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Will the next round of Zeppelin releases use "de-mixing" (and maybe AI tech)?


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Hello everyone

It's been four years since The Beatles Hollywood Bowl re-release came out where they "de-mixed" the tracks to improve the sound quality.  Obviously, with all the Zeppelin bootlegs out there, the potential is huge to do this with Zeppelin too.  So has there been any word of Jimmy Page commenting on this, or hinting at it?  Hollywood Bowl was recorded on three tracks, most soundboards are just two.

I'm also wondering if we're going to see any AI upscaling.  It would be a fairly straight-forward process at this point to take soundboards and use them as a guide to generate simulated sounds/instruments.

It may even be possible to restore lower audio quality bootlegs like Providence 73!

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I have not heard anything about the band using the "de-mix" technology. I've used it to do stereo remasters of 9/29/71, 3/14/69, and 1/22/73, with 9/28/71 and 5/25/75 to come shortly. Here's a thread on this site where I go into details and provide examples of some of the projects I've worked on. As far as I know, no one else is using this technology in the Zeppelin remaster community. 

 

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IA Tech and De-Mixing are really interesting and will continue evolving the next years. Imagine taking a good quality soundboard and then split into multi-tracks, you can work into good official materials.

 

It increases the chance of more live albums like a compilation of best 1977 or 1980 tours. Or maybe more stuff like japan 71/72 or australia/new zealand 72. Ideally, one record for each tour (there are 30 tours LZ made in their career)

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22 minutes ago, zeppelin_starship said:

IA Tech and De-Mixing are really interesting and will continue evolving the next years. Imagine taking a good quality soundboard and then split into multi-tracks, you can work into good official materials.

 

It increases the chance of more live albums like a compilation of best 1977 or 1980 tours. Or maybe more stuff like japan 71/72 or australia/new zealand 72. Ideally, one record for each tour (there are 30 tours LZ made in their career)

It would not surprise me one bit if in five year time the tech has evolved to where you can take a vocal of Robert from say Montreal 1975, run it through a processor which has Robert's voce samples from 70'-71', and come back with Montreal 1975 having a 71' era Robert vocal applied to the contemporary songs. Maybe cheating but it would be cool as hell.

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