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    I've heard lots of complaints about the production quality of VH3 on this board. Upon the midnight release of VH3, I won a promo CD at a local music store (real easy task...just had to name all of VH's albums in order). The promo version sounds good. I think it is mixed well. All of the instruments blend well together in addition to the vocals. The production sounds fresh and organic, not compressed and under water. Are promo versions taken directly from the master tapes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    I've heard lots of complaints about the production quality of VH3 on this board. Upon the midnight release of VH3, I won a promo CD at a local music store (real easy task...just had to name all of VH's albums in order). The promo version sounds good. I think it is mixed well. All of the instruments blend well together in addition to the vocals. The production sounds fresh and organic, not compressed and under water. Are promo versions taken directly from the master tapes?
    You know, I've heard this before. In fact, on that broadcast of the album release, the tunes did sound better then the actual album.
    I'm not sure it was a case of it being from the masters or not having the blame for the final outcome of the official album sound, but it could just have been a "for broadcast" mix, or one that was mixed primarily to optimize the quality of the radio broadcast. Usually for those purposes as well as singles, a lot of engineers tend to mix with less compression and make the mix "sizzle" a little more on the top end to cut through the natural tendency of FM signals to compress and flatten.
    It could have been the case. I have some old vinyl promo stuff, and the mix even there often sounds different than the official album. Very true with old Stones stuff, Pink Floyd, Eagles...etc. Frankly, I actually like some of the broadcast edits better than the actual album.
    A friend of mine even has some OU812 era promo single CD's from when he worked at his radio station in Victoria, and they sound nowhere near as muddy as the final OU812 mix did.
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    Were the songs different too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Were the songs different too?
    haha! Sadly, no! Same shitty lyrics, and overall structure, but it was more listenable on the issue of it's sound, if that's good for anything.
    I still find myself saying "What the hell happened there?" lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Were the songs different too?
    that was fucking funny
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    I think if it was called the Eddie Van Halen-Gary Cherone project, it might have been received a little bit differently. I'm not saying it would've been a love-fest but maybe if Ed had said he was going in a different direction with the record...who knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Were the songs different too?
    Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    I've heard lots of complaints about the production quality of VH3 on this board. Upon the midnight release of VH3, I won a promo CD at a local music store (real easy task...just had to name all of VH's albums in order). The promo version sounds good. I think it is mixed well. All of the instruments blend well together in addition to the vocals. The production sounds fresh and organic, not compressed and under water. Are promo versions taken directly from the master tapes?
    Any chance you can torrent the promo version of VH3, I would love to get a copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder5150 View Post
    Any chance you can torrent the promo version of VH3, I would love to get a copy.
    I've never messed with the torrent stuff but I can try. I'm assuming I can download the CD on torrent format and post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM_5150 View Post
    I've never messed with the torrent stuff but I can try. I'm assuming I can download the CD on torrent format and post it?
    Thanks for giving it a shot, I appreciate it my friend.

    There are various bit torrent sites such as; BTJunkie, The Pirate Bay, and many more. These sites let people share anything from music to video games etc.

    Maybe Brett can let you share it here?

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    No that's copyrighted music so won't be up here. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    No that's copyrighted music so won't be up here. Sorry.
    No problem Brett, you run a legit site so I understand completely.

 

 

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