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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Beatles Rock Band and remastered CDs Reply with quote

I've been playing Beatles Rock Band almost all night. It's a blast! Is anyone else here playing?

I've also been ripping the remastered CDs. I had to install Rosetta for the mini-documentaries though. That was sort of a let down with a nice clean install of Snow Kitty going.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they're great, check out the promo video on the game online, it's super cool. (not the one showing the game itself), but the all animation one of the beatles career. here it is-
http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/videos/cinematic

now just waiting for the needed remixes of much of the songs with oudated mixes.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I also love the commercial with them walking across Abbey Road. It's just a great package. I've never really been into the Rock Band or Guitar Hero thing before, so this all soft of new and fun to me. I just need to get some friends and family over this weekend to play. Playing this with a group is even going to be more of a blast.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Beatles, but what is the deal with rosetta? I had to install it as well. Something about it working with older apple apps. Does it slow the new install down or something, or you just wanted to keep it as clean as possible?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosetta is for running PPC-based applications on an Intel-based Mac. I just wanted to keep it clean as possible, but it didn't slow things down or anything.

Loving the remasters though! The early albums sound better than ever. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Devo
I have read that the mono's sound better that the stereo versions for certain albums.. Have you found this to be true?

Here is a pretty good article.

http://www.tonepublications.com/music/beatles-box-in-stereo-and-mono/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The earlier albums catered to the more common mono format and some have a more 'solid' sound. the mid years stereo versions are novice stereo mixes when stereo was new and need a revision.
the monos have slight differences in songs too. the mono White album and Sgt Pepper are preferred by many over the stereo. I myself grew up listening in stereo so I can't quite appreciate the monos as much in the later albums.

the further needed reMIXes are rumored to have been done when the just released remasters were, but won't be released for a few years...marketing...
for a taste of Beatles remastered AND remixed, the 2007? Love CD was great. many fans hated the mashups on that album, but the complete songs sound the best I've ever heard.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mono versions sound full, but flat to me. I like them in stereo better, especially when it comes to the first four. I do like the mono versions better through headphones though. Some of the panning can be annoying up that close. But either way, that's a good article Tony. It pretty much lays out the case for each set.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW: If anyone wants a nice collection of hi-res album art, PM me.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been playing The Beatles Rock Band all weekend. I finally got my first 5 gold star rating on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on Expert! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm much better at playing the real guitar and bass Socom. I'm getting better all the time though. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beatles Rock Band is awesome, played it at a friends house with some a big group of friends for about 4 hours straight. The drums are sweet.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've like the mono mixes. I've grabbed a lot of the recent releases. I remember, (old man, I am,) the early stereo LPs just had the vocals on one channel and the instrumental track on the other. Good for karaoke, I guess. The mono mixes are clean and sound awesome.
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