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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by George on June 01, 2017, 12:55:14 PM »
I will say, though, that the more I'm listening to these MFiT albums, on my iPhone, playing through my car stereo, the more convinced I am that these are great!

Listened to "October" on October tonight, and it just sounds great.  Sounds like a much newer recording than 1981.

Are you saying that the lossy remasters sound better than the lossless CD versions?

To my ears (in some cases), yes.

Interesting.

Have you listened to the music without using iTunes/iPhone/iWhatever?  Does this mastering process take advantage of something specifically built in to the Apple world?  In a sense, would a CD burned from these files still sound better than the original?  If so, is it really "mastered for iTunes" or is it just mastered differently?  (I'm not expecting actual answers to the last bits as I don't expect anyone to have done this yet)
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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by U2Joshua on June 01, 2017, 12:29:26 PM »
I will say, though, that the more I'm listening to these MFiT albums, on my iPhone, playing through my car stereo, the more convinced I am that these are great!

Listened to "October" on October tonight, and it just sounds great.  Sounds like a much newer recording than 1981.

Are you saying that the lossy remasters sound better than the lossless CD versions?

To my ears (in some cases), yes.
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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by George on June 01, 2017, 11:29:27 AM »
I will say, though, that the more I'm listening to these MFiT albums, on my iPhone, playing through my car stereo, the more convinced I am that these are great!

Listened to "October" on October tonight, and it just sounds great.  Sounds like a much newer recording than 1981.

Are you saying that the lossy remasters sound better than the lossless CD versions?
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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by U2Joshua on May 31, 2017, 11:52:12 PM »
Thanks for these posts. It is rare that someone explains audio with being a d*** but you seemed to have done that. I really hear it in drums for Fast Cars on HTDAAB.

Thanks for the kind words.  I'm no authority on the matter, but as a hobbyist I take a keen interest.  ...just trying to figure all this out, and admittedly there's a good bit of speculation.

I will say, though, that the more I'm listening to these MFiT albums, on my iPhone, playing through my car stereo, the more convinced I am that these are great!

Listened to "October" on October tonight, and it just sounds great.  Sounds like a much newer recording than 1981.
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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by miryclay on May 31, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
Thanks for these posts. It is rare that someone explains audio with being a d*** but you seemed to have done that. I really hear it in drums for Fast Cars on HTDAAB.
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Discography & Releases / Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Last post by miryclay on May 31, 2017, 08:28:48 PM »
Thanks...
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Discography & Releases / Re: 05/26/2017: Mastered for iTunes releases
« Last post by U2Joshua on May 31, 2017, 04:33:33 PM »
Okay...  Songs of Innocence sounds like a different album :o

I will definitely have to compare the two versions. They have not remastered the deluxe edition bonus track that we know of, correct? The deluxe edition and SOI+ are still showing 2014 copyright dates on iTunes.

Correct (that's my assumption, too).

The implication, I think, is that while MFiT was birthed in 2012, many technical articles allude to the idea that the technology is only as good as the engineer using the process.  That is, I think they're becoming more skilled and more adept at using all that MFiT has to offer.  So, even though Achtung Baby got an MFiT release,, as well as SOI, recently they've gone back in and are exploring the fullness of what MFIT offers and are getting better masters than the original MFiT efforts.

I think this corroborates some of Bono's ongoing comments about The Edge staying in the studio, way too long, and not coming up for air, or to see the light of day, etc.

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Discography & Releases / Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Last post by Brad on May 31, 2017, 03:05:10 PM »
Yup. Comparing album version of R&H and the MFiT version of R&H album.
On neither can you hear Edge like you can on the Qobuz, which was the U2.com streaming version. I'm glad Brad hears that too.

So where did this version come from. Have they remastered the whole album?
It's not the version sent to iTunes, although that was supposed to be 'adjusted' to sound better. But on this MFiT version I can't hear Edge.

tell us MFit means.....

Mastered for iTunes
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Discography & Releases / Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Last post by miryclay on May 31, 2017, 01:14:57 PM »
Yup. Comparing album version of R&H and the MFiT version of R&H album.
On neither can you hear Edge like you can on the Qobuz, which was the U2.com streaming version. I'm glad Brad hears that too.

So where did this version come from. Have they remastered the whole album?
It's not the version sent to iTunes, although that was supposed to be 'adjusted' to sound better. But on this MFiT version I can't hear Edge.

tell us MFit means.....
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Discography & Releases / Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Last post by slaneman on May 30, 2017, 01:51:41 PM »
Yup. Comparing album version of R&H and the MFiT version of R&H album.
On neither can you hear Edge like you can on the Qobuz, which was the U2.com streaming version. I'm glad Brad hears that too.

So where did this version come from. Have they remastered the whole album?
It's not the version sent to iTunes, although that was supposed to be 'adjusted' to sound better. But on this MFiT version I can't hear Edge.
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