[Ardour-Users] vinyl-sampling and mastering

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Fri Feb 14 09:32:24 PST 2014

On 14 February 2014 at 18:29, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:

> On Fri, 2014-02-14 at 08:50 -0800, Kevin Cosgrove wrote:
> > borrow from your library?) the CD for the vinyl, then
> > rip the CD.  It works great!
> Sometimes CD versions are odd. I like records more than CDs, but even
> ignoring my point of view, there are terrible remastered versions even
> for later records and much often for CDs.
> In Germany even the less supported public library, will lend important
> recordings by CD. All Schönberg recordings I own are from a public
> libraries CDs.
> Anyway, if you e.g. like The Beatles, join a second hand record shop and
> buy a record (of good visible quality) without bar code. Don't buy a
> record with bar code or a CD.
> Not every original or close enough to it mastering is available as CD!
> Some CDs for old recordings are disgusting.

I have to agree with you.  But, not all CDs are worse than their 
vinyl predecessors.  Lots are a bit different, but better/worse
is a matter of taste for each case.  But, a horribly scratched LP
is worse to me than an odd CD version of the same.



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