WIRED: SORRY, BUT DIGITAL SONGS SOUND BETTER WHEN RECORDED ON TAPE

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Industry purists like D’Angelo and storied producer-performer Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac) still swear by their reel-to-reel recorders. The sound of analog preamps running signal onto analog tape yields a natural compression that minimizes harsh transients and delivers a warmer sound.

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Do ya know what else? Sacrilege aside, you can make a fucking amazing mixed reel from a Spotify Premium playlist. Yep, the hours of painstaking LP cueing, flipping, and changing are not inherent in the final mix, but no one listening will ever notice. Do you know what else is not inherent in the final mix—and I’m a ‘uge fan of clicks, pops, and white noize—clicks, pops, and white noize. Plus, it’s a kick to transfer your curated Spotify playlists onto an iron oxide powder-coated strip of thin plastic film and play them back on your big sexy RTR deck…

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