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Old 28th October 2002
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Originally posted by e-cue

One of the best examples of this is when the MPC came out, all the Sp1200 users noticed their drums had more grit. I "lo fi" my drums to 12 bit and lower all the time for this same effect. I still use my 4 track Akai hard disk recorder as a converter for the 16 bitness of it.
Cool. Kind of like printing to a 4 track tape as an effect. Is there something specifically about the Akai versus other 16 bit converters that you like?


The more I think about it, the more it parallels the jump to 30 IPS from 15ips... Some people missed the grit on the drums back then too and went back.
People still do that, correct (15 vs 30 depending on the song, etc)? Not a tape guy myself.