Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by vrooom » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:06 am

For anyone who is interested, I've posted a little video so you can see what this SACD looks like. It's quite a nice little set. More tasteful that the recent Discovery redesigns and the Immersion box sets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s40nCQbv4dU

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by TearDownTheWall » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:31 pm

I'm not sure how big of a difference in the sound there can be without fresh recordings. I'm sure they can do some stuff with it but it is much better to record with the idea of playing the music in this venue. Some studios are changing some recording practices to better utilize new acoustic setups like the 5.1 SACD. I hope we have some good artistry that can go along with the taking advantage of this new technology. I receintly purchased some new yamaha receivers to replace my classic early 1990's ones. I definitely can hear a significant difference so it seems technology is enhancing the listening experience.

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by Damn!t » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:39 pm

Chech out this new video about the release:


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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by Keith Jordan » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:37 pm

Very good. Who would have thought Rick would have done that after the mixdown! :D

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by danielcaux » Tue May 01, 2012 2:49 am

Twice!

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by zepboy2000 » Wed May 02, 2012 9:35 am

I bought the Immersion set and the 5.1 mix is good, but collective wisdom says the sacd is the best format. One day I will have a player capable of multichannel playback, but the disc itself is much more expensive and harder to find the the Dark Side release. I have not seen it in a physical store in Australia. Is there any word on a more basic re-release? No scarves or marbles required!

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by danielcaux » Wed May 02, 2012 5:55 pm

Are the DVD and SACD 5.1 mixes the same? Or did Guthrie do a different mix for the SACD? If both are the same mix, what would be the differences then? Only the mastering? Different resolutions?

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Post by RonToon » Wed May 02, 2012 6:16 pm

danielcaux wrote:Are the DVD and SACD 5.1 mixes the same? Or did Guthrie do a different mix for the SACD? If both are the same mix, what would be the differences then? Only the mastering? Different resolutions?
The mixes are identical. Only the format is different. Quality will only vary with the system that their played back on. Some prefer the SACD as they claim that the sound is "warmer" and closer to analogue vinyl.

Also... I'm very excited that the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department at my school (Columbia College Chicago), is letting me present JG's hi-rez 5.1 mix in their premiere listening room next fall. The space is about the same size as the one in where it was first demoed in Colorado. The power and speaker system that will be used reportedly surpasses the IMAX system at Navy Pier. I've asked my friend in the dept. to supply me with the playback specs as I intend to pass this info on to James when I can officially announce the presentation. Of course he'll be invited as well.

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by Welcome2TheMachine » Wed May 02, 2012 6:59 pm

Damn!t wrote:Chech out this new video about the release:

That single ten-minute video was more exciting and educational then the whole hour long Making of Wish You Were Here! I'm honestly shocked and surprised that there is no mention of this in the whole documentary! Thanks for the find! [-D-]

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by qjamesfloyd » Fri May 04, 2012 11:16 am

You may know, I'm also a huge Mark Knopfler fan, and it's so cool to know that Rick recorded at Mark's British Grove studios before he died. :D

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Re: Wish You Were Here - 5.1 SACD On The Way

Post by Lurking Fear » Fri May 04, 2012 4:15 pm

Nice!