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The Book Of Souls sounds so much better on vinyl (Videos)

Discussion in 'The Book of Souls' started by Earendil Ancient Mariner, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Finally The Book Of Souls arrived in Mexico... I just did these videos showing the audio and definitely the audio of the vinyl is a huge improvement over the CD, it's clearer and less muddy, even with youtube compression...

    Edit: The videos were taken down by youtube... but I just uploaded them on Vimeo

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
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  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Some of the guitar in the final chorus(es) of Eternity is much clearer. It sounded very understated on the CD.
  3. Meliegree

    Meliegree Dictionary lost in space and timeā€¦ for now.

    And that's why I'll buy at some point in time all their recordings on vinyl.
  4. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Most new tracks would be killer live. And a potential new live album could do them justice soundwise. Same way En Vivo! did to TFF songs.
  5. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja The Titanic doesn't fit inside

    Wow, no kidding! The mastering is so much better. I've got the vinyl sitting at my girlfriend's house, haven't played it yet. Looking forward to it now.
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    That bass!
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  7. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    These recordings sound much more mid-scooped than the CD version that I'm comparing them to.
    Which leads me to this question: if you digitalize the vinyl, then the sound depends on your phono preamp, possibly on some eq you may have, as well as A/D converter

    I mean, it's not unambiguous as the CD (which is a stream of bits) ?
  8. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    sounds great!

    I don't have a record player right now, will need to hurry up and buy a replacement

    EDIT: is there guitar fills at the last chours of IESF that aren't on the cd?
  9. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja The Titanic doesn't fit inside

    Don't think so. It's just that the mastering on the CD is absolutely bollocks so you can't really hear them.
  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    They're there, but very understated. I thought that was a deliberate feature of production, but maybe not.
  11. The turntable is connected to an Aiwa receiver and the audio output is connected to the laptop where I record it with Audacity, but I don't make any alterations to the audio, it's .wav at 24bit...
  12. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    OK, but Aiwa receiver itself may have some EQ? I'm asking because the difference is... staggering (sounds much better on your video than on CD in my opinion)
  13. TheSpectreWithin

    TheSpectreWithin Pirate of the Undergorund

    The vinyl is noticeably better. I finally listened to my copy last night, and the lead guitar is far cleaner and sits better in the mix. Definitely worth the purchase.
  14. srfc

    srfc Educated Fool

    Is it correct that it was mastered by a different guy than the CD master?
  15. I don't think it has EQ, it's the tape rec audio output...
  16. Yes, in the credits it says that there was an additional vinyl mastering by Chris Bellman...
  17. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    Then it's definitely much better :blink:
  18. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Vinyl is better than CD every time, unless the vinyl mixing has been fucked up. It's a dream of mine to have a vinyl collection but I can't afford it.
  19. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I ordered my Book of Souls vinyl yesterday.
  20. Gk1

    Gk1 Ancient Mariner

    Could it be then that the 320 K mp3s out of a vinyl would sound better than the ones taken from the CD?

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