I heard this funny story about the noise that happens when you drop the needle on the LP. I don't know if it is true but it's a funny story.Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:46 pmSome of the older recordings, like from the 60's and 70's, are really solid. It blows me away what they could accomplish with the "old tech".
Look at the Beatles 2017 remix of Sgt Pepper's and the 2009 digital remix of Abbey Road. Since they had the old master tapes, with all the independent tracks, they could do a digital remix without all the noise from the analog mix down process. The sound is astonishing, which bespeaks the quality of the original master.
In keeping with the theme of this thread, now that we have a modern mix downs devoid of mix down related tape hiss and transitor-itis, are we going to press it to vinyl? I apologize to the vinyl fans reading this, but those recordings sound utterly great in their digital form. I do not miss vinyl at all. The popping sound when the needle first lands on the LP is awfully nostalgic though.
Years ago, when CDs first came out, Paul McCartney was talking to his stepsister, and she asked him about CDs and said she didn't understand what they were. Paul said, "Well, you know that noise you get when you drop a needle on a record...", and she interrupted him and said, "I love that part, it means the music is about to start!", and he finished by saying, "well, with CDs, you don't get that."
This digital obsession with black backgrounds is a bit much at times. I'm going to give myself a heart attack with the new amp. The guy selling it to me said that the sonic background is absolutely black. One loud note from a trumpet and I'll be a goner.