Originally Posted by Pete7
Yeah me, too, but I didn't catch that winky...So what do you really think, like remastered editions are just a marketing ploy? I always thought a remaster sounded a lot "tighter".
Well, it depends a lot on what you grew up with, I think. I assume that you're young, but that's not intended to be in any way derogatory
I don't like remasters of old classics that try to sound like the highly compressed and punched up sound that is the norm nowadays. I like a more relaxed presentation that is faithful to the original. Lots of artists want to reinvent themselves and still sound pertinent, so they naturally want their catalog punched up to sound more modern. David Bowie is a prime example of this. He's had his albums remastered a number of times and they just get worse and worse. The original CD releases on RCA, even though it is widely known they aren't from the masters, are highly prized because they are the only ones that aren't screwed up with high amounts of compression and equalization. And his latest remasters really aren't all that bad in comparison to the norm, but they are certainly not better in any way that I can hear. Just one example of many, but it is mostly a marketing ploy to have people rebuy their collection to get a more modern sound.