[Ardour-Users] vinyl-sampling and mastering

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Feb 14 10:52:11 PST 2014

On Fri, 2014-02-14 at 12:20 -0600, will cunningham wrote:
> Personally, coming from the if it's scratched put a dime, then a
> nickel then a quarter on the cartridge until it doesn't skip era, I
> have no problems with the crackles, and didn't know this realm of
> record players and transfer existed until we needed recordings from
> old vinyl.

+1 :) I often add crackles to my digital recordings :) and a few days
ago I was joking about removing the counterweight and hot-glue a coin to
the cartridge, assumed the record player is that cheap that this should
be needed. Less than 48 KHz is critical, but even if the theoretical
sound quality of a CD player should be better than for vinyl, most old,
original mastered records do sound different to the remastered records
and CDs. Sure, for the Red Hot Chilly Crappers there is no difference,
since their recordings are just loudness crap. But listen to The
Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, by records without a bar code and compare it to
new records and CDs.

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