rcb4real

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  1. 11 hours ago, AddictedToUrMDNA said:

    To be honest, i really HATE Large files like WAV & FLAC but i also hate converting into mp3s as it just boosts up my anxiety and have to wait 5 to 20 minutes for the songs to convert. Yet my phone runs out of space and i have to delete songs i don't listen too..

    i prefer either remastered mp3 at the high quality of 320kps or untouched (of course if it sounds good)

    the only reason why i still have the demo assembly in WAV is because it was something i really wanted and i didn't want mp3 because it could possibly change the way it sounds (QUALITY)

    I think so many people hate and judge MP3 (before listening) because they had bad experiencies or don't know how to work with the format. They never understand when I say an HQ MP3 file can sound (I said sound, not be) better than a WAV one.

    One thing is to listen to a 320kbps file encoded in maximum quality with a good software, other is to listen to a quicky encoded 128kbps file in an ordinary software. You can't put them in the same box. I know people that can't notice the bitrate difference but I can say from my experience that MP3 must be at least 256kbps. 

    Why I have to prefer MP3 (it's not just a choice, it was my only option since the beginning):

    My entire music collection (all Mp3 256-320 kbps) is so far 417gb, and I only have a 4tb HD. IF I wanted to have everything I have in WAV (considering it would be possible) I would need around 2tb just for my music folder. With the rest of stuff I have (movies, DVDs, etc) I would need at least a 8tb HD, which I couldn't and still can't afford.


  2. 2 hours ago, Aiwa08 said:

    So do you prefer a destroyed/compressed song because you don't want to turn the volume up in your stereo player? (Remember, the EQ can be changed without any problem).

    No way, I think you're not getting the idea. 

    Again, I'm gonna use the yellow CDs as an example. Since their volume is extremely low - when you don't have a fancy equipment - even if you set the volume to the max, it won't still be loud enough. 

    In my stereo: Max Vol. is 63, I usually listen between 50-55 (depends on the source), which is fine. If I put a Yellow CD to play, even at 63 it will still sound low. This is why I like remastered material.

    Now about MP3, it's not that I like compressed files. It's just what works for me, since I don't have lots of space.


  3. 27 minutes ago, Aiwa08 said:

    Please, learn what is the loudness war. The problem is not the EQ, the problem is the volume.

    I learned about that, very interesting. I guess it was you who sent me this link but I forgot to comment later, lol.


    I still think louder is better, but a limit must be respected. I think they made a great job with Madonna's Warner Remasters CDs (for someone that doesn't have a fancy sound system, that's amazing). Britney's Outrageous Japan EP for example, has even louder volume (I'd say 10% louder), but is still acceptable in my opinion.


  4. On 1/8/2019 at 1:38 PM, luckystar said:

    American Life was OK as a lead. The whole album didn't really have songs that could be hit singles.

    GMAYL  was one of the better songs on MDNA imo. Besides, it was an obvious choice for a single. Sure, there were more creative and better songs like GB and I'm Addicted, but they weren't radio friendly like GMAYL.

    LFL was boring imo. Too safe, nothing epic and interesting about it.

    I NEVER UNDERSTOOD the hate for Give Me All Your Luvin and Bitch I'm Madonna. I'm an old fan that didn't become old, that's why I love these songs.

    I just think that some Madonna fans need to open their minds and definitely get over the idea of her making another Like A PrayerRay Of Light or Confessions album. That will not happen! Not every lead single must be like Frozen let's say. I think this hate has something to do with her age, but just because she's aging, doesn't mean she has to only make 'mature' stuff so old fans that got old don't fell ashamed to listen. I'm 34 and I'm not ashamed to listen to those songs. B-day Song on the other hand is way too happy - rather silly - for me.

    In my opinion, Hollywood was the best track on American Life, even though it's kinda irritating (the VMA remix is better). By the way I hated that album so much that for some time I used to listen only to the first two tracks. After a while, I learned to appreciate it, but I still think it's a boring album musically (and commercially) speaking, even thought it has great lyrics.

    Opinions always vary, and never define anything. The worst album for some can be the best to others. The key to happiness madonnally speaking is never expecting anything from the queen and be open to everything she has to offer.


