Is it all just case by case depending on who mixed it?
What is the point of all of the "audiophile quality" 180g releases that I am seeing if they are the same thing that I can get on CD for 1/3 of the price?
The idea of mastering (and re-mastering) is to improve the sound...
We live under corporatism. True capitalism is a free market. If the artist isn't in the top-40 then the vinyl version will likely be a completely different master.
You could check out http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/ to see if the album you seek is on there in both forms. The Sublime album I have is one of those Back in Black ones, and so is Appetite for Destruction, and they both are not compressed. Those are both remasters, though, and the original albums on CD were nicely done. From my experience, if the vinyl gets released at the same time as the CD in the last few years then the vinyl is going to be exactly the same compressed crap.
A cutting stylus cannot cut the square waveforms found in many recordings that would result in a terrible sound.
... if for no other reason than to see how it compares, I will post my findings.
From both listening and viewing the waveforms, it was plainly obvious that the vinyl was made from the exact same brickwalled master as the CD.
Depeche Mode, Playing the Angel...QuoteFrom both listening and viewing the waveforms, it was plainly obvious that the vinyl was made from the exact same brickwalled master as the CD.That is what I realized too. The same goes for 'Sounds Of The Universe'.It is just a pity such disgraceful modern mastering technics overthrown the common sense.
What are PTA and SOTU?