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Thread started 02/28/10 6:59am

twistee

Prince songs all tuned down??

I've noticed that almost all Prince songs - at least those recorded at Paisley Park - are tuned down about 8 cents.
This seems really strange. Anyone have any idea why this could be??
Reply #1 posted 02/28/10 7:10am

zaza

Actually, I've been wondering why is Purple Rain in the movie played higher than on cd.. hmmm
Reply #2 posted 02/28/10 7:34am

udo

twistee said:

I've noticed that almost all Prince songs - at least those recorded at Paisley Park - are tuned down about 8 cents.
This seems really strange. Anyone have any idea why this could be??

What version of the movie did you see on what medium and in what locale or region?
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
Reply #3 posted 02/28/10 7:41am

zaza

udo said:

twistee said:

I've noticed that almost all Prince songs - at least those recorded at Paisley Park - are tuned down about 8 cents.
This seems really strange. Anyone have any idea why this could be??

What version of the movie did you see on what medium and in what locale or region?

I guess you're replying to my post wink Official DVD, region 2.
Reply #4 posted 02/28/10 8:29am

ernestsewell

zaza said:

Actually, I've been wondering why is Purple Rain in the movie played higher than on cd.. hmmm

Region 2 is going to be a bit off. I always remember my VHS, and all my DVDs being exactly on key.
Reply #5 posted 02/28/10 8:31am

udo

zaza said:

udo said:


What version of the movie did you see on what medium and in what locale or region?

I guess you're replying to my post wink Official DVD, region 2.

So you are in PAL-land like me.
50 Hz interlaced TV at 720x576 or so.
Americans have a 60 Hz TV solution.
Also the analog film that wa sused to shoot the movie has different number of frames per second.
This means that, depending on the route that the video/audio went, the movie might have been sped up a bit to make the conversion(s) easier.
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
Reply #6 posted 02/28/10 8:50am

zaza

udo said:

zaza said:


I guess you're replying to my post wink Official DVD, region 2.

So you are in PAL-land like me.
50 Hz interlaced TV at 720x576 or so.
Americans have a 60 Hz TV solution.
Also the analog film that wa sused to shoot the movie has different number of frames per second.
This means that, depending on the route that the video/audio went, the movie might have been sped up a bit to make the conversion(s) easier.

I see. I was watching PR yesterday and I wanted to play along with my guitar and I've noticed songs in that movie are 2 or 3 semi-tones higher (my guitar is tuned one semi-tone down). I was just a little bit surprised, that's all.
Reply #7 posted 02/28/10 10:55am

twistee

I'm not talking about songs being a few semitones up/down.
I'm saying that many songs are not at A=440. They're more like A=432.
Some songs, but not all.
Seems strange, and I can't explain this...

URL: http://prince.org/msg/7/331281

Date printed: Sat 18th Nov 2017 5:50am PST