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Did anyone pick up the new Deftones album Koi No Yokan?

post #1 of 17
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I bought it on HD Tracks and it seems to have a better master than the cd release. Great album so far.

post #2 of 17

Sounds pretty good so far, been a big Deftones fan for a while; they are a great consistent band which doesn't bother me one bit.  I don't have the HD version though.

 

Had a look at Audacity and can confirm the album is all sausaged out :(


Edited by Mr.Sneis - 11/13/12 at 10:22am
post #3 of 17
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No but I scanned it and put this entry the the drdatabase http://dr.loudness-war.info/details.php?id=29375

post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by pmc64 View Post

I bought it on HD Tracks and it seems to have a better master than the cd release. Great album so far.

can you explain this?  i have the CD and although i really, really dig the album, there is a background static on quite a few of the tracks...

post #5 of 17

I think the album is killer. It's a good progression from Diamond Eyes, and they definitely didn't disappoint. Can't say much about the hi-fi aspect as I don't have the equipment to really test it, but it's great regardless.


Edited by Origin89 - 11/13/12 at 12:32pm
post #6 of 17
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can you explain this?  i have the CD and although i really, really dig the album, there is a background static on quite a few of the tracks...

Clipping?

post #7 of 17
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Clipping?

not according to audacity, it's a static only heard on quiet sections and guitarless bass sections, sounds like distortion...  

post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by ferday View Post

not according to audacity, it's a static only heard on quiet sections and guitarless bass sections, sounds like distortion...  

 

I think I know what you're talking about. It's sounds like a soft fuzz in the background. I didn't get my cd copy in yet, but that's how my mp3 version sounds like in some open parts. I still think this is one of, if not the best album they've done. It just flows so well.


Edited by Origin89 - 11/13/12 at 5:26pm
post #9 of 17
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I think I know what you're talking about. It's sounds like a soft fuzz in the background. I didn't get my cd copy in yet, but that's how my mp3 version sounds like in some open parts. I still think this is one of, if not the best album they've done. It just flows so well.

I really enjoy it! Kind of a combination of the aggressive early style, with the experimental/softer bent of white pony onwards.
post #10 of 17

Got the HDTracks version today and here's a comparison to the CD version. HD version is less squashed / boosted.

 

Deftones - Swerve City - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Swerve City - HDTracks Version (DR10)

 

deftones_swerve_city_compare.jpg

 

Deftones - Rosemary - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Rosemary - HDTracks Version (DR11)

 

deftones_rosemary_compare.jpg

 

Also, you can enter "wyred20" as a coupon at HDTracks to get 20% your order. From Wyred4Sound: Enter wyred20 when checking out at HD tracks and get 20% off your entire cart! Make sure and take advantage of this during the offer which is valid for one week from Nov. 10th to the 17th 2012.


Edited by highfilter - 11/13/12 at 7:06pm
post #11 of 17

How/why does this happen!!?

post #12 of 17
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Got the HDTracks version today and here's a comparison to the CD version. HD version is less squashed / boosted.

 

Deftones - Swerve City - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Swerve City - HDTracks Version (DR10)

 

deftones_swerve_city_compare.jpg

 

Deftones - Rosemary - CD Version (DR6)

Deftones - Rosemary - HDTracks Version (DR11)

 

deftones_rosemary_compare.jpg

 

Also, you can enter "wyred20" as a coupon at HDTracks to get 20% your order. From Wyred4Sound: Enter wyred20 when checking out at HD tracks and get 20% off your entire cart! Make sure and take advantage of this during the offer which is valid for one week from Nov. 10th to the 17th 2012.

 

Aah, so the CD version is brickwalled. That sucks, but it's still killer music.

post #13 of 17

I ended up with the CD anyways but now regret not having the 24-bit files.  I don't like the 24-bit Nevermind and Black Album so I dismissed HDTracks altogether.

post #14 of 17
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It's hit or miss. The new muse and the deftones albums have good masters. The linkin park albums are the same as the cd's.

post #15 of 17

Yeah I realize that now.  It's tough - basically anytime I'm thinking about a CD now I end up scouring the interwebs to determine if the mastering/compression is acceptable first.  Way more time consuming than it should be!

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