Jote wrote: Oxynoxe wrote:
Jote wrote:It is especially evident for instance in Oxygene 9 between 2:40 and 2:50.
Strange: I do not hear any pops/cracks in Oxygene 9, even not between 2:40 and 2:50.
I'm listening to the 48kHz/24bit Trilogy-files from Qobuz, on a Mac with Audirvana+ via good Headphones.
I guess maybe not everyone is able to hear them. I checked my own CD rip, other CD rip and a 48/24 copy. They are present in all of them.
Today I popped my original Sony CD from 1997 into my (spanking new) PC and listened through Sony mdr-xb950bt (headphones, wire connected) just as a reference to the new 24/48 flac files of the new "Oxygene 2" (7-13) remix.
The difference for me is that the old CD sounds softer, less treable'ish and more quiet! (where it is supposed to be quiet). It's as if someone back then decided to put noise cancellation over the whole thing.
BUT....and here is the big thing, the clicks/pops can be detected on the original Oxy 7-13 CD as well even though it's hidden further back from the "every day" listening levels.
You really have to know what to listen for and crank up the volume a bit.
So what has happen here? I think that like so many times before "the shit behind the levers" is in a desperate hunt for More Details. In order to achieve More Details from the old masters he simply amplify everything from the masters.
The good stuff but also the bad stuff is put forward and becomes visible to the naked ear and totally unrevealed for a terrified public to behold. As the saying goes, nothing good will come that doesn't bring anything bad with it.
Maybe back in the days the studio equipment weren't sensitive enough to pick up sound impurities as brutal as today?
Well that's just my theory but it still doesn't explain why it has to be so darn loud and distorted in today's mixing.