Original Generation 1 Score to be released on vinyl on March 9 2018

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    They are???? OMG!

    Did you know I'm not a 15 year old? I like to look at the artwork, usually while I listen to them, but I don't want my walls plastered with them.
     
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    Funny thing is, 'tactile' was the first word that came to mind when I was writing this follow up post. Most people under the age of 20 has no idea what that's like to have such an experience.

    I do agree that new vinyl should be free of cracks and pops. I buy new vinyl all the time and enjoy listening on my days off. Autorip from Amazon gives me the digital copy for those days where I do not have time to be at home. And a bit o' pops and cracks on a vintage vinyl just adds to the warmth. Not to mention the inserts, gatefolds, liner notes, etc.
     
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    Cool. I was more into it from 1993 through 2002. My thing was the heavy 808 type of stuff. I did get into trip hop when planet soul came out. But as the miami dance music scene died out, I got more into music production and tried my hand at making crunk type beats. The guy who taught me how to do it was one of the founding members of the group Freestyle (dont stop the rock, its automatic) He owned a recording studio that I did some stuff out there..
     
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    Lol. I used to be the same way with CDs until I discovered MP3s. Ive never been much of a super fan of any particular artist. Now a days if you wanna read about them just hit the internet. You can read up on all the dirt too. Thats when I no longer felt inclined to support them beyond listening to their music.
     
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    nice :) 
     
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    Thanks. I can tell you it was a blessing growing up here in Miami. Everything you see in those 2 live crew videos was commonplace in the clubs especially when DJ Laz was hosting. Good times...
     
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    At least in my case, I'm hesitant to take that risk. One of the first things I did when I first got Internet access, back in '96 was look for somewhere to buy the original score. I was utterly surprised to discover that the soundtrack to one of the biggest cartoons of the '80s, a property which was still going strong ten years later, had never been released. It's now more than twenty years later and I'm still waiting.

    If a wider release were such an inevitability one would think it would have already happened decades ago. It's clearly that this is not a "soundtrack release", it's primarily a collectible which contains music as a novelty, so banking on a wider CD/digital release sometime down the road is a shaky proposition at best. This score represents a bit of a holy grail for me, one that I've spent much of my life waiting for and it's now being dangled in front of me but just out of reach. I actually find myself browsing Amazon's selection of turntables looking for some way to actually play one stupid soundtrack, and even then just so I can to rip it to digital.
     
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    They better release this digitally. Why limit it on Vinyls anyway.
    In the end it\'s all about getting profit. Release it on all forms of media.
     
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    Without wishing to seem immodest (naturally), it's all about asking the right questions in the right way...

    g1 vol 2.jpg
     
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    First, don't worry: this thing will, WILL be released on CD at some point. Maybe not available for digital download or anything, and I don't blame them for that (why just make it easier for people to steal your music on a niche product anyway?), but CD for sure at some point. They make just as much money selling to the limited (but dominant, as far as physical music sales go) than they would releasing it in larger quantities but for less overall return (which you'd get with all the downloading, piracy). Were the Transformers not from the 80s, the last of the true vinyl days, I'd see very little point to releasing it in that format. But considering most of us here at in their 40s (at least by the unofficial tallies of the various 'how old are you?' threads here), they're doing the smarted thing: release only 2000 vinyl, guaranteed sell em out, then put out the CD to make a few more pennies.

    As far as vinyl goes, it's the same nostalgia as I feel for Transformers...even though I never myself owned a player until the mid 2000s, far before the word hipster was even a thing on the internet. I love the vinyl experience, but of course I'm not going to sit here and convince you records sound better. They sound good, and harken back to an era of when that actually mattered somewhat (and translated in moving more units, making more money). Now, very few bother. But if I were an artist, I'd release vinyl ONLY releases for physical copies, and MP3 download months afterwards. It's just the smart thing to do if you want to capitalize on physical album sales. Very few are buying CDs, and the majority stream. So unless you're touring, you're relying on merch. Vinyl is the way to go.

    The biggest thing that makes the anti-vinyl "you're a hipster" crowd correct is this: this album was most likely completely digitally remastered ANYWAY, cleaned up and all that, and then they're pressing a digital recording to an analog medium. That's nothing new: most new bands are doing this with the exception of a few like RHCP (where they keep the recording process as analog as possible, using tape), but nobody can convince me, a vinyl fan, that the vinyl will sound better than a CD for this soundtrack when, like I said, it's most likely digitally recorded in the first place. But this is about making money, and the vinyl will do that for them. I hope to get mine of Friday, will let you all know how that goes :D 
     
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    I can pretty well guarantee that it will be available digitally, perhaps not officially but if one doesn't mind pirating music that is not otherwise available it will be out there to get.

    But if a legitimately acquired soundtrack is a grail item for you, then it might be worth the purchase of a turntable. If Hasbro likes making money though, it will be sold in other formats at some point.
     
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    Well, for vinyl mastering we used to produce our songs in 24bit and 48KHz. For direct to digital you usually only use 44KHz and 16bit.
     
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    ...higher bitrates are only required during digital mastering to keep signal-processing artifacts beyond the audible range; for simple playback, 44/16 is sufficient to represent the entire spectrum of human hearing with mathematical perfection...
     
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    If I recall correctly, what we were referring to mastering back then was actually the mixdown. The actual mastering happened then before it was pressed. Old habits of using the wrong word. But they required you to send it in 24bit/48KHz.
     
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    ...likewise: i always conflate both stages, but you’re absolutely correct...
     
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    So, it's March 9th.
     
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    Either the website was updated or I did not see it on my last views. But the record is available at noon ET. If I googled that correctly, it appears that it will be here at 18:00 (and UK 19:00 I guess?). Which is a bit unfortunate, as I will be on the train at that time heading back home after work. I hope I have sufficient signal...
     

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