  5. On 1/8/2019 at 1:50 AM, Régine Filange said:

    From Madonna to Music she had the perfect lead single EACH time, the ultimate bop that was keeping the interest of people. She missed it with American Life but she came back with the Confessions and Hard Candy lead singles and managed to attract the interest of the world again.

    What happened to the last 2 eras? Why GMAYL' and Living for Love didn't do that? Is it because of her age? Is it because they weren't THAT good choices for lead singles? What song could have been a better first single for both eras? Were just some "fails" that she can change with the new single (as she did with Hung Up after American Life) or Madonna has officialy lost her touch?

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    I think everything was fine until Hard Candy was released.

    In my opinion, The Beat Goes On should've been a single, and a lead single. It's just perfect in every aspect. 4 Minutes was so "I wanna release a Justin/Timbaland song too", but it would still be ok for a second single. Give It 2 Me could've been the third one. Miles Away is a beautiful song, but as a single, does anyone care? Now I don't understand what Madonna sees in Candy Shop, the album version of song is kinda weak, even tho it's said she wanted it to be the first single.... I think it would be a sucess only if they remixed it (as they did on the tour).

    With MDNA I think she did OK, tho I like Addicted more than Turn Up The Radio.

    The problem with Rebel Heart is too many great songs (sometimes I think the album has a compilation vibe) but only 2 singles released is so depressing. Iconic (the most powerful song on the album) could've been amazing as a first single, followed by Living For Love and Ghosttown. Thank god she released Bitch I'm Madonna (2nd best song on the album IMO) could've been a first single too, but that would be too obvious and maybe pretentious to the haters). More dream singles? Holy Water or Unapologetic Bitch (to promote the tour) then Rebel Heart (with a proper video) to close the era.


  6. I don't see remastering as a bad thing, although I know sometimes they really mess up with the material. 

    TO ME, the Warner Remasters CDs sound amazing comparing to the original albums. As a poor fan, I used to have a very basic stereo system and I hated to listen to her albums in lower volume. It was so bad that even if you put it on the max vol, it would still sound low for someone that loves listening to loud music.

    It wasn't until Ray Of Light that her CDs started to sound louder, being Music the first one that I was actually satisfied with volume level and EQ.

    To fix this difference, I remastered every of her albums before Music so all of them would have the same volume as the Warner Remasters CDs, and nowadays with my better equipment, everything sounds amazing.


  7. On 12/19/2018 at 11:05 AM, shakeyerdix said:

    Boring as ever...

    Why don't they have good ideas sometimes...

    Re-issue in color vinyl is such a silly idea...

     

    Evita LP, everybody runs to buy it...

    I agree when it comes to color album vinyls. The Japanese EPs are very special to me so I'm very excited.
    I think an EVITA LP would not be a good idea. I vote for a GHV2 LP.


  8. On 12/19/2018 at 9:55 AM, PWCCA said:

    I was hoping to see something new, but I like these Japanese reissues.... though a Remixed Prayers on coloured vinyl would have been much more preferable

    I loved this one, especially because I only have the CDs. I think Remixed Prayers might have its time too.


  9. I NEVER understand why they don't release anniversary editions with bonus b-sides and remixes....

    These repeated vinyl re-releases are so insignificant, I always say they are releases for the rich fans, those who can afford buying the same thing again, but in a different color. I think one good color release is enough. I also think they aren't allowed to re-release new or more fine stuff.

    The Immaculate Collection coloured LP is horrible, and extremely expensive, since it has nothing of special value. Why they didn't make it a picture disc? Or just both discs plain blue as the cover? It would be perfect like that.

    Maybe they're planning on saving that material to make money after she dies? Don't take me wrong, labels most of the times only release that kind of stuff after an artist dies. I'm quite sure they will re-release everything with new material which they would own rights.


  10. Hi Leo, I analyzed all the videos at the time and the only one that seems to be real but it's probably remastered from THE IMMACULATE COLLECTION LD is "Material Girl". They really did a great job with this one.

     

    Celebration also has great quality, its possibly a real master.

     

    The rest is all fake... Most of them are just huge files with terrible quality. Trust me!


  11. Hi!

    "Voices" is one of the songs that I like but I never listen to unless I am listening to the whole album.

