Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Various Artists, Donald Glaude|
Sampling The Future: An Introduction to Electronic Sound of America
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
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Awesome songs. Horrible Audio
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 08/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Basically the track list and mixing are great. The songs picked are really great and the way Donald Glaude (the DJ who mixed this CD) put them together is just as good. But there is a problem. This CD doesn't sound like a CD. It sounds like a cassette tape, and not a very good one at that. Here lies the problem with this CD.
Donald Glaude has to be given his accolades for putting this together. Tracks like FREE YOUR MIND, DUSK and LA LA LA are just some of the really sweet songs that are in this CD. There are just a few tracks that I'm not thrilled with (like NEW GROOVE). These great songs are the only reason this CD doesn't get a much lower rating.
It seems Glaude created this CD by recording directly from two turntables as he is doing the mixing live. Sounds cool, right? Well... no. Whatever equipment he used to record and master that amazing mix had to be ultra low-end on the quality scale because the actual audio you come up with is horrid. You get distorted, muddy, lifeless sound that doesn't deserve to be on a CD.
You're better off finding these songs from some other sources (good luck), however give credit to Donald for putting them together for you. As for buying this CD only do it if you want to use it for preview purposes or do not care about audio fidelity in any way."
Ok, not great
Matthew Walsh | San Carlos, CA USA | 01/23/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I like a few tracks. The sound quality to me sounded terrible - like the high end got cut off."