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Preserving Unaltered Beatles in Mono

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Since Apple refuses to release completely unaltered digital releases of The Beatles in Mono,

I will be taking on the task. I will be using my professional deck. (SL-1200, R blue, 96/24 DAC and Izotope) to transfer my mint Original UK Mono Records.

This is in the same vain as the Dr Ebbetts project for the Stereo albums.

Here is the process. Clean stylus. Take Vinyl out of sleeve. Zero stat it. Pour a 25% rubbing alcohol mix on. Drip dry. Zero stat again. Record a 96/24 stereo stream. Play side 1. Take off deck. Flip album. Repeat. Do very minor controlled click reduction at the start and in the fade out. Left channel minus Right channel just leaving any miss tracking or siblance. Sum to mono. Use original track and sum to mono. Minus original mono by the miss tracking thus removing the miss tracking. Also the sum to mono reduces background noise. Fade in the start to reduce noise. Fade out the very tail end to reduce noise. Save as 96/24. Downsample to 44/16 for CDs

If anyone want anymore info feel free to PM me

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The only times the Beatles in Mono has been released digitally are the 2009 CDs and the flat transfers included in the deluxe remix sets. But both of these are not perfect.

For the 2009 CDs they feature automatic digital cleanup. Manual spectral “fixes” and a mid boost EQ. The “Flat” Transfers would be better if not for the Considerable amount of Dynamic Range Compression.

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I’m excited for this

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Transfer of Sides 1 and 2 of A Hard Days Night are Complete. Processing is now starting

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Not a Beatles expert, but there are a lot of laserdisc editions; it could be possible to find out some mono versions, so I guess laserdisc higher S/N and dynamic could be a better source, at least in theory.

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spoRv said:

Not a Beatles expert, but there are a lot of laserdisc editions; it could be possible to find out some mono versions, so I guess laserdisc higher S/N and dynamic could be a better source, at least in theory.

That would be an ok route except for the fact that only 5 out of 13 Beatles albums appear on laserdisc. Not to mention they are just the films. So you will get different edits and mixes than the album version and often songs are cut out of the film completely or are trimmed down significantly. For my purposes my original UK Monos are the best sources

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Thanks for the answer!

Yep, it seems your route is the best - the procedures you are following are good!

The ResolveR ultimate restoration workstation | [Fundamental Collection] thread | blog.spoRv.com | fan preservation forum: fanres.com |

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just to be clear. no automatic click reduction is being performed. It is a manual very controlled very light click reduction in the intro and fade out.

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I’m thinking of releasing it as sides and at 48/24 instead of 44/16. Thoughts?

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Brodnation’s A Hard Day’s Night has been Completed

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Awesome

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Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
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With the Beatles preservation has completed

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Looking forward to hearing the final results. Major Beatles freak here.

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