I hardly buy new releases any more. Music nostalgia is nothing new, but this is different. There are solid technical reasons why CDs mastered today sound inferior to those made 15 years ago.
The engineers who make the "master" - the mix from which the CD is pressed - are under irresistible pressure to compromise sound quality. Tim Young masters albums at the Metropolis Studios in London. He has impeccable credentials, having worked with bands from the Clash and the Smiths back in the s to Madonna, Iron Maiden and the Sugababes today.
So you get a fatiguing effect. There's no light and shade in it. Young has first-hand experience of the "loudness wars", where studios compete to make ever louder CDs. Location: Union, Kentucky. To the OP Otherwise, they play fine in my Naim CD5i. Meanwhile, some disc skip in the Naim and play fine in the NAD.
Just goes to show CDs are more "like vinyl" that we realize. Location: New Zack Island. Half of my CD collection do mechanical noises in my players.
Was always wondering about that. Location: Torremolinos, Spain. It may have something to do with cheaply made CD presses. EddieVanHalen , Feb 24, Location: Arizona.
I have always noticed this also, but I have also noticed that the noisier discs seem to be spinning faster at the time of hearing the noise. Not sure though, but it could also be the weight, some discs weigh more than others. TwoTone25 , Feb 24, Location: Mid Atlantic. Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Box Set, Import. Damned Format: Audio CD. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price.
Register a free business account. Track Listings Disc: 1. You Take My Money. Fan Club. Problem Child. So Messed Up. New Rose. I Feel Alright. Born To Kill. Teenage Dream. Stretcher Case. Ballroom Blitz. I have never tested it to find out exactly when the problem starts.
I have tried at different speeds. I do know the blank CD's are not the best, but they work for the shorter burns. JohnWill Retired Moderator. Joined Oct 19, Messages , MysticEyes said:. Not true. Is this a recent problem? Have you tried other, better, discs? Joined Apr 13, Messages Joined Oct 29, Messages JohnWill said:. Sorry, I have to disagree with you here. I have burned a lot of CD's to play in my car's changer, and I have problems when I burn them at high speed, but the same media and same composition plays fine if I record them at 8x.
Joined Aug 17, Messages 17, In a pressed CD, the "reflectivity" of the data layer is totally different to the dye used in a CD-R. Hence the lasers in the players can have trouble working reliably. Some brands are better than others, and burning as slow as possible is always a very good idea, it can make some marginal types much more reliable at least on 4 different players here that is the proven case. If you are an audio engineer, you likely know all about Waves plugins. The intelligent plugins are their newer tools that use advanced DSP logic to differentiate between signal and noise, allowing you to dial in the threshold and, in the case of W43 and WNS, adjust that threshold for multiple bands to dial it in a bit more.
The greatest part of their intelligent plugins is that they work really fast, with almost zero-latency. This means you can throw it on your audio track and not lose sync , which can be a huge time saver. The software gives you a spectral view of your audio, advanced selection, brush, clone yes, clone stamp for audio! Spectral Layers is all about manual control, and if you know how to view the spectrogram to find sound, and use the tools to manipulate it, you may be just as well off with this software.
Soundsoap from Antares yes, the auto-tune company has come a long way since it was owned by BIAS pre and has made itself one of the simplest, fastest and cheapest options for noise reduction. If you are looking for a more specific set of repair tools, you might want to look into Zynaptiq.
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