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Old 03-04-2013, 05:51 PM  
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The Doors: 1968 Hollywood Bowl

I DVRed it over the weekend. Not only is it a great show, but the sound mixing is perfect. It transcends through the digital world we live in now.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #16
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Because VHS players had built-in noise reduction circuits and used analog connections. If you were to transfer that VHS into a digital audio work station, all of the noise and artifacts would be revealed, especially after the gain has been raised to the decibel level that's standard today.

A good example would be to take a CD from the 80's (non-remastered version - original transfer), put it on your stereo, then pop in a CD or audio file from 2012. What you'd hear is that the newer CD is anywhere from 6-12 decibels louder and has much more bottom end. That's because analog tape could only be pushed so hard before distorting.

Also, LP's (albums) were mastered with far less bass because more bass would make the needle from your phonograph jump out its grooves. That's why everyone had big giant speakers with 10", 12" or 15" speakers in their home stereo whereas today, you can get a giant, full sound from a docking station or even decent mini-headphones. Digital has allowed recording engineers the ability to raise the signal to close to zero DB and include a ton of bass because there is no needle necessary.
This is nothing but digital limitations. Analog is infinite in its sound.

If you work with a digital signal it's always limited to the x-bit conversion. If it's analog the signal is infinite and unobtrusive.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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The '60s Hammond organ is a perfect example of an analog sound that musicians crave today.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #18
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This is nothing but digital limitations. Analog is infinite in its sound.

If you work with a digital signal it's always limited to the x-bit conversion. If it's analog the signal is infinite and unobtrusive.
No. The best thing about digital is that it has a dynamic range of as much as 144db, depending on the convertor. Analog has about an 80db dynamic range at 3% THD. Hence why when cassettes and 8 track tapes are cranked, there's a massive amount of hiss and noise.

And without noise reduction, whether it's DBX, Dolby A, B, C or SR, it's unbelievably noisy.

If I were to take a signal and record it at 120db, it would be massively distorted on analog tape, regardless of the machine used. But if I record that signal through high end digital convertors (Apogee, RADAR, Lynx, Metric Halo, etc.), that signal is clean and undistorted.

When that signal is then mixed with other signals that are properly gain-staged, it's much easier to create a truer, cleaner, undistorted reproduction.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #19
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The '60s Hammond organ is a perfect example of an analog sound that musicians crave today.
Of course, although you'd be surprised at how many records and movie scores have used the Native Instruments versions B4II and Vintage Organs, because they're nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. Vintage C3's and B3's have been meticulously sampled and there's far more control (including tuning!) in the digital domain than it's analog counterpart. Plus, it's about 400 or so pounds lighter!

But that type of "analog" instrument isn't congruous with digital or analog recording. Choosing to mic up a Hammond organ is a matter of taste.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #20
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I have both vinyl pressings; the single LP put out in the 80's and the double 180-gran reissue that just came out.

I think the one from the 80's sounds better.
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Of course, although you'd be surprised at how many records and movie scores have used the Native Instruments versions B4II and Vintage Organs, because they're nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. Vintage C3's and B3's have been meticulously sampled and there's far more control (including tuning!) in the digital domain than it's analog counterpart. Plus, it's about 400 or so pounds lighter!

But that type of "analog" instrument isn't congruous with digital or analog recording. Choosing to mic up a Hammond organ is a matter of taste.
I go to as many concerts as I can in KC. The Hammond B3, etc. is a staple in live shows. Off the top of my head it's the centerpiece keyboard for Springsteen, John Legend, Sade's band and others. I even think Roger Water's band had a B3. It's that "sound" that's unmistakable.
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I have both vinyl pressings; the single LP put out in the 80's and the double 180-gran reissue that just came out.

I think the one from the 80's sounds better.
That would not surprise me, at all.

Sometimes, guys overthink things.

But, I'm sure that the remastered DVD sounds much better than the direct-to-digital transfer.

Let's face it: 98%, a good old album on a great stereo is going to sound better, richer and deeper than the same CD.

People are used to hearing harmonic distortion because it's pleasing to the ear.
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I go to as many concerts as I can in KC. The Hammond B3, etc. is a staple in live shows. Off the top of my head it's the centerpiece keyboard for Springsteen, John Legend, Sade's band and others. I even think Roger Water's band had a B3. It's that "sound" that's unmistakable.
Of course it is: It's a mainstay of rock music. There's nothing better than a B3 and a Leslie cabinet, as long as they're properly maintained.

