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Comment: Re:Vinyl sucks (Score 1) 196

by Stuarticus (#48978445) Attached to: Music Doesn't Feature In the Pirate Bay's Top 100 Biggest Torrents
The RIAA curve is added at the cutting stage by the preamps on the lathes and isn't relevant to the studio master which in the days you were discussing would have generally been done to 1/4" tape prior to the digital days. So it shouldn't affect any subsequent remasters which would be done from the 1/4" master tape or remixed especially for CD. The problem was just shoddy engineering and despite the "Loudness wars" argument a lot of early CD remasters were mixed too quiet because they thought they had so much dynamic range, unfortunately trying to use all that range leaves the amplifiers sounding sterile on most systems that don't have a lot of power.

Comment: Re:Government Intervention (Score 1) 495

I don't think you know what government mandated monopolies are, understandable as you are American. The monopolies exist because the companies are colluding to not compete, please explain how that makes it "government mandated"? Anyone stupid enough to mark this insightful can feel free to chime in as well.

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