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Is this proof that DP stuff is just way too calculated? OR maybe it’s proof that it is intentionally designed to be the opposite of calculated?
Either way, this article was a combination of fun, insightful, and annoying.
Don’t Sweat the Technique was a bigger album for me but this is still a hip-hop classic, no doubt.
p.s. I want to be inside the green-eyed chick in the ad to my left.
I love old cassettes, too…like from when cassettes were the standard. But getting music on a cassette now is just foolish. Yes, it may deliver some nostalgia factor (even thought the music itself won’t be nostalgic because it’s new) but here’s why it’s not worth it (most, if not all of this is probably obvious to most, but I’m going to go ahead and post it because I think it’s “image over substance” to put out music on cassettes, or to buy them):
- Cassettes may be able to produce a much higher range of frequencies than digital recordings (if recorded analog in the first place) but the hiss produced by most cassette decks can outweigh the additional frequency response. Also, digital delivery has a greater dynamic range, and is able to reproduce louder sounds.
- A cassette comes into direct contact with a magnetic playback head, which will eventually cause it to wear out. The tape will degrade and the player’s head istelf needs maintenance.
- Want to transfer your music digitally, it will be exactly the same. When a copy of any recording is made using a cassette, a hissing noise will be added and the audio signal on the copy will not be as strong as the original. Duh.
But I’m not judging…go have fun listening to your Walkman with your new Beats by Marketing Victims headphones. Then, if you have the time, try to tell me you know a lot about audio. Kisses.