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Using the following as the source media:
King Crimson – Discipline
Label: Warner Bros. Records – BSK 3629, EG – BSK 3629
Format: Vinyl LP
Country: USA
Released: 1981

This is a remastering of "Elephant Talk."

Rendered to 48,000 Hz, 24 Bit, Stereo, PCM WAV
77.2 MB

http://drtomoculus.co.uk/01%20Elephant%20Talk.wav

#KiNgCrImSoN
#discipline
#elephanttalk
#VinylLP

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WELCOME TO THE AGE OF BRICKWALLING

It's not that I don't like music that came out after 1996. It's just that after 1996, music was released for the battlefront known as The Loudness Wars (which are still going on, no one is winning).


So often times, there's just not much point me working on things that came out after 1996, because in those Loudness Wars, the compression, the limiting, the who knows what they're using, jam packs every little noise, blurp, and wheeze into a very contained box of noise. There's very little opportunity for dynamics, or to separate all those bits of information and have it actually sound worthwhile.

Sugababes is an exception. Brickwalling is evident, and in those instances a substantial amount of dB gain is reduced to make the piece workable. And as stated many times when I receive some negative comment (it happens weekly), I do not use compression, limiting, noise gates or anything to compromise the original recording. I figure these devices were already used when mastering the product. So why would I go and further limit, compress, gate that product. I wouldn't. And when people have thought my "remasters" are brickwalled, they're not. Most often times they are no louder than the original file. With "Just Don't Need This" my remaster is actually less data. If that makes sense. It's not
brickwalled is all I can say.

Now whether you like Sugababes or not is your choice. I personally thought they were great, and "Just Don't Need This" was the favourite from Angels with Dirty Faces. Dependent on YouTube's and the publisher's copyright restrictions, I'm hoping to upload the whole album, because it's a good album.

No brickwalling.
Original file after reducing the gain by -12dB.
"Remastered" file after rendering to 24 BIT. Why go from something originally 16 BIT up to 24 BIT when finalised? Because! What I'm adding in the frequency ranges to the 16 BIT version makes 24 BIT justified. That's why.

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Another symbolic gesture in this movie -- -it's noted for the piercing by hook of the Beetle --- but Elisabeth Shue in the WHITE VW BEETLE tells you that a death is imminent. Even though her death by window, to bathtub, comes later - the White VW Beetle in many movies symbolises a death or an accident about to occur. The other colours used are RED, YELLOW and BLUE, in their primary forms. The VW is found later on to be in a car crash (even though this is not how Shue dies) - this is no coincidence when it comes to VW Beetles that show up white in movies. Watch. Test it out. If you see a VW Beetle, notice they only come in a few colours. 
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Think For Yourself
That period November 1966. It's so convoluted. Paul McCartney. Beetle Killer. Airs 22nd October 1966. Episode No. 33 ~ Nowhere Man / Paperback Writer  14th November 1966 it's announced that two Beatles have  approached Allen Klein for management. Epstein / ...
Think For Yourself
Think For Yourself
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A Mock Interview
Hi. We're here with Sir Paul McCartney, asking some serious questions to the artist, on his life, the legend, the miracle that it is. Hi Paul, or Sir Paul.  Hello nice to meet you. Paul is fine.  Great, thanks Paul. Okay, first question. Your moped accident...
A Mock Interview
A Mock Interview
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The Dark Side of the Moon
Mr.Moonlight Hits LA.
Mr.Moonlight Hits LA.
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Mr.Moonlight Hits LA.
Short post. Just a picture. With a caption I find quite funny considering.  Published in the  June 17, 1967 issue of BEAT, the periodical distributed by KRLA radio (Los Angeles), we get a picture of Paul McCartney, circa Sgt Pepper recording sessions, with ...
Mr.Moonlight Hits LA.
Mr.Moonlight Hits LA.
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Gerard Tomoculus commented on a post on Blogger.
Mike McCartney also  says

"My birthday camera - a Nikon" is what he used to take the picture. He then stresses later everyone's birthday, his is January, Tara's in April, Paul's in June. 

So we know he's placing this event in 1966, because the accident was supposed to have occurred in December 1965. Not his birthday yet to take a photo with a birthday camera.
The moped mystery
The moped mystery
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I swore the moon was full not moments ago ...
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Mr. Moonlight and Mopeds.
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”  I have to go back to this because once again, Redwel Trabant has caught on to something I should have seen myself. It was made such a pivotal point in the tale, one would thin...
Mr. Moonlight and Mopeds.
Mr. Moonlight and Mopeds.
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