Good point. 50 years can be a long time when it comes to the magnetic tape.Vinylfreak86 wrote: ↑03 Mar 2019 17:20Did you ever think that they did that because they were forced to? Because original master tapes were damaged at that level, that you would hear a lot of damage when listening the music if the whole material wasn`t digitalised and processed to this level that at the end you hear digitally polished clean sound. Maybe not totally natural, but they did what they could. Other option would be to find original vinyl release in perfect condition, record it on reel to reel and make analog mastering. But the end quality is questionable in this case, but more natural yes.feldman wrote: ↑03 Mar 2019 17:08
They apply noise reduction gimmicks and chop off the tape hiss and in the process castrate the music that is recorded on the tape. Last time I heard that was on the 50th anniversary remix of the Beatles White Album (released on November 9, 2018). They doctored copies of the master tapes, eliminated tape hiss and produced lifeless, gutless mix. Real abomination!
I kind of like your idea of using an original vinyl copy to copy it back to reel-to-reel. I have an original White Album from 1968, and it sounds absolutely amazing!