bresna

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  1. Hub Songs

    Ah, yeah , that sounds right.
  2. Hub Songs

    It's been years but wasn't his inability to play somehow related to an event and not a loss of chops? Was he the one I heard got caught messing with the wrong woman and got his jaw busted for it? If so, I wonder if he kept his band together because he thought maybe he could get back to playing?
  3. Hub Songs

    I somewhat surprised that I don't still own this. I know I owned it at one point but i can't find it for anything. Time to search under Hagans or Printup.
  4. Hub Songs

    This looks like one I would file under V for Various Artists.
  5. My 82 year-old mom fell again last week and split her knee open. Rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. 17 stitches to close the 3.5 inch cut and she's back home alone - AGAIN. She's had 3 fairly serious falls now in the past 3 years, with one resulting in a broken femur up near her hip. She still refuses to consider moving into a senior residential apartment building. She's got all her mental faculties so we can't make her move. I was actually hoping the doctors were going to refuse to let her go home alone again after this fall but nope - home she goes. Can you tell I'm frustrated?
  6. Happy Birthday, Bresna!

    Thanks Dan & sonnymax. It's too bad I had to switch to an anonymous account name. Work stuff. I have to minimize my social media profile.
  7. Kenny Burrell

    Add at least another $50,000, because that's what was pulled out of it at one point. I wonder why they haven't pulled out more? BTW - does anyone know how taxes work on these things? Does Kenny and his wife have to declare this as income?
  8. Mosaics you’re still on the hunt for

    I have looking on & off for a reasonably-priced vinyl copy of the Horace Parlan Set. I have the CD set so it's not that I need the music. It's just that I think I'd play it more if it were the vinyl set.
  9. New all-analog LP issue

    They are not common but I've seen several. You'll know one when you pull the record out of the sleeve. It's a definite double take when you see it. I imagine most cutters would take one look, say "Oops" and take another try rather than press it like that but if the schedule's tight...
  10. New all-analog LP issue

    Bernie's mastering is not what I'm talking about. Cutting is the potential issue. If you use Bernie to master in analog and then he cuts using a cutting lathe with a digital audio look ahead system, the analog signal will get converted to digital before the cutting head. I believe that this is so the cutter knows when to start the cut and how far apart to space the cuts. As I understand it, these digital look ahead systems allow for a much more consistent cut. Cutting in analog requires a bit more skill by the cutter. I've seen some LPs where I've wondered "what the heck?". They're the ones when you pull it out and see 20-25 minutes of music squashed into about 2 inches of vinyl area with a huge runoff groove. That record will likely not be considered audiophile and I highly doubt that it was cut with a digital look ahead.
  11. New all-analog LP issue

    As I said in the Audio Forum thread, I'd certainly order one! Regarding the gauging of interest, isn't that what Kickstarter is all about? You don't have to move ahead with the project if you don't meet your goal. The only other thing I can add is that "all analog" cutting is not automatic depending on where/how it is cut. I have heard that some cutters convert the audio to digital prior to the cut so that it makes it easier to cut. I know that Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio has an all-analog cutter and because of that, he is in demand from the audiophile labels. I found this over on the Hoffman forums: Neumann introduced new cutting equipment using digital delay instead of tape read-ahead in the late 1970s. Not everyone used those lathes, not everyone used the digital delay. It's the same now. There are a few cutting studios that have customised their Neumann lathes for analog look-ahead. It's complicated because doing all analog means having a custom tape machine. With the digital delay any source can be used. There is also a custom digital look ahead system used by GZvinyl, that digitizes the master then syncs that to the analog, with the true analog signal going to the cutter and the digital driving the look-ahead. Lots of ways. Most records state something like 'cut using the original analog tapes' and this could mean anything unless a better description can be coaxed out of the engineers. FWIW, I doubt you'll find a non-analog cut from any major audiophile label. 'audiophile' labelled disks from major labels, that's another thing. I've never tracked down the (very proprietary) details of the Neumann delay. I don't believe that initially it was even actually digital, (as in A>>D>>A) but was a clocked analog delay line.
  12. I've thought about buying this many times but not at $35 per disc. That's a lot in today's market, even if they are gold plated.
  13. New all-analog LP

    I'd certainly order one! Regarding the gauging of interest, isn't that what Kickstarter is all about? You don't have to move ahead with the project if you don't meet your goal. The only other thing I can add is that "all analog" cutting is not automatic depending on where/how it is cut. I have heard that some cutters convert the audio to digital prior to the cut so that it makes it easier to cut. I know that Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio has an all-analog cutter and because of that, he is in demand from the audiophile labels. I found this over on the Hoffman forums: Neumann introduced new cutting equipment using digital delay instead of tape read-ahead in the late 1970s. Not everyone used those lathes, not everyone used the digital delay. It's the same now. There are a few cutting studios that have customised their Neumann lathes for analog look-ahead. It's complicated because doing all analog means having a custom tape machine. With the digital delay any source can be used. There is also a custom digital look ahead system used by GZvinyl, that digitizes the master then syncs that to the analog, with the true analog signal going to the cutter and the digital driving the look-ahead. Lots of ways. Most records state something like 'cut using the original analog tapes' and this could mean anything unless a better description can be coaxed out of the engineers. FWIW, I doubt you'll find a non-analog cut from any major audiophile label. 'audiophile' labelled disks from major labels, that's another thing. I've never tracked down the (very proprietary) details of the Neumann delay. I don't believe that initially it was even actually digital, (as in A>>D>>A) but was a clocked analog delay line.
  14. I recently reacquired a record that I have yet to keep after playing it a few times. I've probably owned it 3 or 4 times by now but this is the first time I've had it on vinyl. Weirdly, I'm enjoying it more now than I ever have in the past. It's not great but it's not as bad as I seem to remember it. I still don't like when Washington hits one of those falsetto notes and I'm not a huge fan of the cymbal work by Chambers. Tyrone Washington - Natural Essence (Blue Note). I think this is an original pressing.
  15. Great music, not the greatest sound. Workman's bass does not sound right here. Whiny sound.