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 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

The music chip is activated by pressing on the dark circle in the tin toward a corner on the zoetrope side of the lid.

Thanks for the tip.

Any chance of providing hi-res (1000x1000) cover art for each cd?

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   LoriMagno   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   macman337   (Member)

The music chip is activated by pressing on the dark circle in the tin toward a corner on the zoetrope side of the lid.

Looks like a got a bad box set then, darn it. I waited so long and all these issues. Darn Murphy's Law!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

@elfmanburton

How can I contact you?

There is a possibly serious (or just embarassing) issue with the USB drive that you should be made aware of.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

This is probably a really stupid question but can I plug the USB port into my home computer and also my lap top and be able to play the music. Is it regulated to one computer only? (sorry not a tekkie)

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   The REAL BJBien   (Member)

If the youtube videos are to believed, everything the USB drive is taken from cassettes so really you aren't gaining anything by having it in 320kbps or in lossless. I could be wrong of course.

You are.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaQpKaGCuD0&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

At 1:33 you see a shot of TDK cassettes being stacked in regards to the bonus material that couldn't fit on a CD.

Now, naturally all that stuff could have come from various sources but if Danny Elfman recorded his demos on a cassette recorder to play for Burton's approval, how can this work recorded on an ordinary tape be lossless like say outtakes from a recording session?

Either way, I'm not slamming it or anything of the sorts and I think its cool to hear the very first sketch of what eventually becomes a film cue/score.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Not sure if this will work, but here is a link to my pictures. If you're on Facebook you should be able to view this. I'm number 886 out of 1,000.

https://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2106566&id=1131501515&l=2c5e16df97

James

Fixed the link. Hopefully everyone can see now.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I can't seem to shut off the music box, LOL!! I pushed the thingy, it will go off after it's run through and as long as I don't move it. he he he heee

WONDERFUL box set, no complaints...yet. This thing is just incredible to look at it and hold it in your hands.

Oh Jeffrey...next time I see you, you'll be autographing my book, ahhh haaa ha haaa

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 3:44 PM   
 By:   Peter G.   (Member)

My set was sitting on my doorstep when I got home from work today and I can't believe that I finally have it in my possession. So far, without listening to any of it yet, it is everything I have imagined. I can't wait to dig into the book, DVD and, most importantly, the music!!!!!!!

Anyways, time to listen to two scores I have never heard before --- "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice."

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   JackDVD78@gmail.com   (Member)

I have to comment on the overall packaging because i love a well built and designed box set.

The set is really nice, but the black/white top and bottom of the case which is made out of a simple sticker type outer coating isn't the most friendly. Most edges are easily messed up and simple light wear by even picking up the box set I can feel the coating kind of crinkle etc.

The outer black/white bar coating should have been made solid or somehow painted.

I know everyone is trying to be eco-friendly these days but the CDs deserved better cases. The inserts look almost like bootlegs and in some instances the paper cases are a bit crushed/ dented. (Many believed those inserts were CD booklets but are not just double sided inserts with notes. This is a box set about the music and these CDs deserved better cases.

My above observations weren't meant to be mean, but this was a very expensive set. Tons of time and energy went into the set, and the product should show off the hard earned money that was spent.

Overall on the packaging a B but it could have been an A + Better CD cases and better outer Top and Bottom Coating. (you shouldn't have to worry about picking up and moving the box set without ruining the outer coating on the corners.)

The book is solid. This would easily run $75.00 + if it were available on its own. Top notch well put together.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Kal-El   (Member)

I wish I had the cash when this was on sale frown

Also, it's a shame one of the 1000 who purchased it is a complete scumbag and has already decided to upload it. Give yourself a pat on the back mad

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

If the youtube videos are to believed, everything the USB drive is taken from cassettes so really you aren't gaining anything by having it in 320kbps or in lossless. I could be wrong of course.

You are.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaQpKaGCuD0&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

At 1:33 you see a shot of TDK cassettes being stacked in regards to the bonus material that couldn't fit on a CD.

Now, naturally all that stuff could have come from various sources but if Danny Elfman recorded his demos on a cassette recorder to play for Burton's approval, how can this work recorded on an ordinary tape be lossless like say outtakes from a recording session?

Either way, I'm not slamming it or anything of the sorts and I think its cool to hear the very first sketch of what eventually becomes a film cue/score.


Of course things taken from cassettes and inferior recordings are never going to be perfect quality. Lossless doesn't refer to the source; it refers to the bitrate of the file. A 128kbps file is going to lose quality from the original (whether the original is a digital stereo recording or a dub from an old cassette tape that was found in Danny's underwear drawer), whereas a lossless file would be a completely faithful representation of all the tape hiss and underwear found on those old cassettes.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Now, naturally all that stuff could have come from various sources but if Danny Elfman recorded his demos on a cassette recorder to play for Burton's approval, how can this work recorded on an ordinary tape be lossless like say outtakes from a recording session?

I think you're confusing the term "lossless". "Lossless" refers to no loss of sound quality from the original format - in this case the original format is a CD from the box set. The master source for that CD is irrelevant.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

The music chip is activated by pressing on the dark circle in the tin toward a corner on the zoetrope side of the lid.

My music chip doesn't work.

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)








Then I opened it...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Peter G.   (Member)

My set was sitting on my doorstep when I got home from work today and I can't believe that I finally have it in my possession. So far, without listening to any of it yet, it is everything I have imagined. I can't wait to dig into the book, DVD and, most importantly, the music!!!!!!!

Anyways, time to listen to two scores I have never heard before --- "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and "Beetlejuice."


I should add that my box was #712 out of 1000!!

Also, am I the only one who thinks that this Elfman/Burton Box should only be referred to as "It" or "The Box" from now on?

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Good one, Peter. Is there a music chip in that?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

WOO HOO! Mine arrived. I'll have to wait another day to open it, because I want to share the unveiling with my cousin who is excited about the set as well!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

And Peter...Classic video clips! Kudos for such a creative idea. :-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2011 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Thanks guys!!

 
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