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    The Man Without A Face (The DC Restoration Series) - James Horner [ FLAC 24/48 ]



    ALBUM: The Man Without A Face (The DC Restoration Series)
    COMPOSER: James Horner
    SOURCE: Original OST CD (1993) [My Rip]
    QUALITY: FLAC (24bit/48kHz)
    SIZE: 470 MB (.RAR)

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    TRACKLIST
    01 - James Horner - A Father's Legacy.flac
    02 - James Horner - Chuck's First Lesson.flac
    03 - James Horner - Flying.flac
    04 - James Horner - McLeod's Secret Life.flac
    05 - James Horner - Nightmares And Revelations.flac
    06 - James Horner - McLeod's Last Letter.flac
    07 - James Horner - Lost Books.flac
    08 - James Horner - The Merchant Of Venice.flac
    09 - James Horner - The Tutor.flac
    10 - James Horner - No Compromise.flac
    11 - Giacomo Puccini - Ch'ella Mi Creda.flac
    12 - James Horner - Lookout Point - End Credits.flac

    ABOUT THE DC RESTORATION SERIES
    The DC Restoration Series is a series of scores that have been personally restored by me. This is the culmination of many months of research to find an audio restoration process to help decrease the dynamic range of the music by making the quiet parts louder without making the louder parts even louder.

    Some people will disagree with my technique but I find the listening experience to be better since I can now hear the nuances of the orchestra to a greater degree. I watch the spectral frequency display while listening to each track in hopes to clean up all artifacts and remove as much hiss as possible. I've also EQed everything to add clarity to the music.

    I can go on and on about process, but in the end, it is the final product that counts.

    If people are interested, I will continue to post more restored scores from my collection. I only remaster scores from original CD or true lossless files. In no way is this series trying to compete with other members that do great work remastering scores (ex. SonicAdventure and others...). I simply want to share my love of film scores with others that enjoy not only the music, but the experience of listening to the music.

    Hope you all enjoy and any feedback is appreciated.

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    Thank you.

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    Great job. Thanks a lot for your sharing.

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    thanks, nice work,

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    Thanks. Hope you all enjoy the improved sound (and hope you can tell the difference from the original release). Not one of my favorite Horner scores but truly deserved a restoration since the waveforms were so low on this album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dconline View Post
    Thanks. Hope you all enjoy the improved sound (and hope you can tell the difference from the original release). Not one of my favorite Horner scores but truly deserved a restoration since the waveforms were so low on this album.
    Unfortunately, I don't have the original one to compare with.

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    The sound is excellent!
    Thank you very much.

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    This sounds amazing! Such an improvement!
    THANK YOU!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros View Post
    The sound is excellent!
    Thank you very much.
    Parakalo!

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    Wow, thank you very much! :-)

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    thanks : will compare to the official version

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    Quote Originally Posted by zardoz22 View Post
    thanks : will compare to the official version
    Hopefully you will hear that most of the "room noise" (could be Horner himself, musicians turning pages, etc...) has been greatly reduced since I go view each file's spectral frequency and isolate the noise by hand. Takes a while but when you bring up the music, of course that crap comes up with it. So to truly enjoy the music without all those sounds, which happen most often during quiet music periods, I had to take the time to remove as much as I can.

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    Excellent work. Thank you very much.

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    Thanks for your hard work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melshoe View Post
    Excellent work. Thank you very much.
    Thanks... and you're welcome. Keep a lookout for some upcoming restoration scores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by the marvin View Post
    Thanks for your hard work!
    If you can truly enjoy the score much more now, than I have done my job. Like in the previous post, please keep a lookout for upcoming restorations!

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    I did a volume increase and a few cue splits for my own custom of this album, but I didn't do anything to change the overall sound. I'll have a listen to this and see how it fares since the overall volume for the original was indeed much too low at times. Gorgeous score.

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    I'm curious about 2 things:

    1) why 24bit? 16 should suffice for final product.
    The CD is 16, and whatever processing you did, you won't gain so much to keep it as bloated 24.

    2) why 48KHz?
    The CD is 44.1KHz. Upscaling doesn't improve anything. If you want to upscale for editing, 88.2 would have been better (or anything divisible to 44.1 really).
    48KHz would have been better if a bluray was used (for the whole project, not just a snippet or track).

    You really won't be able to hear a difference between 24/48 vs. 16/44.1, no matter how German or expensive your equipment is.
    Not an attack, just perplexed by the final format.

    EDIT: doesn't equal better quality.
    It's all the same quality as the source isn't in higher quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHFan View Post
    I did a volume increase and a few cue splits for my own custom of this album, but I didn't do anything to change the overall sound. I'll have a listen to this and see how it fares since the overall volume for the original was indeed much too low at times. Gorgeous score.
    Though I did normalize the volume to be louder without "brickwalling" anything, I expanded the lower dynamic sections to be louder without making the louder sections even louder. The benefits I find I did onto this release is that I EQed it and mastered it to be more crisp on flat-sounding speakers (usually studio monitors which I have) and more importantly, tried to remove unwanted hiss from the expansion and cleaned up some room sounds from the recording (certain noise from CD source is not audible in this restoration). I just wanted to explain that I just didn't make things louder, but massaged the sound to be clean and crispier. But I do hope you enjoy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSparktank™ 2.1 View Post
    I'm curious about 2 things:

    1) why 24bit? 16 should suffice for final product.
    The CD is 16, and whatever processing you did, you won't gain so much to keep it as bloated 24.

    2) why 48KHz?
    The CD is 44.1KHz. Upscaling doesn't improve anything. If you want to upscale for editing, 88.2 would have been better (or anything divisible to 44.1 really).
    48KHz would have been better if a bluray was used (for the whole project, not just a snippet or track).

    You really won't be able to hear a difference between 24/48 vs. 16/44.1, no matter how German or expensive your equipment is.
    Not an attack, just perplexed by the final format.

    EDIT: doesn't equal better quality.
    It's all the same quality as the source isn't in higher quality.

    You are right. This was my first up-rez and I was not blown away with the difference between ripping the CD in 24-bit 48kHz and 16-bit 48kHz. It indeed added unwanted weight. Next time I will stick with the source quality or rip at super high quality (like 24-bit 88.2 or 192kHz) to edit with the best quality possible, deal with slow renders, but then deliver in standard 16-bit 44.1 kHz FLAC format. We'll see. But thanks for input. Good to hear what people are thinking.

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    I still downloaded it to give it a listen.
    (actually resampled and dithered down to 16)

    Looking forward to giving it a listen. I love all Horner.
    Spoiler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSparktank™ 2.1 View Post
    I still downloaded it to give it a listen.
    (actually resampled and dithered down to 16)

    Looking forward to giving it a listen. I love all Horner.
    Spoiler!
    Spoiler!

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    **I can still hear you**

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    Thank you share!

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    Thank you for your amazing work. I'm rediscovering this score in its beauty. Please go on.

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    Thank you so much for your work
    I'm looking the following albums in FLAC :

    Brian Tyler - Now You See Me (Complete Score)
    Brian Tyler & Robert Lydecker - Sleepy Hollow (Season 1)
    Arcade Fire - The Box
    James Horner - Bicentennial Man - Complete Recordings
    Michael Brook - Into The Wild

    If someone had one of these albums, I'm interested.
    Thank's
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    Thanks a lot!

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