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Please help with poorly recorded CD's!!

 

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Username: Stu_pitt

Pakistan

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-05
Sorry if this is off topic, I didn't know where to post it. Does anyone have any experience with music re-mastering software? One I've seen advertised is Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 2005. It claims to remove hissing, crackling, etc.

My problem is that I have a lot of classic rock on CD that sounds horrible. The best guitar player of all time - Jimi Hendrix - has to be the worst recorded/mixed music ever, including the re-mastered stuff. Are You Experienced? and Electric Ladyland (Re-mastered) are my two favorite and worst sounding CD's. Volume jumps all over, in half of the songs 90% of the material is in one channel, hissing... I could go on all night. Shouldn't there be a law against music this good sounding this bad? Has anyone heard a clean sounding version of Voodoo Child or Purple Haze in the last 30 years, or am I on crack? With music that sounds this bad, it almost makes me want to sell my gear (NAD components & PSB speakers) and get KLH stuff. At least then it won't sound as bad. Maybe I'm going to far, but you get my idea.


BTW, a lack of funds won't allow me to buy a high end turntable and replace all of my classic rock cd's (about 200) with good quality original vinyl pressings.

I would greatly appreciate any help on the matter!!!
 

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Username: Dereko

Post Number: 1
Registered: May-05
hello,

I can help you
dj_derek_2000_1999@yahoo.com
 

Bronze Member
Username: Twebbz

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Post Number: 85
Registered: Apr-04
Speaking of CD recordings...Is it my imagination (or my CD player) or are the newer CD's mixed hot...Seems like they are very bright. My Vinyl LPs sound a lot better.
 

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Username: Artk

Albany, Oregon USA

Post Number: 610
Registered: Feb-05
Depends on what you listen to Rick. I am listening to Dave Holland "Prime Directive" on ECM and it sounds fantastic. Certainly alot of rock or pop is recordings sound bright. Most of the jazz and classical that I buy sounds great.
 

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Username: Twebbz

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Post Number: 86
Registered: Apr-04
Yea, Rock and Pop, That's what I'm buying. I have an older RCA CD player with a NAD C370 and Athena AS-F2 speakers. Would a higher quality player...NAD, Cambridge, etc. compensate for this or at least be more balanced?
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