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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 01:36 PM
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Have you heard any of the "multitrack masters" that are floating around on the internets?
Somehow, digital copies of the multitrack recordings of a number of classic (and not so classic) songs have leaked onto the web. Each collection has a WAV file for each track of the original recording. You can hear things that were left out of the final mix, or really break down and study a mix. (I believe there are some things out there that include all the original effects settings, etc. for ProTools as well.) It's really a fascinating study of how records are made. I just compiled a list of what I've seen available:

Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Marvin Gaye - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper
Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
Beatles - She's Leaving Home
Beatles - A Day In The Life
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me (Work-in-progress version...completely different lead vocal track)
Def Leppard - Rock Of Ages
Def Leppard - Bringing On The Heartbreak
Bob Marley - Is This Love
Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Killer Queen
Queen - Brighton Rock
Queen - Get Down, Make Love
Eagles - Take It Easy
Nirvana - Marijuana
Nirvana - Penny Royal Tea (Loser)
Nirvana - Very Ape
Nirvana - Sappy (Verse Chorus Verse)
Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle
Jimmy Eats World - The Middle
Thrice - Image Of The Invisible
Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 01:54 PM
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1. wow
I knew some of the Beatles stuff was out there but I had no idea there were that many sets of tracks available. I am going to have to see if I can grab some and mix them just to see how good of a job I can do. I never dreamed I would be able to get hold of tracks like that.

thanks for the info :hi:
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 01:58 PM
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3. Regarding the Beatles...
I should mention that those are only 4 track masters. There's already quite a bit of stuff combined on each track, as one might expect. Still interesting to listen to.
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 02:01 PM
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5. absolutely
recorded mostly on Studer 1" 4 track machines. That was some really amazing work considering how it was done. They had to get the takes right when they recorded them, no cut/copy/paste/loop to rely on...
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 01:58 PM
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2. Where are these available?
I have not heard of them but would love to get my hands on them.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 01:59 PM
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4. Most are available on public torrent sites and Usenet.
PM me if you can't find them, and I'll try to point you in the right direction.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 02:03 PM
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6. Interesting.
Might have to check those out.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 02:07 PM
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7. There must be at least 80 wavfiles for each Def Leppard song, I'll bet.
Mutt Lange used to go nuts back then.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 02:13 PM
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8. Only 24, actually.
In the case of "Pour Some Sugar On Me," I suspect some of the tracks (particularly drums) are mixed down from a second slave machine. Or it's just possible that it was a rough early version, since the lead vocal track is so different. I haven't tried playing all the tracks at once and mixing it to see how close it is to the official version.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 02:21 PM
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9. The only one I ever heard was the vocal track to "Runnng With The Devil"
It was pretty cool.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 12:39 PM
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10. Dang it all...the Jimmy Eat World track is useless without ProTools.
It's a whole bunch of individual little bits that were probably strung together from the best performances, and it needs ProTools to put the whole session together.
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sonictimbo Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-08-08 06:42 PM
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11. Multitracks
Hi could you point me in the right direction of these multitracks especially the Def Leppard ones

I would much appreciate it!




Sonictimbo
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 08:07 AM
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16. You can find most of them on torrent sites...
Try www.mininova.org for a bunch. Most of them are also posted on Usenet.
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RadiationTherapy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-08-08 06:50 PM
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12. then torrent protools
what? stealing? what?
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dkerins Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 08:01 AM
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13. hmm
I'm having some trouble finding the Def Leppard and esp. the Jimmy Eat World files. I've had the other ones for some time. Can anyone help with this? Thanks!
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 08:07 AM
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14. The Def Leppard ones can be found on Usenet...
And possibly some private torrent sites. That's where I found the Jimmy Eat World one as well.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 08:07 AM
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15. coolness. Thanks for the info.
Will have to check this out.
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