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Subject: Re: Pro Walkman (was Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Lyrebird)
From: "Scott Fraser" scottbfraser
Date: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:23 am ((PST))
<<No analog nostagia here->>

In an industry which is thoroughly rife with it, I have absolutely no  
analog nostalgia myself. But with an ear accustomed to current 24bit  
ADCs I'm continually amazed that the better cassette recordings,  
especially those with a healthy modulation level, can stand up so well  
alongside digital recordings, and I often mix the two in sound design  

<<-I've always sought transparency.>>

What I believe is lost on many of the younger analog fetishists is  
that the goal of all analog recorders & tape formulations was always  
transparency, & never was intentionally about compression, distortion  
or any notion of a mystical euphonious "glue" which "holds sounds  

Scott Fraser

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