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Postby Scott DeVarenne » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:36 pm

jack-white-lazaretto-ultra-lp
http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-fa ... ams-vinyl/
The label notes also point out that “absolutely zero compression” was used during recording, mixing and mastering
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Re: zero compression???

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Scott DeVarenne wrote:jack-white-lazaretto-ultra-lp
http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-fa ... ams-vinyl/
The label notes also point out that “absolutely zero compression” was used during recording, mixing and mastering


Not entirely impossible, but I believe limiting during cutting for vinyl was a practice less for sonic reasons, and more to keep things within a range to allow tracking. Easy to use "zero" compression or limiting in the digital domain, of course.

Kudos to anyone coming up with ways to encourage people to buy music. Most people won't even be able to enjoy some of those "special features" because a great percentage of players won't allow it, and I'm not just speaking of the 78...

...and then there's this: http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-fa ... musicians/
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Re: zero compression???

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:33 pm

BTW, a popular mastering forum's members are reporting a trend in the last half year or so of people genuinely chasing more dynamic range in their final masters. Not hope for all, but at least hope for some. :-)
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Re: zero compression???

Postby dylanger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:36 pm

Wouldn't the tape machines provide some sort of compression? Or do not all tape machines do that?
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Re: zero compression???

Postby Malcolm Boyce » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:04 pm

dylanger wrote:Wouldn't the tape machines provide some sort of compression? Or do not all tape machines do that?
When pushed, yes. The same with any electronics in the chain, including all the associated distortion.

"Tape", without intent to do so, should not be a compressor.
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