NEW & IMPROVED!!
For a few years now Bandmaster Flash has been on Bandcamp in hideously awful quality. Muffled and riddled with dropouts, it sounded like nothing more than a fifth generation bootleg.
When I originally recorded the album on a cassette 4-track in 1998, I had to mix down onto another cassette to create the master. Then I’d run copies for others from that second generation two-track master.
Much was lost in those transfers.
Years later when I went to upload onto BC, the tape I used sounded pretty tired but I shrugged and uploaded just the same. It was just old stuff with questionable sound quality, to say the least, so I decided to make it a free download.
Finally this past year I decided to dig up the multi-track master tapes and attempt a new and better mix. I loaded it into GarageBand and remixed it far beyond what was originally possible (at least for me). The end result is significantly better, and I’m afraid it’s no longer free, but hey, 5 bucks is most definitely The Nice Price.
. For a limited time I will be leaving the old version up as well so you can do a bit of compare and contrast. Keep in mind that the Bandcamp stream is 128 kbps and the download will be a bit better.