Original Master vs Digital Remaster

Progrez

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Which versions of tracks do you prefer. I much prefer the Original Master.

Apparently, the original Juzzy version was never released. This is the version I grew up with it.

This 2022 remaster removes all of the warmth the original had and the original sounds less punchier and less louder.


Which one do you prefer? and why?
 
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trancedanne

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Yeah that remaster is just horrible, on the same level as the remaster for Solar Fields Earthshine album
 

dmgtz96

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There isn't a set rule for when the original master vs. remaster sounds better. Some remasters suck, like Solar Fields' Earthshine. Some original masters are in desperate need of a re-recording/remaster, like M.I.K.E. - Totally Fascinated (M.I.K.E.'s totally mix) and Thomas Bronzwaer - Shadow World.
 

Progrez

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Airwave's remastered version sound bad too. The original 2006 icarus mix was so warm and beautiful and smooth.


Listen to those pads and vocal sample they sound so heavily compressed and that crash cymbal in the intro sounds so off. Who the hell remastered this? It can't be Airwave someone from Bonzai really needs to go back to school.

 
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Airwave's remastered version sound bad too. The original 2006 icarus mix was so warm and beautiful and smooth.


Listen to those pads and vocal sample they sound so heavily compressed and that crash cymbal in the intro sounds so off. Who the hell remastered this? It can't be Airwave someone from Bonzai really needs to go back to school.

I wouldn't say bad. Just went into another direction, sounds more darker with an accent on the bassline and drums and less on the melody. Some people may enjoy the re-enveted version more, also this shouldn't count as remaster, its a different versiom. I myself am on the middle in this case, both sound interesting in their own way.