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Old 27th February 2007, 08:16 AM
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New info about A Best 2 tracks mastered

A BEST 2 website updated with the following info about the tracks:

【全曲L.A.にてリマスタリング!】
今回、2001年にリリースされた「evolution」から2007年最初の新曲までをひとつのベスト・ アルバムとしてまとめるにあたって、全曲リマスタリングを敢行!
歌い直しやリミックス、リアレンジなどを施すのではなく、それぞれの楽曲がリリースされた当時の息吹を伝え るために、全てオリジナル・ヴァージョンで収録。ただし、それぞれのマスターを並べるだけでなく、Upda teした2007年ヴァージョンにするためにayuが採用したのが、このリマスタリング(=新たにマスタリ ングし直す)という手法。
そして、この約6年間の軌跡を一つのサウンドとしてまとめあげるために選んだマスタリング・エンジニアが、 ロサンゼルスのBernie Grundman Mastering(バーニー・グランドマン・マスタリング)所属、Brian "Big Bass" Gardner(ブライアン "ビッグ・ベース" ガードナー)。グラミー賞で度々表彰され、世界中の超一流アーティストの作品を長年に渡り手掛けてきた世界 を代表するマスタリング・エンジニア。
今作『A BEST 2』も“Big Bass”の異名を取る彼らしく、低域をグッと出し、歌を前面に立たせるマスタリングにより、より迫力ある サウンドに仕上がっている。

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【It is Lima Staring in all tune L.A. 】
This time, when everything from "evolution" released in 2001 to the first new song in 2007 is put together as one best album, all tune Lima Staring is dared.
To tell breath at that time at the time of trying a singing and no remix and no rear cooking stove, etc. are given but be released each music, everything is collected by the original version. However, it is a technique named this Lima Staring (It tries to do mastering = newly) that ayu adopted it to make it to the version in 2007 when each mastering not only is arranged but also Update was done.
And, the mastering engineer who chose to bring up this tracks of about six years as one sound is Bernie Grundman Mastering belonging and Brian of Los Angeles (Barney grand man mastering)"Big Bass" Gardner (Brian "Big base" Gardner). Mastering engineer who is frequently commended by Grammy, and represents the world where work of five-star artist all over the world has been handled over many years.
It seems to be him where work 'A BEST 2' now also takes the alias of “Big Bass", and a low region is put out with Gtsu, and it is in front of of the song ..sound with power or more.. finished by mastering to make it stand.

http://abest2.com/index.html#track

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Old 27th February 2007, 08:19 AM
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I read this before, and I didn't get what it meant. I still don't actually
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Old 27th February 2007, 08:26 AM
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so basically, she re-mastered all her songs. wasn't that kind of expected?
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Old 27th February 2007, 08:32 AM
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Yeah, they were remastered or w/e in Los Angeles..

It says in the booklet. I was wondering why that was there..

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Old 27th February 2007, 08:56 AM
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Old 27th February 2007, 09:01 AM
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Remastering is, at its core, the process of creating a new master for an album, movie, or any other creation. It tends to nowadays specifically refer to the process of porting a creation from one medium to another, but this is not always the case. For example, a vinyl LP originally pressed from a worn-out copy tape many tape generations removed from the "original" master recording could be remastered and re-pressed from a better condition tape.

Here buzz-speak and practical application collide. In actuality, all CDs created from analogue sources are technically digitally remastered. The process of creating a digital transfer of an analogue tape re-masters the material in the digital domain, even if nothing "special"--no equalization, compression, or other processing--is done to the material.

Ideally, because of their high resolution, a CD or DVD (or other) release should come from the best source possible, with the most care taken during its transfer. This does not always happen. The earliest days of the CD era found record companies using whatever tapes they had lying around to create their CDs, with frequently underwhelming results. An nth-generation tape equalized for vinyl frequency response might be deemed perfectly acceptable by a record company, and (importantly) might be much easier to locate than the "original" source master. Additionally, the earliest days of the CD era found digital technology in its infancy, which also aided often poor sounding digital transfers marked by dropouts, underutilization of Signal-To-Noise Ratio, etc. The earliest days of the DVD era were hardly any different, with early DVD copies of movies frequently being produced from worn prints, with low bitrates and muffled audio. When the first CD remasters turned out to bestsellers--see, for example, the box set boom--companies soon realized that new editions of bare-bones back catalogue items could compete with new releases as a source of revenue. Back catalogue values skyrocketed, and today it is not unusual to see expanded and remastered editions of fairly modern albums (e.g. "New Miserable Experience" by the Gin Blossoms).

Theoretically, digital remastering should solve some of these problems. Original master tapes, or something close to them, can be used to make CD releases. Better processing choices can be used. Better prints can be utilized, with sound elements remixed to 5.1 and obvious print flaws digitally corrected. The modern era gives content providers almost unlimited ways to touch up, doctor, and "improve" their creations and products, and as each release promises improved sound, video, extras and others, producers hope these upgrades will entice consumers into making a purchase.
This is essentially what was done to A BEST 2.. the tracks were "polished" from their previous forms into "newer and better quality" tracks..
So "upgraded" could be a word to describe what was done..

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Old 27th February 2007, 09:19 AM
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but they weren't re-sung... it's digitally made... well, at least they won't be the VERY SAME songs in the previous albums.
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Old 27th February 2007, 09:27 AM
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For anyone who still don't understand re-mastering, think of it as what happened to alterna, single -> album version.

It'll probably be quite noticeable on a number of tracks, especially if you listen to them immediately after listening to the original version.
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Old 27th February 2007, 09:28 AM
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Old 27th February 2007, 09:33 AM
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but they weren't re-sung... it's digitally made... well, at least they won't be the VERY SAME songs in the previous albums.
Uh, duh? No one said anything about resinging at all. LOL

I don't know where that came from D:
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:26 PM
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I wonder how noticeable the remastering will be...
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:33 PM
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All songs re-mastering?
Hope there won't be any re-singing. XD
I love her old voices, and I don't want her current over-vibrato to ruin the old hits I love <3
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:44 PM
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WOW! all re-mastered..thats so cool..
so there is still no news on re-singing?...hope she does re sing some of the songs..

but all re-mastering is really cool ... atleast we get to hear something different
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:45 PM
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i think i can't find the songs' differences
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:48 PM
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For anyone who still don't understand re-mastering, think of it as what happened to alterna, single -> album version.

It'll probably be quite noticeable on a number of tracks, especially if you listen to them immediately after listening to the original version.
Hey, what is the difference between the single version and the album version?? They sound the same for me.
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Old 27th February 2007, 12:59 PM
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It sounds the same for me but I have bad sound on my notebook. I need to listen to my ipod.

But Memorial Address sounds a bit different to me.
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Old 27th February 2007, 01:17 PM
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interesting...so we can hear a better sound output from the old songs...
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Old 27th February 2007, 01:41 PM
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I still hope she resung some songs ^^ this would be sooo cool ^^
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Old 27th February 2007, 01:46 PM
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Hey, what is the difference between the single version and the album version?? They sound the same for me.
Make sure that the two versions of it you have is the single and original versions for sure. The difference is quite apparent, for example you can hear it clearly on the "hey hey heeey"'s in the beginning.
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