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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:58 pm 
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A person can always go over to the Steve Hoffman Forums and read the discussions. A lot of industry people frequent the forums there and the actual engineers, producers and mastering folks will answer questions. Nobody will get away with anything there. :lol:
If I'm looking for analog. I look for the labels such as Music Matters, Classic Records, Analogue Productions, Quality Records just to name a few. There are certain artists that have totally embraced analog such as Lyn Stanley or the Drive By Truckers. You have to do a lot of research. If I find records that are cut from a digital file. I just don't bother with the vinyl. I have a really good CD player for that. :D


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The Columbia half speed master series used this...I recall reading it in the liner notes. These were recognized as sounding better than the original masters, and I thought so too at the time.

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The real issue is the master, and which one is on which medium...or as I mentioned earlier it's all the same master but modified for the medium.

Technically CDs should and can be superior to LP, but technically a vinyl record cannot be mastered to the same loudness levels...which is why new LPs might sound better than their CD counterparts because they're not mixed as loud...

At this point who's to say an MP3 mix isn't thrown on the new LPs...it's what supplied with the LP for a digital download...rare a FLAC is offered with the LP.

To the OP, don't waste your money on venturing into records...no longer make sense unless you have tons of original releases from the 50s to 70s


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Sony Music which owns about 80% of all the rights of music that has been recorded including the Beatles has been converting them all into digital back in the 90's. All of the original master analog tapes have been kept in its special made temperature-controlled vaults. Although some of the master analog tapes have been donated to the U.S. Library of Congress probably because they can't get their money back on them. So it's safe to say that most of the vinyl reissues that's been floating around since they are digitally transferred from its digital originals.

As of now, Groove Note Records is the only one that I know that still produces vinyl from its original master analog tapes.
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To the OP, don't waste your money on venturing into records...no longer make sense unless you have tons of original releases from the 50s to 70s


I already do, and I plan to continue haunting used(so often just barely) record stores for more.

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Hi,

A few years ago Dave Grohl made a documentary film 'Sound City' (rent it)....

Cheers,
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Just finished watching this. Thanks for the recommendation – was a good documentary.

Anyone interested you can watch it free here. Its ad based (ad’s will appear every 30 to 40 min) and of low quality. But think of it like analog VHS :wink:

http://www.documentarytube.com/videos/d ... ty-studios


Thanks. Ive' seen this doc before- it's great.


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If you want all analog records, buy ones produced in the 1970s or earlier (originals, not reissues). Anything after that and your looking at digital mastering.


digital mixing consoles preceded digital recording and CDs by several years. An all analogue LP from that era may have been mixed on a digital console.


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To be concise, recordings began to be made digitally what year? I thought 1982 when the CD was released, with slow adoption thru the mid 80's.

I see now I have a Ry Cooder record from 1979 that according to the sleeve notes, was recorded and mastered digitally.

That literally would have been one of the earliest mass distributed DDA records by the looks of it.

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I usually depend on research on individual titles.This quote is from Impex Records re Jenifer Warnes The Hunter.Valid or not?


Features:
• Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• All-Tube Mastering
• Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman
• Mastered from Original Analog Master Tapes

Selections:
Side A:
1. Rock You Gently
2. Somewhere, Somebody
3. Big Noise New York
4. True Emotion
5. Pretending To Care
Side B:
1. The Whole Of The Moon
2. Lights Of Lousianne
3. Way Down Deep
4. The Hunter
5. I Can't Hide


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Impex is a label I would buy with no hesitation.

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Voodoo Funk wrote:
Impex is a label I would buy with no hesitation.



Does the quote I posted make it clear it's analogue?


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birdieman wrote:
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Impex is a label I would buy with no hesitation.



Does the quote I posted make it clear it's analogue?


Clear as night!!!

No...when I read the label there is still room to speculate whether it is analogue or not...but previous experience with Impex has proven to me that whatever/however they are doing it...it sounds great.

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Voodoo Funk wrote:
birdieman wrote:
Voodoo Funk wrote:
Impex is a label I would buy with no hesitation.



Does the quote I posted make it clear it's analogue?


Clear as night!!!

No...when I read the label there is still room to speculate whether it is analogue or not...but previous experience with Impex has proven to me that whatever/however they are doing it...it sounds great.


Help me out.Where's the loophole in their statement?


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Quote me the 'statement'...

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