The Polaroid is a wonderful devices for what it is, but it twill and should remain a technological novelty. On the other hand, few higher-tech formats deliver the lush sound quality of the vinyl record, and younger generations have recently returned to the format.In other words, we shouldn't jump at a new technology simply because it has advantages; only time and study will reveal its disadvantages and show the value of what's left behind.
...assistant professor of urban and environmental policy and planning.
...the lush sound quality of the vinyl record
Quote...the lush sound quality of the vinyl recordI can't argue with that, since I don't know what "lush" is...
From an op-ed in today's New York Times, arguing 'the case against digital textbooks', by Justin Hollander, assistant professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts.
He could have a point provided the modern devices weren't able to "emulate" whatever sound profile needed. I'm almost sure that if the vinyl sound made a huge come-back, DAP manufacturers would start including a "vinyl" DSP which would add all that "lushness" to the "analytic" sound of the modern devices.
vinyl emulation plugins already exist
Sure, vinyl sounds beautiful with a brand new record with a brand new needle with a top of the line turntable but lets come back in 3 years after constantly playing to see whether it holds up and maintains its playback quality.
There is a tendency for people to interpret different as better even if it is worse, at least for a while.
Quote from: Arnold B. Krueger on 15 October, 2012, 08:21:02 AMThere is a tendency for people to interpret different as better even if it is worse, at least for a while.Often the vinyl masters are "better" (which is of course subjective, but for me that means less brickwalling, compression and artifacts).
I'm really interested whether the win margin on vinyl is larger for the music corporations compared to CD and digital.
Maybe the loudness war and all the shoddy mastering of CDs is not really by accident and ignorance after all?