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Old 15th June 2004
Gear Guru
Hi there. Long time lurker, first time poster. I think Steely Dan's Gaucho was recorded on a 3M Digital multitrack at Soundworks in New York.
As to the sound of early digital albums, outside the obvious improvement in ADs, it took time for engineers to figure out the new medium. In analog, you get the warmth for free but you have to work for the top so bright solid state condenser mics like 414s,and 451s were popular. In digital, the top is free but you have to work for warmth so people went to tubes and ribbons.