SO MANY INTERNET EXPERTS ! I just love those... People who quote wiki and press reports as "facts"... While generally wikis are correct not always.. And press reports reflect the public side of things rather then the down and dirty truth..
Its amazing to me. If I said the sky was blue, there would be several people who would explain I was completely wrong..
Ive had people explain to me on this forum about various aspects of science of imaging devices. That I was completly wrong. hehehehe.,...
Let me address your quoting the internet stuff on Parson vs that other guy.. A gnashing of technical/artistic opinions by the 2 over specifics of the DTS remastering. Ultimately this was sorted out by a decision *of the band* which favored that other guy over parsons. Which of course isn't mentioned in your histories because the whole unsavory events that occurred in 1998 was intentionally suppressed. This was a heated argument. "WE NEED A CENTER CHANNEL". Parson's felt strongly that overall his mix was what he wanted at the time and had *strong* unpleasant words about the 5.1 remix when it was done much later.. These words were not the kind you would want public.
MUCH later,, A interview occurred where parsons said sorta good things about the other guys remix. IF YOU READ THE ENTIRE story rather then pick it into quotes you will see, even tho he is trying to be nice, was not overly happy about it..
The quote you cite is interesting because the vocals on the DTS version of
As far as what the process was back during the initial approval of the quad mix, I would suggest watching "The Making of The Dark Side Of The Moon". Dont watch little youtube chunkc of it, watch the whole thing. https://encrypted.google.com/search?...AAAKoEBU_QYlt5
Speaking of this....
* If the 2-channel was downmixed from the quad, how could the 2-channel contain stuff that's missing from the quad version? "
PLAINLY OBVIOUS from shots of the recording session recorded at the time are cue sheets showing QUAD DURING RECORDING...
You seem to have missed a important fact... IT WAS RECORDED IN QUAD.. The Piano in "The Great Gig In The Sky" is RECORDED IN NATURAL QUAD with 4 mics around the piano... It was mixed into quad as its orginal version. This is why the piano floats in the center of the room in the DTS version. Thats were it was recorded.. DSoTM was recorded IN QUAD with the artistic INTENT in QUAD.
WATCH THE SHOW...
But of course, you will tell me the sky is red.
As this thread is way off topic.. Can we split the topic starting with my review of the DTS Dark Side ?
Steve, Higher resolution does not imply better imaging, tonality, air... Also im not sure I even agree about the resolution. The format might technically a high resolution format, but if the end result from tape to your player was higher "resolution" is a different thing.
Im going to revisit this SACD vs DTS Quad in later january and do my own direct A/B in a real system. I think the higher resolution a system is the better you are able to hear differences in the recording.. Things that were not apparent on lower resolution systems can become very obvious in higher resolution ones.
Trying to evaulate this recording in a movie surround system is of course technically wrong. You need a multi channel speaker layout, NOT surrounds. Every channel needs to match. For quad you gotta arrange the speakers at 90 degree offsets. Dont post your evaluation of multichannel music unless you at least have a multichannel speaker layout - NOT SURROUNDS -- as these are the wrong way to reproduce multichannel audio. Period.
I must go catch a plane... I will be happy to gnash this subject further, even tho I don't think we are going anywhere..
I will always prefer the ORGINAL quad mix simply because its the original. Just because its technically possible to remake a film and re edit it in different ways - should you do it ?. Lucas did on THX1138 and IMHO it destroyed the film.
I think DSoTM is correct in its original QUAD mix. I feel it was a travesty to remix such a classic and have it remixed by someone other then the original person.
so there.... hehehehehe....
Lets split off this topic with the title of "Dark Side of The Moon" if possible please.