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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

When this score was first released, someone had told me that majority of the tracks were in mono. And so this was one of the factors that has caused me to hesitate getting it all this time. But just recently I here mention that its all in stereo.
Can anyone confirm this?

Oh and just out of curiosity, how many copies are left after all this time? This score has been on sale 2 or 3 times and it still hasn't sold out yet?

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Most of it is stereo but some key tracks are mono, or sound mono. Very poor considering the isolated score on the DVD is fine. Should never have been released like this. Avoid IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Absolute rubbish! I may not be the best audiophile in the world but I can hardly tell.

Well done for LLL for releasing this score. don't avoid - pick it up before it gets expensive.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 3:00 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

This CD sounds perfectly fine. A splendid release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

This CD sounds perfectly fine. A splendid release.

Agreed , it sounds great - go ahead and buy it. There's nothing wrong with the sound

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

So the last 3 of you are of disagreeing with it being mono or even sounding like its mono?
Well, to any of you who have heard the B007L39, how does it sound in comparison?

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I have the CD and have heard it and never could hear any tracks being mono. Not sure what that guy was complaining about it being mono.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Bromhead   (Member)

i have both the boot and official release.Other than the main titles and a few other tracks the majority of the score on the boot sounded almost like mono,very little left and right seperation its much more noticeable when listening throw headphones but not so much throw loud speakers.

I was expecting it to be different on the official release but it isnt,its exactly the same.

Dont get me wrong it does sound great but i cant understand why the score is like that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

I bought it in the sale a couple of weeks back, and it's been on constant rotation ever since. I don't care what the sources are, it all sounds great to me. If you like the film/score, get the CD, simple as that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Bromhead   (Member)

I bought it in the sale a couple of weeks back, and it's been on constant rotation ever since. I don't care what the sources are, it all sounds great to me. If you like the film/score, get the CD, simple as that.

yes it is a great score and is worth a purchase....

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Absolute rubbish! I may not be the best audiophile in the world but I can hardly tell.

Well done for LLL for releasing this score. don't avoid - pick it up before it gets expensive.


You must be deaf?

Doug Fake's comment on the CD from Intrada...

"Curiously, audio mix sometimes plays in crisp stereo, other times essentially in mono"

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

This was addressed on this very board back when the CD came out. The mix was Mancina's own, and his choice.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=45364&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

Absolute rubbish! I may not be the best audiophile in the world but I can hardly tell.

Well done for LLL for releasing this score. don't avoid - pick it up before it gets expensive.


You must be deaf?

Doug Fake's comment on the CD from Intrada...

"Curiously, audio mix sometimes plays in crisp stereo, other times essentially in mono"


Well clearly I am not deaf or I would not enjoy film music! I do say that I may not be the best at analysing sound but I think the disc is fine as do the majority of posters on this thread.

So no i am not deaf!

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

As SchiffyM pointed out, the issue was addressed in another thread at the time of the release.

We have to live with the fact that these are the final mixes and there's nothing we can do about it. If you hate that fact, then sell your disc it's that simple.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2010 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I was never aware of this issue until this thread's existence.

That said, it doesn't change my opinion about La-La Land's Bad Boys release. I bought the CD months ago (haven't heard it yet) but I found nothing wrong based on the sound samples on the website.

It's Mark Mancina, and I'm glad we have this release at all.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2010 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

@ShiffyM
This was addressed on this very board back when the CD came out. The mix was Mancina's own, and his choice.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=45364&forumID=1&archive=0


Thanks for the link, I had done my own search but didn't get such results.
So Mark Mancina purposely mixed most of the score in mono and approved it for the film, and apparently Sony also agreed to use it. Now my question is WHY? I know that official decisions were made, but they don't sound like Good decisions. Surely Mancina must have felt what he was doing was unusual. Why didn't he save a stereo mix just case it was needed later, like for a soundtrack release or a movie-based video game or something? I have heard of examples of tracks of SFX, instruments, and synths being removed from a soundtrack mix because it masked dialog or other important things, but what benifit would a mono score give you.......unless......you're trying to save bandwidth to insert more track into the mix??.....nah can't be, the music ain't that complex. What about the songs in the film, were they in mono too?


From BrendonKelly
I do say that I may not be the best at analysing sound but I think the disc is fine as do the majority of posters on this thread.

From Bromhead
don't care what the sources are, it all sounds great to me.

From Vosk
I have the CD and have heard it and never could hear any tracks being mono. Not sure what that guy was complaining about it being mono.

From MikeP
Agreed , it sounds great

From Allardyce
I just listened to the album last night and it's EXCELLENT. I love every bit of it, it sounds great, and it's a finely produced album

From Panavision
I have no issues with the mono sound. It makes no difference to me;



As sad prelude to the death of high definition audio........cue the violin.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2011 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   Aggelos   (Member)

@ShiffyM

Thanks for the link, I had done my own search but didn't get such results.
So Mark Mancina purposely mixed most of the score in mono and approved it for the film, and apparently Sony also agreed to use it. Now my question is WHY? I know that official decisions were made, but they don't sound like Good decisions. Surely Mancina must have felt what he was doing was unusual. Why didn't he save a stereo mix just case it was needed later, like for a soundtrack release or a movie-based video game or something?




Wait? What?
In the whole it sounds good, but sometimes it gives a weird impression - something close to monaural sound

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2018 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Watched the film last nigh, a great score by Mancina!

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2018 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   Jeyl   (Member)

I remember getting this soundtrack at Comic Con. First thing that struck me about this release wasn't the music, but the linear booklet. I'm usually accustomed to seeing pictures from the film adorn the release, but not here! Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are nowhere to be seen. Dang, did they ask for too much to be included on the freaking cover and booklet? I was glad to see Theresa Randle though!

This is by no means criticism. I'm absolutely fine with this! Sometimes likeness rights can be more trouble than it's worth.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2018 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are nowhere to be seen. Dang, did they ask for too much to be included on the freaking cover and booklet?

Yes.

 
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