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Rush 2112 in 5.1 – 100 Years Early! New Dream Theater DVD Underway!

Hi all,

Welcome back, everyone! It's been a while! We've finally moved everything to our new web host and the new site design is up – more on that later. There are some exciting things going on that I'd like to share with you. So please, read on!

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Rush 2112 - 5.1 Surround

Back in October, word was released of a pending Rush package – 2112 mixed in 5.1 BluRay, to which I tweeted:

"Yep, words out. I've been working on the surround remix of #Rush
#2112 for months. Queue rear waterfall."

#holygrailmusictap.net/2012/10/23/tap…

— richard chycki (@chycki) October 24, 2012

Let's go back in time a bit to late December 2004. I had just finished a 19-hour studio day working with Rush (for the first time) on a Tsunami Relief Charity which was broadcast on CBC in Canada, also late 2004. When I first met with Alex [Lifeson] in early 2005 about the possibility of doing more work together on R30, our first conversation veered off to a coffee laden all out bond-fest about how exciting 2112 would be remixed in 5.1. Our second subject was the mixing of R30 – go figure.

In a nutshell, this concept has been in stasis for quite some time and it's a pinnacle moment with such a revered artist (and with my gratitude meter completely pinned) that we finally see this project come to light.

Like the other Rush surround releases to date – Moving Pictures, A Farewell To Kings, Fly By Night, and Signals –  2112 has been remixed at a 96 khz 24 bit high resolution from the original multitrack masters in a 're-creation' direction taking advantage of the 3-dimensional soundscape of surround, rather than a complete re-interpretation of the mix.  I have had quite a few questions about the technical side of the process so time depending, I'll try to get an article put together about it and get it posted here or published.

BTW, I love all the reviews at amazon.com about this package. Can anyone explain all those pre-release reviews of non-product?

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Dream Theater - Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires

My friends Dream Theater performed to massive crowds at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires on August 19 & 20, 2012 in support of their very well-received release, A Dramatic Turn Of Events. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict didn't allow me to participate in the location recording but the mix is well underway here for the live DVD and the band's performance is absolutely stellar. More news coming soon!

Dream Theater August 19, 2012 Set List

1. Bridges In The Sky
2. 6:00
3. The Dark Eternal Night
4. This Is the Life
5. The Root of All Evil
6. Lost Not Forgotten
7. Drum Solo
8. A Fortune in Lies
9. The Silent Man (with a string quartet)
10. Beneath the Surface (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess’ keyboard solo)
13. On the Backs of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci’s guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions
18. Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper

Dream Theater August 20, 2012 Set List

1. Bridges in the Sky
2. These Walls
3. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
4. This Is the Life
5. Caught in a Web
6. Lost Not Forgotten
7. Drum Solo
8. A Fortune in Lies
9. Wait for Sleep (with a string quartet)
10. Far From Heaven (with a string quartet)
11. Outcry
12. Surrounded (preceded by Jordan Rudess’ keyboard solo)
13. On the Backs of Angels
14. War Inside My Head
15. The Test That Stumped Them All
16. The Spirit Carries On (preceded by John Petrucci’s guitar solo)
17. Breaking All Illusions
18. Pull Me Under

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Once again, let me welcome you to my 'new and improved' website online. Paul Reid and his staff at Hothouse Creative did a smashing job of putting things together. I am so grateful for their input, amazing skills and dedication. I wanted to get the site live sooner than later so thanks for overlooking the temporary holes; there will be some other updates including band info and discog enhancements. And thanks for all the kudos so far! Note that the URL has been standardized to www.richardchycki.com.

Finally, I caved and put the studio up on Facebook. You can visit the studio page here. C'mon by and hit the proverbial 'like' button!

More news soon.

Be well!

R

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