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Neuron
post Feb 27 2013, 20:37
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Just to write something about "vinyl does not sound better", well, "betterness" is a very subjective thing. Many people. including me, actually like sound colored/distorted in a certain way, whatever it is old LP records, magnetic tape, or Amiga MODs made with raw crispy 16 Khz 8-bit samples without a reconstruction filter. I am a lo-fi guy and I am not afraid to admit that vinyl, tape, old samplers, Amiga 500, etc. are technologically highly inferior to CDs. However, for some people like me, accurate sound is not really the goal. Vinyl would sound "wrong" with an accurate frequency response and old tracked computer music would sound hideously muffled if "mathematically correct" anti-aliasing filters were applied. Obviously there is place for everything, for example, I wouldn't record bat recordings on vinyl and I don't want to hear heavy metal in MOD format with 16 Khz samples either. However there is absolutely nothing wrong with liking inaccurate sound. What is bad is pretending that those legendary vintage technologies are technologically superior to Redbook or higher resolution audio, as some vinyl lovers do. I am among the many people who love the sound of the legendary Amiga sound chip Paula and the sound of old samplers like Emulator II, but none of those fans would claim that their DACs are better than DACs on a modern 5.1 soundcard or whatever. The vinyl audiophiles should stop pretending that their love for vinyl is based on technological superiority.
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Neuron
post Feb 27 2013, 21:31
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Good cassetes aren't lo-fi through. A better example would say be how a vintage 78 rpm record can be very enjoyable, or a home recorded cheap cassette copy.
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post Feb 27 2013, 21:48
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QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 13:31) *
Good cassetes aren't lo-fi through. A better example would say be how a vintage 78 rpm record can be very enjoyable, or a home recorded cheap cassette copy.

How about my 90 minute x6-over-recorded mix tapes? biggrin.gif
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- Neuron   I like colored/distorted sound   Feb 27 2013, 20:37
- - db1989   QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 19:37) old t...   Feb 27 2013, 20:55
- - Hotsoup   I gravitate towards Neuron's point of view. Wh...   Feb 27 2013, 21:13
- - Neuron   Good cassetes aren't lo-fi through. A better e...   Feb 27 2013, 21:31
|- - Hotsoup   QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 13:31) Good ...   Feb 27 2013, 21:48
||- - Neuron   QUOTE (Hotsoup @ Feb 27 2013, 21:48) QUOT...   Feb 27 2013, 22:08
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 20:31) Good ...   Feb 28 2013, 11:56
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 28 2013, 05:56) QU...   Feb 28 2013, 13:17
||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Feb 28 2013, 12...   Feb 28 2013, 15:11
|- - Neuron   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 28 2013, 11:56) QU...   Mar 1 2013, 15:30
- - greynol   QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 11:37) The v...   Feb 27 2013, 23:01
- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Neuron @ Feb 27 2013, 14:37) Just ...   Feb 27 2013, 23:40
|- - db1989   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Feb 27 2013, 22...   Feb 27 2013, 23:48
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (db1989 @ Feb 27 2013, 22:48) ...I ...   Feb 28 2013, 11:29
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Feb 28 2013, 11:29) P....   Mar 1 2013, 19:31
- - Neuron   A recording with a DR of 4 is practically unlisten...   Mar 1 2013, 15:47
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Neuron @ Mar 1 2013, 06:47) About ...   Mar 1 2013, 19:06
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Neuron @ Mar 1 2013, 06:47) The di...   Mar 1 2013, 19:12
|- - Rollin   QUOTE (Neuron @ Mar 1 2013, 18:47) vinyl ...   Mar 1 2013, 19:59
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Neuron @ Mar 1 2013, 09:47) About ...   Mar 1 2013, 21:20
- - Neuron   BTW to respond to Arnold, no, I don't like LP ...   Mar 1 2013, 16:34
- - krabapple   This is in some ways coming down to whose anecdote...   Mar 1 2013, 16:59
- - Neuron   I can enjoy pop music with DRC, although honestly,...   Mar 1 2013, 17:06
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (Neuron @ Mar 1 2013, 11:06) I can ...   Mar 2 2013, 00:26
- - greynol   There is no question that the two forms of media d...   Mar 1 2013, 19:01


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