[Ardour-Users] vinyl-sampling and mastering

jonetsu at teksavvy.com jonetsu at teksavvy.com
Fri Feb 14 12:03:39 PST 2014

On Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:40:01 +0100,
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote :

> Sound quality becomes less good with times, but you still can play
> them. Records are beings, CDs are zombies. 

CDs can still behave a tiny, tiny bit.  Now, digital media will not.
The music that can only by downloaded  from one machine to another
machine.  The whole hard disk industry is built on reliability: the
bits will not change.  CD can still be somewhat altered.  Bits can't.

I wonder if one of these days there'll be applications that inject
fuzziness into recordings.  To make them less clean.  Based on

> Could a 40 years old boxer
> win a fight against a 20 years old boxer? 

Depends.  The guy at 40 is much more serious, much more stable in the
sense that will not get nervous for nothing, and these are all good
assets :)

> No, but the older person
> anyway might be more interesting. I don't claim that my point of view
> is the best, it at least is a point of view. I suspect that the CD
> generation often has got no point of view, hopefully I'm mistaken.

There is a fair amount of 'no point of view' and this is what we see in
medias.  But there's also (was it there always anyways) people that
seraches, like to discover, get off the media tracks.  Just look at the
rather good quantity of people listening to real alternative music (not
commercial 'alternative').  But the media focus is not there.  In the
70s it was, but not today.  Doesn't mean that a whole generation is
reflected by what is seen in the medias, IMHO.

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