Worked hard on restoring Dream World... Jun 11, 2019 10:43:42 GMT
Post by jsdyson on Jun 11, 2019 10:43:42 GMT
I have been working on my mainline project for pretty much the last few years -- dropping in from time to time. Thank you for tolerating some of my previous attempted improvements. The normally available copy of 'Dream World' is undecoded DolbyA (the reason for the shrillness), and also is kind of a worst-case hit against DolbyA -- it is a kind of fragile noise reduction system, and certain kinds of material (like Dream World) can excite 'odd' behaviors. As a 'guilty pleasure', I have been trying to do the best possible to extract the most of Dream World from the normally available recording. If someone knows where/how to get a fully decoded version elsewhere, please let me know. This version was decoded from a Japanese copy of an ABBA Gold type collection (AFAIR.) Some ABBA releases aren't actually decoded, and this mostly causes a brighter
sound with more high frequency density.
This is for research and interest-in-the-group purposes -- and if someone knows how to put it on 'YouTube' or whatever, go ahead and do it -- then the monetization would be done properly, and everyone can more properly benefit. These works are owned by ABBA and their assignees -- and I want for them to benefit. (Up until now -- it has been pretty much impossible to fully decode this material. I am participating on a project that extracts as much as possible from old DolbyA encoded recordings.)
(Don't expect my result to sound as 'bright' as the normally avaiable version -- but it is probably much closer to the pre-DolbyA version. It is still too smushed.)