Monday, February 11, 2008

Soujiro's Lost Soul (Remaster Update)

I have now reached the 3:14 mark in my remaster of Soujiro's Lost Soul. Some of the scenes are tough to re-edit because I lengthened certain clips and duplicated parts of clips that is hard to mimic again. But as you can see by the side by side way I'm editing the video, I'm able to match the scenes pretty well. Also, these pictures above give you a good idea of the improvement of quality this video is getting (new video on the left, old video on the right). Hopefully I'll have this video pretty much done soon. I probably won't have it completely done until after spring break because the end of the video uses scenes from later episodes, and I left my Kenshin box set at home.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Blind Guardian Remasters

With the remaster of my AMV "Soujiro's Lost Soul" in progress, which uses Blind Guardian's "Punishment Divine" I have been listening to Blind Guardian's remastered albums that were released just last year. The remasters start with their first album "Battalions of Fear" and go all the way up to "Nightfall in Middle Earth."

I'm a huge Blind Guardian fan, and I agree that most of their older songs are better than their new ones. But I had never really been able to listen to their old stuff, because the masters sucked. The guitar was just way too low and the instruments kinda meshed together and clashed. It didn't have the vibrancy and quality their newer albums have. But that was before the remasters were released. Blind Guardian take all of their old songs, and up the quality to that of their current releases, making these old albums much better than they were when they first came out.

All of the remasters can be found on Dioses Del Metal (this link brings you to an archive page of 2007 albums including these Blind Guardian albums) I Highly recommend them all.