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Of course it is: It's a mainstay of rock music. There's nothing better than a B3 and a Leslie cabinet, as long as they're properly maintained.

So, how does the richness of a B3 in a live performance translate to digital? Is it even possible?
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A good example would be to take a CD from the 80's (non-remastered version - original transfer), put it on your stereo, then pop in a CD or audio file from 2012. What you'd hear is that the newer CD is anywhere from 6-12 decibels louder and has much more bottom end. That's because analog tape could only be pushed so hard before distorting.

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Some of those older CDs still sound better than the 'Remastered' versions - a good example would be Exile On Main St :

the original 80's CD put out by CBS sounded like dogshit.

the first remaster by Virgin in 1994 sounded GREAT.

The one they put out recently, that had the bonus disc of outtakes...sounded worse than the one from the 80's. The bass is boomy and it's just LOUD - it's stripped of all dynamics.

So glad that a lot of the records coming out have backed off from the 'hot mastering/loudness wars' trend. It's all fine with n-metal or raps musics (music that generally lacks dynamic subtlety), but when they start doing all that with old analog music from the 60's and 70's, it changes the way the music actually sounds.

Hell, the original Crowes CDs sounds way better than the Remasters that came out in that Box Set, and those were recorded within the past 25 years.

That being said, the original Van Halen and Black Sabbath CDs sounded like DOGSHIT, and the remasters that Rhino put out are amazing. I'm pretty impressed with the care Rhino takes.

And I definitely do like my Beatles Mono Remasters box set...
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That would not surprise me, at all.

Sometimes, guys overthink things.

But, I'm sure that the remastered DVD sounds much better than the direct-to-digital transfer.

Let's face it: 98%, a good old album on a great stereo is going to sound better, richer and deeper than the same CD.

People are used to hearing harmonic distortion because it's pleasing to the ear.
What do you think of Pono??
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So, how does the richness of a B3 in a live performance translate to digital? Is it even possible?
Yeah, absolutely. Rami used the N.I. B4 for all of Jakob Dylan's records and he used on pretty much everything since. It's amazing. It's used every day in studios around the world.

There are very few people working professionally (especially those on deadlines) that aren't using digital emulations of analog organs and synths.

As Trent Reznor put it "Arturia has made a Vintage Synth bundle that sounds exactly like the original, except it works flawlessly".
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Some of those older CDs still sound better than the 'Remastered' versions - a good example would be Exile On Main St :

the original 80's CD put out by CBS sounded like dogshit.
Direct transfer

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the first remaster by Virgin in 1994 sounded GREAT.
Finally remastered for digital.

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The one they put out recently, that had the bonus disc of outtakes...sounded worse than the one from the 80's. The bass is boomy and it's just LOUD - it's stripped of all dynamics.
Money grab. Seriously.

Labels don't make much money from bands anymore due to piracy. So, the turn to the next best thing and continually remaster their legacy catalogs for income.


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So glad that a lot of the records coming out have backed off from the 'hot mastering/loudness wars' trend. It's all fine with n-metal or raps musics (music that generally lacks dynamic subtlety), but when they start doing all that with old analog music from the 60's and 70's, it changes the way the music actually sounds.
It's getting better but it's not over yet. And you can't blame the mastering engineers: They're just doing what they're being told to do by A&R people and band managers.

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Hell, the original Crowes CDs sounds way better than the Remasters that came out in that Box Set, and those were recorded within the past 25 years.
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That being said, the original Van Halen and Black Sabbath CDs sounded like DOGSHIT, and the remasters that Rhino put out are amazing. I'm pretty impressed with the care Rhino takes.
One of the guys responsible for archiving and mastering there is a friend. The guy is meticulous when it comes to re-mastering legacy, especially music as beloved as Van Halen.

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And I definitely do like my Beatles Mono Remasters box set...
Yeah, the mono set is the only way to go. I understand why Capital request EMI do stereo versions but to my ears, it just sounds wrong.
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What do you think of Pono??
Hey, more power to Neil Young but I think it's a little silly considering the masses listen to music on their mobile devices with .5" speakers.

I hope it's successful but I just don't think people care. Music has become disposable to two generations of people and soon, there won't be many people around that care about sound quality because 128 is just fine.

It's actually sad but reality.
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