Shankar no question as to music and audio.
2. Jazz - Josh Berman Trio.  Retro/avant Chicago jazz with sonics to die.  
3. Jeremy Kahn Duets - very lovely piano and tenor duets of standards.  Two mics only so you get the big open sound.  

I also ordered a 4th tape,  which is 1 of his Jazz favourites,  which is supposed to be great musically,  but the sonics not quite as good as the above.

We'll see.   I cant wait to try them.
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2014, 07:15:26 PM »

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2014, 07:42:15 PM »
What a fantastic renaissance !! :)
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Re: R2R music
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2014, 12:28:28 AM »
Master tapes galore.
http://www.mastertapesoundlab.com/MasterTapeSoundLab/Welcome.html
Groove Note Records http://www.elusivedisc.com/Groove-Note/products/346/
 International Phonographic http://internationalphonographinc.com/
 Master Tape Sound Lab http://mastertapesoundlab.com/Master...Catalogue.html
 Opus 3 Records http://www.opus3records.com/
 Premonition Records http://www.premonitionrecords.com
 Quinton Records http://www.quintonrecords.com/index.php?id=34&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3&cHash=ac39e937f31df6cfd0a0f18e2a400251
 The Tape Project http://www.tapeproject.com/
 Ultra Analogue Recordings http://ultraanaloguerecordings.com/home
 Yarlung Records http://www.yarlungrecords.com/analog.html#a1
Some links don't work but its an old list, search Google and ye shall find

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2015, 12:49:18 AM »
 Great, It looks like there are lot of new players in the tape reissue and master tape copy market, I what them but the problem the US Dollars is very high. Still i will buy what i like. Check out the new labels here.

 http://positive-feedback.com/reviews/music-reviews/the-reel-deal-dealing-with-tape-overload-2/

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2016, 03:47:29 PM »
Some nice tapes here, but i wound like to hear first before buying.

http://www.openreelrecords.com/

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Re: R2R music
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2016, 09:10:12 AM »
Hey guys,   I am still active in the reel to reel space,  not massively so,  but I still do splash on some tapes from time to time.

I have personally struggled with the price tag of some tapes,  and avoided big ticket items,  because I have been unable to justify to myself the outlay vs return equation on alot of tapes that are out there.   Especially Tape Project tapes,  at U$450ea retail.   Ouch !!!  >:(

But I recently came across some TP tapes available 2nd hand,  and I couldnt resist.  I just had to hear for myself, what these original master tapes sounded like,  and wanted to have some in my library.

They've just arrived.   And let me say, that the production quality in terms of packaging is 2nd to none.  Awe inspiring, they've really done it well,  and better than any other company I have purchased original tapes from. 

Things I like...   
* Heavy leather like boxes
* Gold embossing
* Every title has an individual serial number
* Every tape has the serial number printed on it.
* Well produced artwork
* Liner notes, that are custom produced and tailored to the tape project release

I havent listened yet.   I am waiting for a special occasion, the right night,  where I will relax with a bottle of red, and immerse myself in 1 or 2 of these titles.

Debbie, serial #017.     That is 1 of my favourite jazz titles, and it alone makes me feel wonderful about this purchase !   :)

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I reckon owning at least 1 of these titles, is a very nice thing in any R2R collection, if it can be afforded.   I notice they are taking orders on most titles, that were previously considered out of production.  Which is a good thing.   :)
It's all about the music,, not the equipment.