My mind is my own church
I agree you have very valid points you are able to word it much better than me .I agree with your assessment of vinyl. I think there are some features of the medium that make it sound more realistic than the stale nature of CD. A lot of music these days spends most of its time in the digital realm and then (hopefully) it is mastered for vinyl. But back in the days where it was all analogue I think it really was the best.
Yes have noticed that too , the mixes seemed much more open and the instruments and vocals seem to sit much better in the overall picture.People really need to know how to get the best out of it and work within it's limitations. So I think often this results in a more careful and precise mix for the vinyl.
Nice ! I feel the same with Tue Album house of the Holy by Led Zeppelin - I can hear the bass drum pedal squeaking . Was Ludwig speed king pedal , very common problem with them .I have Jeff Buckley's Grace on vinyl and on the title track you can stand between the speakers and I swear you can hear the slap of the kick drum pedal resonating through the drum kit. It's almost like a holographic drum kit in the room. That's the best way I can describe it. It has presence, position and depth.
Agreed and I have enjoyed that convenience as well . Even mor me so now because phones and computers . No tube to overload so no distortion .I think the reason why casual music listeners all jumped to CD in the 80s and 90s was because you can buy pretty much any CD player and get a consistent listening experience. Even cheap stuff didn't have distortion and static.
Yeah that’s for sureA turntable takes time and effort to set up properly to really get the best out of a record. It appeals to me, but I doubt most people want to sit down with protractors, micro scales and calibration records. Far easier to just chuck in a shiny disc into a drawer and have something that sounds good.
Yes - and it seems all that care is gone the productions today seem very rushed . Maybe I am wrong could be just how I perceive it from an Audio experience.I think the vinyl playing process, being mechanical introduces little nuances. The quality of the sound is correlated, not only to the care put into the production, and cutting the record. It is also correlated to the quality of the turn table and it's set up.
Wow! That is great me too I thought everyone hears this way . Never new it was something different. Glad to find the similarities between us thisLike you I have a similar experience with music. I kinda see it like a cloud in my mind and bits of it light up. It only really is coherent when I'm listening, though it is still quite vivid when the playback is in my mind. I always thought that everyone experienced this but as I got older, I realized it's not particularly widespread.
Ok I will check it out , I really like Warren Zevon never heard that one . Yeah I agree the stereo spread is smaller . Maybe we just go back to mono. I actually do like some older mono mixes . They have something different. Especially pertaining to the Beatles .I can also listen to one track on repeat for hours. The novelty doesn't wear off.
One track I can listen to over and over is a song called Desperados Under The Eaves by Warren Zevon. I highly recommend it. It was also recorded at a time where the target medium was vinyl so it's got a really lush orchestral sound at the end that really you just don't get these days. Dynamics have disappeared, panning is a dying art and subtly just rarely makes an appearance in contemporary music. Louder is better apparently :-(