Originally Posted by dogmatic
Now I will dance if what comes out of the speakers is cool, no matter if it comes from vinyl, but the concept of this music to be presented to the public through vinyl stagnates the potential is has to be more dynamic.
To keep this sorta relevant to the thread, consider the difference in having a dj mix dead tracks and seeing the dead live. It has already been offered that one totally got into the live experience after finding the studio recordings to be unfulfilling. Knowing what kind of magic can be made controlling more finite details in the moment, relying on just the premixed-down version to provide the excitement is not so interesting.
The chicago pioneers brought out drum machines to clubs to make the records they brought more individualized for hte moment. What if levan was actually mixing down multiple bands for hte entire night instead of just playing prerecorded stuff? Because one can listen to all of this msuic at home, its cool to hear something at the party that isnt the same, and eqing isnt enough for me.
Records could certainly be made ot sound better and there is a pleasing warmness about them, but nothinga can advance their presentation of the music they contain. The same goes for cds and most any other stereo tracking. MP3s, WAV/AIFF, and any other format for a computer is different because it allows preperation down to finer details.
Its much easier for a vinyl jock to rock a floor than a guy with a laptop and various synths and midi machines, and certainyl for longer sets, but sticking with a vinyl format holds back any alternatives. I've also come to enjoy the pure digital signal, no matter how cold it can be perceived. iIt is accurate, those are the real sounds, unaffected by the character of a physical medium. If that sound is unfulfilling, how about improving the sounds at the recording source. I enjoy sounds both natural and synthetic, so if a sound is supposed to be natural, like a horn or string, it should sound like it does in the flesh, which may not be "warmed" at all.
I dont need to see hte musicians, but I want that live feeling on the dancefloor. The best music ive heard at parties has mostly had that element.