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Old 12-21-2015, 05:30 AM
 
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www.youtube.com/v/RYi1i02CrvY

I had tears in my eyes watching the vid.... I WOULD LOVE TO MEET THIS GUY;GIVE HIM A BIG HUG!!!!!!!!

He knows how beautiful analog is
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Analog is good. But the media wears out which is why digital has an advantage.

The problem is not with digital, the problem is with people who do not understand proper levels and how to compress audio.
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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Digital is sterile and flat..... NOTHING CAN MAKE IT BETTER!!!! (Nothing good about it)

Yes analogue media needs EXTREME CARE!!!
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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Digital is sterile and flat..... NOTHING CAN MAKE IT BETTER!!!! (Nothing good about it)

Yes analogue media needs EXTREME CARE!!!
It is sterile and flat because that's how it is produced.

I have hundreds of vinyl records - mainly 80s and early 90s hip-hop, electro/freestyle, and R&B.

The only thing that analog has the digital can not reproduce is the physical noise as a track is playing. But in terms of dynamic range and clarity... at minimum an analog recording can be directly reproduced digitally with the proper bit depth and sampling rate. It's not the smooth analog waves, but for hearing purposes it is more than adequate.

I made digital copies of Barry White LPs - cleaned the pops and reduced the background noise, and slightly compressed the levels - it's sounds good, thick bass and clear highs. I use three different programs to go from analog to digital and I am constantly evolving the process.

Many people really do not understand peak versus average levels, clipping and distortion, and proper dynamic range. Most mp3 files sound fine on little computer speakers, or average headphones/earbuds - but put them on a real sound system, and it's horrible.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Digital CANNOT PRODUCE THE WARMTH THAT ANALOG CAN...

Its artifical garbage!!
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Old 12-26-2015, 12:52 PM
 
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Anything outside of live acoustical audio is second rate.

Is there a warmth to a live performance?
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Old 12-27-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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Digital sucks.

https://youtu.be/BVQXJdFbTM4
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:50 PM
 
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The issues with digital are mostly related to the mastering and in the case of older music already released on analog the remastering. Youtube uses a compressed audio similar to MP3 so it's not the greatest thing to use for an example but it will give you an idea.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRyIACDCc1I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UjQc0dM4H4

That said the CD is 80's tech and while it does reproduce audio quality quite well it's is no way a comparison to reproduction quality of modern formats that have much higher bit depth and frequency. All things being equal only a machine would be able to tell the difference between analog and digital, the analog would be easy to pick out becsue of the mechanical issues inherent to analog that most people really never hear.

CD 16bit 44khz: 65K thousand sounds at 44K samples per second

Modern audio 24bit 192khz: 16.7 millions sounds at 192K samples per second.

It's a significant "upgrade" over CD. DVD audio came out in 2000 and never really went anywhere. Most people aren't going to buy into new tech unless there is really good reason too and the improved audio quality over CD did not justify it. CD is good enough for most people as are the downloaded compressed versions.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Digital sucks.
Couldnt have said it any better bud!!

G0SH I LOVE 8 tracks........ The songs sound EXACTLY LIKE THEY SHOULD!!! (Nothing compressed or held back,etc (Unlike cassettes (Which are newer) where 1/2 the time you get digital crap and not analogue))


Its pure analogue beauty! (Trouble is alot of tapes have been abused and need severe maintenence ... Not many care about this wonderful analogue media and its sad)
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Old 01-01-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Anything outside of live acoustical audio is second rate.

Is there a warmth to a live performance?
Anyone care to chime in here?
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