Saturday

Island Vibe Festival 2010 - dubrealisation

Rino Breebaart thinks about original dub at Island Vibe

4 comments:

snohomishwriter said...

I'm not exactly up to speed with dub music but most of my music intake is from vinyl, even with new artists. It is impossible to replicate the way a good record sounds.

rino said...

Funny you mention that - I just finished reading the excellent Perfecting Sound Forever - and there's a great analysis of the way vinyl filters and colours sound (in ways digital doesn't). It's actually like listening thru a very subtle pink noise filter. And everyone making CDs now wants their work to sound like a 'record' - thinking vinyl is the most accurate, when technically it isn't....

deek said...

So, what is the most accurate method of recording?

rino said...

I don't think there is a perfect or 100% accurate way of recording. Possibly because our ears & sense of sound is culturally attuned - for music fans in Edison's era, the wax recording might've sounded rather life-like and 'accurate'. Us kids of the 70s are used to hearing vinyl as Hi-Fi, and this generation of kids is getting used to lossy MP3s rather quick. All recordings are approximations; and everyone's hearing conditions are arbitrary. So it's a creamy, rich middle ground of imperfections.