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post #211 of 218 Old 12-14-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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Its not a myth bud its true!!!!!!

Analogue is natural... Digital is not.. IT CANNOT PRODUCE THE SAME WARM SOUND!!! (Im not being mean I am just saying)

I am grateful to have all my analogue media.... IT IS GOREGOUS

Good grief. I wish more people wrote FFT algorithms sometimes. I really think that it would clear a lot of the misconceptions up.

It does produce the same "warm" sound, if that's the sound you want. What you're confusing as "warm" is really a kind of distortion, or more accurately a kind of averaging that happens because tape heads aren't infinitely narrow, record needles are of limited frequency response and fights the scrape, and everything else introduces a kind of noise that you've simply gotten used to. That's not "warm", and if you think it is, then good for you: Go for it. But I'll still contend that you're walking into a kind of confirmation bias, or something similar.

BTW, your reference to a sine-wave earlier is misplaced. I really think that people are envisioning that it's somehow akin to a smooth sine-wave vs. a sine-wave made of stair-cased jaggies. It's simply not like that.
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It is a myth that sampling an analog signal produces “digital steps” or some other adjective typically used to describe said artifact.
Bingo.

I struggle for an easy to understand example though, because what goes into digital representations isn't exactly visually intuitive sometimes. Nor is describing how mucked up analog as "they know and love" really is either.
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Good grief. I wish more people wrote FFT algorithms sometimes. I really think that it would clear a lot of the misconceptions up.

It does produce the same "warm" sound, if that's the sound you want. What you're confusing as "warm" is really a kind of distortion, or more accurately a kind of averaging that happens because tape heads aren't infinitely narrow, record needles are of limited frequency response and fights the scrape, and everything else introduces a kind of noise that you've simply gotten used to. That's not "warm", and if you think it is, then good for you: Go for it. But I'll still contend that you're walking into a kind of confirmation bias, or something similar.

BTW, your reference to a sine-wave earlier is misplaced. I really think that people are envisioning that it's somehow akin to a smooth sine-wave vs. a sine-wave made of stair-cased jaggies. It's simply not like that.
I advise we don't engage with Dude111. Keep in mind that this fellow cherishes his sacred 8-track tapes as being sublime to listen to. Yes, those pre-recorded tapes with tracks that change in the middle of a song.
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I advise we don't engage with Dude111. Keep in mind that this fellow cherishes his sacred 8-track tapes as being sublime to listen to. Yes, those pre-recorded tapes with tracks that change in the middle of a song.
Well, I suppose there are some songs that could be improved by a jarring break in the middle. Like anything written by Ghost for instance.....lol....
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Im sorry Kenny.. Im just saying I think analogue sounds nicer.... It is natural and sounds nicer when listening on an analog platform......





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I think digital is the best - very clean sound
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