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What songs has digital killed (CD vs LP samples)
Pio2001
post Aug 11 2002, 14:11
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Some monthes ago, a thread calle like this was posted in George Massenbourg forum :
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The poster was asking for examples of what analog fans call "dull lifeless digital sound".

I just answered ([link broken]), posting two samples of Depeche Mode - Strangelove, that have bee killed by digital IMHO (how ironic : the CD is mastered as DDD, and I'm posting a digital copy of the LP, that is a copy of the digital master rolleyes.gif )

If you are interested, you can go and download the samples in the direct link above.

EDIT : links broken (another forum changing the url !), here are the samples.

2.flac (942 ko)
3.flac (983 ko)
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Pio2001
post Aug 11 2002, 19:32
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In fact, there is quite a difference in the frequency response. 3 seems duller because it has less treble.
The amount of treble, as I just myself saw right now (I didn't expect such a loss) depends in fact of the wear that the LP has borne. So it's not a good way of telling which one sounds better, since it can change from track to track, and also from catridge to catridge.

The details of the sound themselves are more difficult to catch. Because the sample is short, and especially because it has been digitalized. So it's not a true LP vs CD comparison.
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- Pio2001   What songs has digital killed (CD vs LP samples)   Aug 11 2002, 14:11
- - Tom Servo   Storing audio digitally is just another way of rec...   Aug 11 2002, 15:13
- - ff123   That is a relatively big difference in sound quali...   Aug 11 2002, 15:34
- - Garf   My impression is similar to ff123, but the analog ...   Aug 11 2002, 15:46
- - Pio2001   Thanks for the results, but could you tell me if y...   Aug 11 2002, 15:54
- - ff123   3.flac was the "duller" one ff123   Aug 11 2002, 16:07
- - Frank Klemm   QUOTE Originally posted by Tom Servo Storing audi...   Aug 11 2002, 16:12
- - Pio2001   We agree that one has more treble than the other. ...   Aug 11 2002, 16:42
- - Pio2001   Edit 05/01/2003 : samples available on request Mo...   Aug 11 2002, 18:42
- - evereux   I've just had a listen to these tracks and at firs...   Aug 11 2002, 19:10
- - Pio2001   In fact, there is quite a difference in the freque...   Aug 11 2002, 19:32
- - Pio2001   When you say "lower bass", do you mean at a lower ...   Aug 11 2002, 19:36
- - rexit2   I just took a listen myself. I can't say its a HUG...   Aug 11 2002, 19:48
- - evereux   QUOTE Originally posted by Pio2001 When you say "...   Aug 11 2002, 19:58
- - Pio2001   Don't worry, I understand well your point, since i...   Aug 11 2002, 20:57
- - evereux   I can't pick out the difference between 11 and 12 ...   Aug 11 2002, 21:01
- - Pio2001   Phew ! I feel better, I thought I was the only one...   Aug 11 2002, 21:11
- - Pio2001   I didn't realize that 11 vs 12 would be so hard. ...   Aug 11 2002, 21:37
- - Pio2001   Here's a summary of what has been said. I only...   Aug 13 2002, 21:51
- - jkauff   I was hanging around Warner Bros. Amiga studios wh...   Aug 13 2002, 22:46
- - maciey   is DGG for Deutsche Grammophon ?   Aug 13 2002, 22:54
- - rjamorim   QUOTE Originally posted by maciey is DGG for Deut...   Aug 13 2002, 23:02


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