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Old 20th August 2019
Originally Posted by DAH View Post
I read Dre had mixed to DAT which kills all the resolution of the analog (then) mix.
There is another source of degradation: getting the sound to the lathe via a digital delay where the original signal, mind you, goes to the groove pitch (read distance between the grooves) computer.
Would like to know from witnesses or reliable sources, who of the bigger artists cut records off tape using master machines with a preview head (read maximum resolution).
And I do believe in digital, just not 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rate.
Can't speak to which artists use which heads when mastering, but I'd point out that printing a mix to DAT does not kill all the resolution of an analog mix.