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post #31 of 97
I'm not getting DDoS'd today on the 4/28/71 torrent (flac16 version). Getting the 150KB/s download speed that's about all my DSL line can do. What I've listened to so far sounds very good. If the snow doesn't bring down a tree limb on the power lines, I'll have the whole thing in another 3 hours.
post #32 of 97
I've got the music. I manually tagged the files. Now I need some suitable cover art.

Anyone have suggestions for generic Grateful Dead images that could be used as cover art for various etree downloads? I'm compulsive and must have album art for all files in my library.
post #33 of 97
Wow so much response to a GD thread~! I am so, so happy to see this on headfi especially now when I've been getting kind of bummed around here.

To those who are downloading 4/29 and are not so familiar with the Grateful Dead, I highly recommend you try to listen to the whole show first and not just the song you got the show for. One of the things that makes 4/29 legendary is the flawless transitions between songs. It's one of the things that is easy to point out to others as evidence that their music is extraordinary.

Also just to add that yes, Charlie Miller sources are usually the best to get. I also prefer the sound quality on much of his work to that of the official releases, they sound a little hollow and too digitized and CD-ish for my taste. The descriptions of the 'official release sound' that others have provided here are excellent and accurate.

I was lucky enough to bump into CM a couple of months ago and snag his ENTIRE COLLECTION (at the time) on a 2TB drive. I felt like I won the lottery and was dancing around for two weeks straight, especially since I just don't have the internet power to download all the shows I want.

But for everyone else, all the shows are up there there on etree.org, and upgrades are always getting more and more upgraded... the community is definitely as active as ever.
post #34 of 97
I finished my first time through the (FLAC16) show today. 3.4 hours, says iTunes. Definitely a good concert, and excellent quality, with the exception of a couple of short lo-fi patches.
post #35 of 97
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Originally Posted by spinneresque View Post

I was lucky enough to bump into CM a couple of months ago and snag his ENTIRE COLLECTION (at the time) on a 2TB drive. I felt like I won the lottery and was dancing around for two weeks straight, especially since I just don't have the internet power to download all the shows I want.
I would prefer this to winning the lotto.
post #36 of 97
Thread Starter 
We deadheads need to stick together on here

If you have a lot of the official releases I highly recommend an HDCD DAC, or HDCD CDP, makes a world of difference. When you listen to the HDCD official releases without HDCD they don't sound right.
post #37 of 97
Yep Regal, we talked about my efforts to get HDCD sound some way, some how, a while back. I put it on hold for the time being... but someday!!!
post #38 of 97
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post
I've got the music. I manually tagged the files. Now I need some suitable cover art.

Anyone have suggestions for generic Grateful Dead images that could be used as cover art for various etree downloads? I'm compulsive and must have album art for all files in my library.
I can do better than that:

deadpieshop

Go to the 71 page, and grab the 4-29-71 cover!!!
post #39 of 97
Thanks Skylab, that link is sick.
post #40 of 97
just found this thread. need me some more jerry

I was getting tired of the dicks picks and am long since tired of the studio cd's.

for live shows, I have more DAT tapes than time to copy them over. many of them are 90meter tapes (rather than the proper 60m ones) and so they are glitchy (sigh) and probably not even worth importing to a pc.

anyway, good to see some other heads around here
post #41 of 97
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Originally Posted by regal View Post
We deadheads need to stick together on here

If you have a lot of the official releases I highly recommend an HDCD DAC, or HDCD CDP, makes a world of difference. When you listen to the HDCD official releases without HDCD they don't sound right.
I never noticed, myself. I used to use an audio alchemy DDE3.0 dac (damned expensive, damned poor build and damned op-amp burnout ad infinitum) but it did have HDCD ability.

maybe my system was not 'up to it' at the time but I never heard any problems with the cd in a non-hdcd player, either. I'm just not convinced that their initial recordings were THAT clear, that they'd benefit from hdcd..
post #42 of 97
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post
I've got the music. I manually tagged the files. Now I need some suitable cover art.

Anyone have suggestions for generic Grateful Dead images that could be used as cover art for various etree downloads? I'm compulsive and must have album art for all files in my library.
If its for use in a PMP, I just use this same pic as the 'album art' for all the Dead shows I tag for portable use. (I use a 1st gen Zune) Use it if ya like ... the price is right.

post #43 of 97
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Originally Posted by Olias of Sunhillow View Post
These are pretty exciting in the Dead trading world.

For those who don't know, Charlie Miller has provided the Dead's fabled 4/26-4/29/71 run as new files directly from the 2-track master reels. A couple things to note:

2. All three are available in either 16/44.1 or 24/96 filesets. This is huge, as they are some of the first real landmark shows to truly warrant the 24/96 treatment. I always download the bigger files when they're available, but it's not often that the difference between 16/44.1 and 24/96 is that obvious when we're talking about first row balcony master audience reels from 1980 or something. With these filesets, and especially with 4/29, there's ample reason to choose the 24/96.
Are the shows from 4/26 and 4/27 posted somewhere other than bt.etree? At the moment I'm only seeing 4/28 and 4/29 over there.

Also curious, does anyone know if there is a definitive Dead discussion forum similar to head-fi for headphones?
post #44 of 97
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
I can do better than that:

deadpieshop

Go to the 71 page, and grab the 4-29-71 cover!!!
Awesome! I knew there had to be a site like that (google wasn't being very helpful). Deadheads wouldn't let something like that slip. Thank you
post #45 of 97
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Originally Posted by subtle View Post

Also curious, does anyone know if there is a definitive Dead discussion forum similar to head-fi for headphones?
memories of rec.music.gdead. before the web, it was 'dead central' online.
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