steampunk – Open Source Mechanic blog http://www.opensourcemechanic.com/blog cat /dev/random | strings | grep "For being ignorant to whom it goes I writ at random, very doubtfully" Tue, 10 May 2016 21:50:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 The LoFi warmth of vinyl and vacuum tubes is back http://www.opensourcemechanic.com/blog/2015/01/the-lofi-warmth-of-vinyl-and-vacuum-tubes-is-back/ Sun, 04 Jan 2015 17:44:06 +0000 http://www.opensourcemechanic.com/blog/?p=945 Dark_Side_of_the_Moon
Mike every instrument and record with every channel turned up to 11, remove all mid-level and midrange sounds, compress the $(&* out of it to MP3. Stream that over a lossy protocol and then compress and stream that over lossy bluetooth to a final analog stage designed in ignorance of the past 100 years of analog design. Play through tinny piezoelectric monaural speakers which peak at the now-removed midrange frequencies. Yes, we’ve finally downgraded HiFi audio to what it was in 1960. Should we be surprised vinyl is making a comeback?

http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/vinyls-revival-is-now-a-phenomenon-on-both-sides-of-the-atlantic

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