Divergent discussion about file-hosting services and archival software
Are these tracks near the end of the album? The information has to be packed more densely on the tracks near the end and this is also where the tracking distortion is more noticeable.
Almost all of the distortion comes from a thing called Tracing Distortion which is caused by trying to play back a groove made with a triangular cutting stylus by using a round (or rounded) playback stylus. As the groove get shaper (because of level or dimishing wavelength) you get more tracing error and more distortion.
…can the distortion on these samples still be "tracing distortion" or does it only happen near the end of the album?