Originally Posted by tgm1024
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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