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Pink Floyd – Money (master tape)

UPDATE 16th of February 2018: Please don’t ask for direct uploads, or even analog copies of this tape. I’m not going to fulfill it. If you really want a great sounding version, buy the MFSL Ultradisc, or the HDtracks digital download.

Here’s the sequel to the teaser video I made about the copy of the Dark Side of the Moon master tape, which most likely originates from Jugoton. Of course, this tape is not directly the master tape, but rather a copy of a copy sent out to a vinyl pressing plant. This recording has never seen digital equipment prior to digitizing it, in order to be able to upload it here. The sound quality is still better, than anything I heard.
Also, you might recognize the Otari MX55 in this video. I used to own this exact machine, but then I sold it. Now I bought it back, it has been recalibrated using Audio Precision gear, and when the guy who did the calibration showed me the results, I was blown away. It can do 20 Hz to 25 kHz (-2dB) at 0dB (320nWb/m) at 15 ips (38,1cm/s), with a phase error of +/-5 degrees at 10kHz.


46 thoughts on “Pink Floyd – Money (master tape)

  1. ok – 1) there is no "hdtracks" digital download. there is a 96khz/24-bit version that came on a blu-ray disc in the 2011 immersion box set. it contains the exact same mastering you can get on the 2011 or 2016 cd editions. 2) this is not the original stereo master tape. it is a tape copy that is probably several generations removed from the stereo master. the high end sounds boosted on this. 3) the mfsl edition is very good, sounds very close to the 2011 in terms of tonal balance, but it doesn't have that breath of fresh air that exists on the 2011 or the original harvest cds.

  2. Lol you gotta be a special kind of asshole to put up that disclaimer on the video description. If I had this tape, I would go out of my way to make copies for those who seek it. You really don't deserve this album.

  3. Gives everyone an idea of how much better studio master tapes sound than even vinyl replay.

    This would have been a copy of the regional mastering masters sent throughout the world to press copies of an lp in Hungary, Brazil, Japan, Australia, and so on.

    Replication would have been in real time, from the 1st generation production safety master. Then sent to Hungary. Master tape back in London would be Gen 0. The safety master Gen 1. This tape is a copy of that safety master.

    Mind blowing. No compression artifacts. Reel to reel just gets louder as you turn it up

  4. I always wondered why some people can play a entire song, but some who just play a short clip get hit with copyright infringement. I don't know how You tube works as far as copyright rules. Very impressive tape recorder. I bet it sounds great in person.

  5. no matter what people say, this is one of the best sounding versions on here even tho its compressed by youtube by a bit, this is a 2 track recording running at 15 ips with ultra high tape. Ive recorded on this type of tape before and i can say personally it is better than any high quality digital format out there since its natural, no flac or high res shit can touch something as good as tape like this.

  6. We wrote sales checks and each had their own cash drawer at Neiman-Marcus. Stanley Marcus said that the sound of ringing cash registers throughout the store was tacky and beneath the image of the store

  7. This is some kind of idiot litmus test here (based on comments)? The audio you hear here is digitized and compressed. By all means this could be a stock video of a reel-to-reel spinning for what I know. Unbelievable.

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