Recording analog in a digital world | So Retro



No computers or plug-ins at Linear Labs in Los Angeles. Modern music, like the Luke Cage soundtrack, is recorded on tape with vintage equipment for a high-fidelity sound.

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  • February 16, 2019 at 11:31 pm
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    And then they distribute it digitally (compressed in a digital format)?

  • February 16, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Never have I have clicked so fast just for this comment to be seen.

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  • February 17, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    There's so many pro plugins or modern equipments that can emulate retro sound recording accurately in today's recording. Not sure what's the point on having those old equipments.

  • February 17, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    Nice but maybe they should have recorded this on tape and distributed it via mail

    Keeps the authenticity 😉

  • February 17, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    I knew that dude Ali looked familiar! Tribe called quest in the house!

  • February 17, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Never have I have clicked so fast just for this comment to be seen.
    Only 0.3% viewers have seen this. 🙁

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  • February 17, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    Digital is superior. Great marketing though.

  • February 17, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    Analog simply sounds better, but those days are over son.

  • February 17, 2019 at 9:22 am
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    One man's warmth is another person's psychoacoustically pleasing distortion.

  • February 17, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    well, he probably doesn´t know how to handle a computer LOL! But seriously, i also use the actual hardware in my work but at the end, everything goes trough my DAW!

  • February 17, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    The best quality music is the music that you're able to hear when and where you want to. It doesn't help jack shit if you're out for a walk / ride / run / drive and you've got a $50k audio setup back at home with the finest quality vinyls because you ain't there to listen to it. Gimme MP3 files created by digital audio system from start to finish and the ability to play them when and wherever I want and I'll pay even more for that than an analogue system.

  • February 17, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    how much money to pay to get a video commercial on CNET?

  • February 18, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    If you are of a certain age you will remember when a Compact Disc was considered the best if it was DDD – digital recording, digital mixing, digital transfer then second best was ADD – analog recording, digital mixing, digital transfer and finally AAD – analog recording, analog mixing, digital transfer. Now these guys are all about AAA. Honestly the most important parts of a good recording is first and the most important good musicians that know how to play. Second is the quality of the acoustics of the studio space and third is Microphone quality, selection and placement. All the other factors down the stream of production are far less important.

  • February 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    Lol the beats still suck and sound boring AF

  • February 27, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    9 insecure, inferior, clueless, basement-dwelling, ProTwelling bums with dumpy home studios disliked this video.

  • March 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    I have developed a method how to record in an analog way on a digital computer into a digital file then transmit by Internet then playback in an analog way. The digital step-like distortion is eliminated and the file size is determined by the SNR of the analog recording.

  • March 28, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    yeah right… good luck with dealing with Deadlines on today's market!

  • April 15, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    did he record snare with a ribbon mic? not dynamic or even a sdc?

  • April 30, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    I agree that analog sounds better, but music is not all about the equipment. I don't understand why he is so proud of that.

  • May 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    He isn't really talking about the actual recording process or showing off the sound, or the equipment they use, and how they convert it… he is more talking in a wishy washy "feelings" way.. which is sad, cause I love recording out of the box, and it would be nice to hear him talking in more technical matter of fact terms

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