Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

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Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby Pocketplayer » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:06 pm

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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby langmick » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:40 pm

I picked it up.

Alex sounds loose as a goose and is really nailing the tunes, mixing it up with Eddie and Dave.

The drum sound is MASSSSSSIVE.
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby Gaddabout » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:26 pm

“Let's try some of my songs.” Dave Grohl, top sign drummer will be fired.
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby amoergosum » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:46 pm

langmick wrote:The drum sound is MASSSSSSIVE.


Unfortunately the dynamic range of the CD is terrible (DR5).
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby Yussuf » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:05 am

langmick wrote:The drum sound is MASSSSSSIVE.


I'd say massively shitty. To my ears there's no punch in the drums due to heavy compression. But that's what they do to so many albums these days. Listen to 1984 and then this one at the SAME volume and you'll agree.
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby amoergosum » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:51 am

Yussuf wrote:I'd say massively shitty. To my ears there's no punch in the drums due to heavy compression. But that's what they do to so many albums these days. Listen to 1984 and then this one at the SAME volume and you'll agree.



Exactly.

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foobar2000 1.1.5 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2012-02-07 09:56:30

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Analyzed: Van Halen / A Different Kind Of Truth
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR5 0.00 dB -6.46 dB 4:43 01-Tattoo
DR5 0.00 dB -5.52 dB 2:57 02-She's The Woman
DR6 0.00 dB -7.13 dB 3:43 03-You And Your Blues
DR6 0.00 dB -6.71 dB 3:14 04-China Town
DR5 0.00 dB -6.85 dB 4:27 05-Blood And Fire
DR5 0.00 dB -5.92 dB 2:31 06-Bullethead
DR5 0.00 dB -7.12 dB 4:47 07-As Is
DR6 0.00 dB -7.23 dB 3:47 08-Honeybabysweetiedoll
DR6 0.00 dB -6.65 dB 3:59 09-The Trouble With Never
DR5 0.00 dB -6.07 dB 2:53 10-Outta Space
DR6 0.00 dB -7.79 dB 4:07 11-Stay Frosty
DR6 0.00 dB -6.85 dB 3:51 12-Big River
DR6 0.00 dB -7.50 dB 5:04 13-Beats Workin'
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Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR5
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby langmick » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:18 pm

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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby Steve Holmes » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:14 pm

Some cool recent interviews
http://vimeo.com/vanhalen

It''s refreshing seeing these guys be mature and getting along, while the music still kicks ass. Love Alex!
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby Pocketplayer » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:41 am

Alex really is the center of VH...he has such a strong presence with the band.
I was floored at his drinking issues after hearing Sammy's audio book...like
the guy waking 20 mins before a performance and beer bonging.

Glad they survived all of this and got to the other proverbial side...
you nailed it Steve...more maturity with age (it has its advantages).

On the first video release party, I was struck at the role Alex plays
in his drumming. He is very confident in what he plays and his role as big bro.
This is a stark contrast to the very early days when I saw VH at the
LA Coliseum on one of those band weekends. He was all over the place,
playing ruff fills over Dave until Roth said, "Al...take it easy bro" and addressed
the audience as only Diamond Dave could.

Man, they were the best show on earth back in the day.

Vintage Dave at his best...



VH as I remember back in the day!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB217zJmKY&feature=related[/youtube]
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Re: Van Halen - (Previews of A Different Kind of Truth)

Postby BennyAndTheSkins » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:15 am

It's great to see Dave interview Al and Ed (and letting them talk!)..... definitely more maturity, and mellowness with age. I had no idea their Mom was from Indonesia...... So cool.....

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