Author Topic: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout  (Read 1912 times)

Offline Johnnie

Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« on: November 26, 2017, 02:36:25 PM »
Nice shootout, which recording did you choose?

https://youtu.be/D2quieLxCE0


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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 04:10:07 PM »
Nice shootout, which recording did you choose?

https://youtu.be/D2quieLxCE0


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I thought there's no way I'll hear any difference on my phone speakers. Flip, there was a difference. Immediately preferred the tape - two strums and two picks was all I needed. Unbelievable.
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 04:27:36 PM »
Jeez, it was so obvious which was which...enter tape, voila noise-floor. :puke:
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:16:21 PM »
The digital recording sounded really good, but the tape seems more pleasant to listen to, despite having a slightly noiser background.  But I think they are close. 

Years ago I did the same with a Revox A700, running 1/2 track at 15 i/s but a Tascam was much more portable and convenient.  The ease of digital editing wins every time.  With a 24bit 48KHz recording, there is no noise, you can apply many "fixes" in a short space of time to produce a commercial-ready product
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 10:08:35 PM »
Ja ja always more convenient etc ,,, but still half empty


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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 09:20:43 AM »
I also chose the analog recording listening on the iphone I could here a difference. I had that exact TEAC machine for a while!


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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 03:29:17 PM »
Technological advances seldom enhance. They merely add convenience that is then often incorrectly viewed as an improvement.

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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Technological advances seldom enhance. They merely add convenience that is then often incorrectly viewed as an improvement.
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 05:03:14 PM »
Technological advances seldom enhance. They merely add convenience that is then often incorrectly viewed as an improvement.

It's true. In this case the improvement is in productivity, which is enough to render the old tech practically obsolete, except to those who have time (read money) to burn.
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 05:05:42 PM »
It's true. In this case the improvement is in productivity, which is enough to render the old tech practically obsolete, except to those who have time (read money) to burn.
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2017, 05:08:07 PM »
 :facepalm: Not once you get it going.  ;D

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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2017, 05:31:05 PM »
:facepalm: Not once you get it going.  ;D
Maybe try listening to two different songs at the same time? In the name of increased listening productivity...    :giggle:


... In this case the improvement is in productivity profitability, which is enough to render the old tech practically obsolete ...
Fixed  :thumbs:
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Offline King_Julian_S

Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »
So how does my hifi become profitable and productive ? And why does it need to be ?
Does modern tech owners charge a fee to come listen to their hifi or ?
Eish guys like Rodney can make money mos Jong ... lol

So are you saying that obsolete does not mean worse for us in terms of the music playback quality , but rather to support the vendors operational processes and nothing more ? Mxm..

But seriously speaking playback snakeoil does not interest me anymore these days.
Most systems can play music quite enjoyably.
I actually didn’t know I was listening to recording playbacks when watching the vid .. I was thinking he’s still gonna get to “replay the recordings” ,, so I was listening to both equally with the intention to listen to what he was playing and wether or not I liked or disliked it or parts of it ... the music I mean ... so I honestly heard nothing special or bad in either.

and truth be told neither will make a difference in my life , I can live with both and do so anyway already...
I never listen to the hiss and cracks etc .. only the music ..
one has to grow up and apply this natural filter and learn to listen to the music only , that way your “anality” disappear and your horizons open to endless music and enjoyment.




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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 06:39:09 PM »
My comment regarding productivity relates to the music production process, not the reproduction side (although it somewhat applies there, too, to a lesser extent).

one has to grow up and apply this natural filter and learn to listen to the music only , that way your “anality” disappear and your horizons open to endless music and enjoyment.

Wise words.  :dop:
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Re: Analog Tape Recording vs. Direct to Digital Shootout
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2017, 08:04:20 PM »
Agree with productivity and convenience ... chalk and cheese...

Personally have not found a single playback medium that I can truly say I cannot really stand to play music through , other then the old gramophone wind up stuff etc.. the main stream stuff of today and yesterday like RTR , Tape, Digi , Vinyl all does it good enough with any half decent equipment... more then that we will leave to the stinking rich or we just chasing great imagination...

I.e. I’m sure these buggers and whatever cables and amps are recommended will outplay most other systems irrespective of what source you using ... well it better at those prices ..

   



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