Another plea to reverse the decline in the sonic quality of today’s music

Another plea to reverse the decline in the sonic quality of today’s music
What I’m saying is that it’s terribly unfortunate that you’re not experiencing the full glory and power of your favourite music. Far superior. I’ve recently re-invested in a stereo system: a no-nonsense two-channel pile of NAD gear and PSB speakers dedicated to nothing but the serious listening of music. It’s strange that for all our technological advances, today’s music sounds worse–i.e. They attempt to get the best possible audio quality by using high-quality (usually expensive) components in their music playback system. The dynamics, frequency response, clarity and all the nuances found int he recording of the record really makes it seem that Davis is right there in the room with you. People who appreciate high-quality audio (music) are called audiophiles. When I was a teen in the 1970s, a good stereo system was on the wish list of almost every teen I knew. Later this month, my nephew–a music fan who has never heard a proper stereo recording in his life–is coming for a visit. In fact, there are some recordings from the 1950s that are superior in audio quality to anything you might be listening to on Spotify right now. So we filled our bedrooms with stereo components and huge speakers. I learned a quick lesson in audio quality that day. He asked me to play guitar on a few demo recordings he was making. isn’t as sonically pure in a high-fidelity sort of way–than music released in the 70s and early 80s. Then Philips and Sony introduced the CD. It sounded amazing. It was a pale imitation of the multi-track tape on playback. Keep reading. If you think the ultimate music listening experience involves listening to an MP3 sounds good through a pair of Beats plugged into your phone, I actually feel sorry for you. He booked time in the studio and we went in and recorded two songs. Once we finished recording, the studio engineer played back the recordings. Multi-track tape to 1/4″ stereo master tape to cassette tape copy. It sounded good, but the audio quality was not nearly as good as the original. A few days later I got a cassette version of the recording. It was my first opportunity to record in a professional recording studio, so of course, I said yes. I know that sounds condescending, but I don’t mean it that way. I was literally stunned by the audio quality. I had never heard recorded music sound that clear and realistic. Do yourself a favour and find someone with a good two-channel stereo and listen to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. And every 20 minutes we got up and flipped a vinyl album over to play the other side. All you’re getting is a compressed, over-bassy version of it. I plan to blow his mind with high-fidelity. In the early 1980s, I had a friend who was a songwriter. It was a third generation recording.   The fact that it was me playing guitar on those recordings was a life-changing experience for me. If you need more convincing, try this article from Medium. Music was important to us and we wanted it to sound good. The purity of this 1959 recording is nothing short of heavenly.