I always see in audio not the black boxes filled with electronic but minds of the people who use them. I know many of you will not agree with me but it might come to you eventually... One of the most remarkable mysteries for me is why in high-end industry in such a high density concentrated the most repulsive pack on incompetent and inept people. One of the many evidences is the state of contemporary LP reissues.
I always wonder if those people have mind and ears! Mind you that the people who do contemporary re-mastering are high-flying audio professionals, who have access to master tapes, money and whatever they believe the training is in order get the original recording and to press them in today vinyl (or CD formats). So, why any single today reissued LP sound like an incredible crap, making me willing to shot the idiots who vandalized Sound during the re-mastering?
I have written before that any single SACD that I have heard had appalling Sound on CD layer – I tend do not buy re-mastered SACD and I in past I have throw away to trash quite a few of them. The CD LP record even worse. If you play the original recording from 50s-60s and the today reissue it is not the question which is better but the question is “Why”? Why the hell those idiots who press the today records made such an atrocious thing with Sound?
I am not a technologies and I do not know how the records are made. Still, I do not thing that we have nowadays worse materials and technologies then those that we had 50 years ago. So, I feel what is faulting us today is the idiocy and primitivism of the professionals who work in the industry. I truly do not know how the situation might be cured. The pompoms cretins who run the show in the LP re-mastering sweat-shops sit there were tight and I do not see that anything might be changed. It would be fun to throw a few hundreds of today reissued LPs right in the heads of the Morons who released/press them… Unfortunately both, the records and the Morons are not good for any other utilization….
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche