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Old 08-28-2012, 06:43 AM
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I've always wondered why the quality was really terrible and chibi's voice barely sounds real. as much as I like the songs. even with nothing and nowhere.

also do you think they'll ever redo the rest of the songs? does anyone here own an actual copy of the demos?

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Old 08-28-2012, 07:35 AM
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As they were just starting out, I doubt they had the proper means or recording, mixing, or mastering the songs, especially for the sound they were going for. To me it sounds like when they were mastering it all their levels went super flat.

I don't know a full explanation, it's just my guess. Somehow I doubt they will ever redo them as well, but you never know...?
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:39 AM
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^probably this
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I'm going on record and saying that the demo's lower quality value is one of the reasons I find it so hauntingly charming.
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I think at least one person here (can't remember who) actually owns a demo. As for the quality, what Milky said. Remaking them... well, it's possible, but not probable. I'd say that if remaking them was on TBM's to-do list, it'd be pretty low on said list.
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it makes it sound very atmospheric and mystic. I love it. it transports me to a different world
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I think it just makes them sound so young and fun as well
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I just saw one of the imagica demos sold on ebay for like $500.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:34 PM
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That would probably make the band sad. I know they were on a stance of not seeing their fans spend large sums for merch on auction sites.
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As they were just starting out, I doubt they had the proper means or recording, mixing, or mastering the songs, especially for the sound they were going for. To me it sounds like when they were mastering it all their levels went super flat.

I don't know a full explanation, it's just my guess. Somehow I doubt they will ever redo them as well, but you never know...?
I listened to an old interview with Chibi and Rainbow where they talked about this. All their old songs were recorded on a 4-track and low-tech recording technology, so yes, that is the reason for it. I think they might have even been recording in a basement or something like that.
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^ Yeah, they did play it in a basement.

And I love hearing the demo songs.
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I think at least one person here (can't remember who) actually owns a demo.
That would be me, by the way. It was recorded onto a regular CD-R and has label slapped onto the front of it. It's pretty well contructed.
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Maybe Imagica Demos have low quality, however, I love those versions! Former "Remeber me" is my favorite song and also "Queen of hearts"!
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it makes it sound very atmospheric and mystic. I love it. it transports me to a different world
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:11 PM
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Maybe Imagica Demos have low quality, however, I love those versions! Former "Remeber me" is my favorite song and also "Queen of hearts"!
The original Remember me has something the other one doesn't have... On the original remember me there is a lot of build up for 2:58'. (This is actually my favorite part of the entire song) On the other remember me, there is no build up and the same pattern repeats itself throughout the song. I really like both songs, but the original one has... much more variety in it. I think that if they had remade Imagica's version by just giving it a better quality recording, it would have definitely been superior to the original.
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