BACKSPACER LP SOUND IS FLAT

jg1988jg1988 Posts: 181
edited April 2010 in The Porch
Anyone else notice this?
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  • FirstExitFirstExit Posts: 936
    Nope.
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  • jamminpearlsjamminpearls Posts: 7,073
    jasongoz wrote:
    Anyone else notice this?
    I thought the same thing as well. Thought maybe it was my record player.
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  • isnt it basically ripped straight off the CD? so the quality is no better than the CD. its got the same shitty loudness that all new albums have i think.
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,804
    Yup, it's pretty crappy sounding
  • T-Bone 82T-Bone 82 Posts: 351
    I thought I was nuts, but I couldn't agree more. The sound is terrible.

    I'm new to vinyl as I just got a record player last summer, but of all the vinyl I have, Backspacer sounds the worst. The Ten reissue sounds great and my other records (Neil Young, Dinosaur Jr., other PJ singles) sound great as well.

    Backspacer sounds much better on CD than Vinyl.
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  • It was mastered from the CD so it sounds basically the same only a little bit duller.

    A perfect example of how NOT to master vinyl.
  • Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 3,025
    I also thought self titled/avocado was flat sounding. Yeah, I agree about backspacer.

    Which is especially troubling, since it may have been the best one to have a great vinyl copy of.
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  • starmap3333starmap3333 Posts: 3,801
    i didn;t know so many of you were sound engineers. wow. it's like having a 4 man panel of simon cowell x 4!
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  • jg1988jg1988 Posts: 181
    i didn;t know so many of you were sound engineers. wow. it's like having a 4 man panel of simon cowell x 4!

    ok dick.
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 3,479
    i didn;t know so many of you were sound engineers. wow. it's like having a 4 man panel of simon cowell x 4!

    There's a pretty significant difference in sound quality, depending on how it's pressed. It's nice that vinyl is making a comeback, but there are some serious quality control issues. I've been burned a couple times by digital recordings on wax. Unfortunately, Backspacer isn't even the worst example.
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