     

    So we have 8 different demo mixes, and I was wondering if any fan that loves this song could list them...

     

    Are these demos even legit?

     

    Voices (Demo 1)
    Voices (Demo 2)
    Voices (Mix 1)
    Voices (Mix 2)
    Voices (Mix 3)
    Voices (Mix 4)
    Voices (Mix 5)
    Voices (Mix 6)
    Voices (Mix 7)
    Voices (Mix 8)
     

    Thanks!!!!


  12. Does anyone know which of these demos are real (or which are fake)? Thanks!

     

    4 Minutes (Demo 1)

    4 Minutes (Demo 2)

    4 Minutes (Mastered 1)

    4 Minutes (Mastered 2)

    4 Minutes (Mix 1)

    4 Minutes (Mix 2)

    4 Minutes (Mix 3) [Edit 2]

    4 Minutes (Mix 3) [No Timbaland - Edit 1]

    4 Minutes (Mix 3) [No Timbaland - Edit 2]

    4 Minutes (Mix 4)

    4 Minutes (Mix 4) [Vocals Up]

    Across The Sky (Mix 1, 11.20.07)

    Across The Sky (Mix 2, 11.21.07)

    Across The Sky (Mix 3, 11.21.07)

    Across The Sky (Ruff, 07.25.07)

    Across The Sky (Ruff, 08.01.07)

    Animal (Clean Ruff, 07.26.07)

    Beat Goes On (Acoustic Demo)

    Beat Goes On (Clean Ruff, 07.26.07)

    Beat Goes On (Demo)

    Beat Goes On (Mix 1)

    Beat Goes On (Mix 2)

    Beat Goes On (Mix 3)

    Beat Goes On (Mix 4)

    Beat Goes On (Original Alternate Version)

    Broken (Acoustic Demo)

    Candy Shop (Demo, 03.07.07)

    Candy Shop (Demo, 04.04.07)

    Candy Shop (Demo, 11.18.07 - Mix 1)

    Candy Shop (Demo, 11.18.07 - Olympic Mix 1)

    Dance 2night (Demo 1)

    Dance 2night (Demo 2)

    Dance 2night (Mix 2)

    Dance 2night (Mix 3)

    Dance 2night (Mix 4)

    Dance 2night (Mix 4) [Vocals Up]

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Demo 1)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Demo 2)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 1)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 2)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 3)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 4)

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 4) [instrumental]

    Devil Wouldn't Recognize You (Mix 5)

    Heartbeat (Mix 1, 12.20.07)

    Heartbeat (Mix 2, 12.20.07)

    Heartbeat (Pharrell Writer's Demo, 08.27.07)

    Heartbeat (Rough Version 3, 11.27.07)

    Heartbeat (Unmastered Mix)

    Hey You (Acoustic Demo)

    Hey You (Demo 1)

    Hey You (Demo 2)

    Infinity (Demo)

    Latte (Mix 3)

    Miles Away (Demo 1)

    Miles Away (Demo 2)

    Miles Away (Mix 2)

    Miles Away (Mix 3)

    Ring My Bell (Olympic Mix 1)

    Ring My Bell (Olympic Mix 2)

    Ring My Bell (Pharrell Writer's Demo, 03.03.07)

    She's Not Me (Mix 1)

    She's Not Me (Mix 2)

    She's Not Me (Mix 3)

    She's Not Me (Mix 4)

    She's Not Me (Mix 5)

    She's Not Me (Mix 5) [TV]

    She's Not Me (Mix 6)

    Spanish Lesson (Demo, 04.04.07)

    Spanish Lesson (Demo, 08.28.07)

    Spanish Lesson (Demo, 08.28.07) [TV]

    Spanish Lesson (Olympic Mix 1)

    Spanish Lesson (Olympic Mix 3)

    Spanish Lesson (Pharrell Writer's Demo, 04.09.07)

    The Beat Is So Crazy (Demo)

    Voices (Demo 1)

    Voices (Demo 2)

    Voices (Mix 1)

    Voices (Mix 2)

    Voices (Mix 3)

    Voices (Mix 4)

    Voices (Mix 5)

    Voices (Mix 6)

    Voices (Mix 7)

    Voices (Mix 8)