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Brodnation

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#1291545
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Preserving Unaltered Beatles in Mono
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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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#1291446
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Preserving Unaltered Beatles in Mono
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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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#1291443
Topic
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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#1271680
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UNTILTED A NEW HOPE RESTORATION. HELP NEEDED!
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Williarob said:

5.1 surround sound is the common name for six channel surround sound audio systems. It uses five full bandwidth channels and one low-frequency effects channel (the “point one”).

Yes I am aware that the the current standard is 6 track 5.1 and 8 track 7.1. What i was referring to was back in the late 60s through the early 80s. Films 35-70mm would have a magnetic soundtrack strip on them which would carry 6 channel discrete surround. I thought that the track labeled 70mm 6 Track was a recording of one of these mag tracks. Thanks for telling me it is true 5.1 though, less work for me 🙂

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#1271674
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UNTILTED A NEW HOPE RESTORATION. HELP NEEDED!
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ChainsawAsh said:

Well, first off, the only “six track” mix on there is the 5.1 - the rest are all stereo and mono.

Second, there’s no 1.6 for either DNR or no DNR. There’s a 1.4 no-DNR that has a new color grade courtesy of Sanjuro, and both it and the DNR Blu-Ray ISO have a new scan of the opening crawl.

Third, MySpleen invites are closed and have been for a long time. There’s been rumblings that they’ll open up invites again but nothing official.

Ok I’m sorry looks like I just wasted your time. I thought that it was a six track mix cause that was what it’s labeled as and I don’t have any equipment to test surround. 2nd I heard that there was a new version of 4K77 with DNR I must have been mistaken. And finally thanks for solidifying my theory as why no one else was getting invites. One final question is there another platform which one can access Star Wars fan projects besides Myspleen?

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#1271627
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UNTILTED A NEW HOPE RESTORATION. HELP NEEDED!
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ChainsawAsh said:

Brodnation said:

I will extract the 6 track mag mix from 4K77 and condense it to a 5.1 mix.

What does this mean? Are you talking about hairy_hen’s 70mm six-track reconstruction? Because that’s already a 5.1 mix.

Yes. I wasn’t sure, On my copy it’s just the 1977 6 Track Mix. Also do you know where I can find 4K77 1.6 DNR I have heard that there’s a new version and i don’t know where to get it. Btw I’m not on Myspleen but if you could send me an invite I would be very appreciative

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#1271560
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UNTILTED A NEW HOPE RESTORATION. HELP NEEDED!
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I have seen a lot of a new hope restorations and it think that for me none of them are the complete package. What I’m looking to do is to Take 4K77 with DNR do some slight Unsharping and Level Enhancment. And then do a shot by shot colour correction of the entire film. It will be a balance between GOUT colours and Harmys Colours + other colour sources and my personal corrections. Next I will extract the 6 track mag mix from 4K77 and condense it to a 5.1 mix. It will be distributed as mkv’s This is where I need your help. I want you guys to help me come up with a name and also tell me what platforms you wish to see this project on. I predict this project will take about a year as i am a full time student with limited resources. I will begin work tonight and will have progress shots as soon as possible. Thanks for all the support. Brodnation-