There is certainly a warmth that's missing with digitally mastered music. Quality might be better in some ways, but it's the organic imperfections (the same way as with photos and other media) that make the sounds more pleasing to the ears. In some cases though, since the technology has been getting more advanced, some older pieces have benefited by having hiss or pits taken out.
I agree. "warmth" that is another good way to put it.
I would have said "soul" or "bottom"
Songs had a beat you could feel and it goes missing when the same record is digitally remastered.
I have an album by Jimmie Reed at Carnagy Hall and another album of the same songs and
the housekeeper, who was most familiar with his music said: "it's missing the back beat"
There are a lot of variables though. I mean, if you would do an experiment, you would have to simultaneously record on both analogue and digital means, and both should be set and mixed to the same levels (nothing fancy). That would reveal the differences.
what got my attention is a blank tape, no music, just silence.
I had gotten to the end of the tape, no room for another song but
there was an underlying recording on the tape that I needed to erase.
I chose to leave the mic open and just be still, recording "silence" till the tape ran out.
I was very full of emotions at the time.
I was being very still, not wanting any sound what so ever to be recorded.
It seemed to take For EVER to get to the end, lots of thoughts were going thru my head at the time.
It is now 6 years later and I am playing the tape.
The music ended and I was waiting to hear the cassette reach the end [click]
it sure seemed like there was 'something' in that silence that could be felt.
I can't be sure if it is my memory but I could step back into that moment when I was so uncomfortably poised over the recorder in silence.
It made me wonder if a person with some degree of psychic ability could read my emotions I imparted to the recording.
When I say "I imparted my emotion" I mean to say, my emotions were so strongly felt at the time I made the tape
Ithink Joe Average could have felt them through a Wall!
That made me think about the vibes a musician could have imprinted, along with the sound of the music.
Maybe that is what is missing? something we cannot yet measure?
I can [imagine] I hear northfork "poo pooing" my theory ..
He has strong vibes, he'd be a good choice for making
the tape, maybe for the reason he'd like to refute it?
It'd have to be tested using people who had some psychic abilities or at least a belief in them.
There is a college out here that has classes in psychic phenomenon, maybe they'd want to try it?