Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest spprw

Did Warp really use mp3s for some tracks on 26 Mixes?

Recommended Posts

Guest spprw

I read that somewhere - maybe here, I don't know. (I'm new here (hi))

 

If that is in fact true, which songs from this commercially-released album were sourced from mp3s?

 

That sounds incredibly lazy and I find it very hard to believe. Was that just a rumor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Heroes Remix was definitely sourced from mp3 as Warp (and Richard apparently) could no longer locate the DAT; looking at the 26 Mixes copy through a spectrogram reveals this.

Heroes is only available in it's full quality on a really obscure Japanese 3" CD release I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also a nasty digital artifact on Heroes that further validates the claim of it being sourced from an mp3 of poor quality, and further denigrates Warp for it's lack of care with the release.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

zehzaerhdzrsxe5uht

 

*accidental post

Edited by Goiter Sanchez
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest sirch

what time is love. 3pm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest spprw

so that's definitely the only one then? or is that the only one people are absolutely certain of?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest ruiagnelo

if there are more than 3 tracks, do you promise to throw your copy right in the garbage?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald

Certain that Your Head My Voice (Voix Revirement) on 26 Mixes For Cash is sourced from an mp3 (or whoever was responsible for the editing saved it as an mp3 file), and not a great bit rate mp3 either. If you were to do an ABX test on both the edit and the original remix sourced from the single, you'd spot it right away.

Edited by Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you gonna stop listening to them if they are MP3 sourced?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest spprw

that's not the point. they're charging people for mp3s they probably got from slsk. it just seems incredibly low rent and lazy. I have a very hard time believing a label like that couldn't get access to the masters needed to make it a properly prepared release.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest ruiagnelo

The Heroes Remix was definitely sourced from mp3 as Warp (and Richard apparently) could no longer locate the DAT; looking at the 26 Mixes copy through a spectrogram reveals this.

Heroes is only available in it's full quality on a really obscure Japanese 3" CD release I think.

 

wouldn't it be logical to get the track from the same source as that japanese release, if it had higher quality?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Journey sounds pretty shitty EVERY TIME the pads swell in volume

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Heroes Remix was definitely sourced from mp3 as Warp (and Richard apparently) could no longer locate the DAT; looking at the 26 Mixes copy through a spectrogram reveals this.

Heroes is only available in it's full quality on a really obscure Japanese 3" CD release I think.

 

wouldn't it be logical to get the track from the same source as that japanese release, if it had higher quality?

 

It would make sense, but Warp didn't bother sourcing it out from what I can tell. I recall hearing a story around here about Warp contacting Joyrex to see if he had that access to some of the source material for these mixes because they couldn't acquire them; I'll let him clear that info up if it's incorrect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that's not the point. they're charging people for mp3s they probably got from slsk. it just seems incredibly low rent and lazy. I have a very hard time believing a label like that couldn't get access to the masters needed to make it a properly prepared release.

 

you find it hard to believe?!

lol

 

stranger things have happened.

 

it's true.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest spprw

^ I have to plead ignorance here. I'd never assume they'd cut corners like that on one of their flagship artists' releases

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every new story like this I hear about warp, the more I hate them.

 

What has happened to warp...?

 

Oh right, shit like battles, grizzly bears, etc etc etc.

 

:cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every new story like this I hear about warp, the more I hate them.

 

What has happened to warp...?

 

Oh right, shit like battles, grizzly bears, etc etc etc.

 

:cry:

 

woah woah, you best not be dissin' Battles. They're IDM as fuck!

 

.. then again, I did have to strongly convince people here that Pivot/PVT were worth checking out, too many people dismiss them because they have a live drummer and guitarist. Which I find bizarre because I've had to convince some real life friends that they were good even though one of the members uses a laptop onstage :rolleyes:

Edited by modey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every new story like this I hear about warp, the more I hate them.

 

What has happened to warp...?

 

Oh right, shit like battles, grizzly bears, etc etc etc.

 

:cry:

 

woah woah, you best not be dissin' Battles. They're IDM as fuck!

 

.. then again, I did have to strongly convince people here that Pivot/PVT were worth checking out, too many people dismiss them because they have a live drummer and guitarist.

 

I can see the appeal to battles but it's just not my thing I guess. What I meant is more so that the wave of artists similar to battles kind of signaled an end of a different warp era....

 

Now there are a ton of artists similar to battles and it's kind of taken the scene over.

 

I pine for the days of aphex, squarepusher, LFO, plaid... the black dog......

 

It's just a different dimension of Warp I suppose.

 

Tbh I don't know wtf I mean. :emb:

Edited by StephenG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest spprw

the worst warp signing of all time has to be maximo park though :wtf:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every new story like this I hear about warp, the more I hate them.

 

What has happened to warp...?

 

Oh right, shit like battles, grizzly bears, etc etc etc.

 

:cry:

 

woah woah, you best not be dissin' Battles. They're IDM as fuck!

 

 

:facepalm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Heroes Remix was definitely sourced from mp3 as Warp (and Richard apparently) could no longer locate the DAT; looking at the 26 Mixes copy through a spectrogram reveals this.

Heroes is only available in it's full quality on a really obscure Japanese 3" CD release I think.

yeah it came with heroes the symphony or iirc

 

edit: yeah http://www.discogs.com/Philip-Glass-Heroes-Remix/release/545945

Edited by dr lopez

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every new story like this I hear about warp, the more I hate them.

 

What has happened to warp...?

 

Oh right, shit like battles, grizzly bears, etc etc etc.

 

:cry:

 

woah woah, you best not be dissin' Battles. They're IDM as fuck!

 

 

:facepalm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the worst warp signing of all time has to be maximo park though :wtf:

 

the worst signing of warp is everything that isn't electronic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the worst warp signing of all time has to be maximo park though :wtf:

 

the worst signing of warp is everything that isn't electronic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IDM fans: more closed minded than dude rock meatheads

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...