The Book Of Souls sounds so much better on vinyl (Videos)

Finally The Book Of Souls arrived in Mexico... I just did these videos showing the audio and definitely the audio of the vinyl is a huge improvement over the CD, it's clearer and less muddy, even with youtube compression...




Edit: The videos were taken down by youtube... but I just uploaded them on Vimeo


 
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Meliegree

After reconsideration - I actually care
And that's why I'll buy at some point in time all their recordings on vinyl.
 

Caveman Ninja

The Titanic doesn't fit inside
Wow, no kidding! The mastering is so much better. I've got the vinyl sitting at my girlfriend's house, haven't played it yet. Looking forward to it now.
 

frus

Barbed Wire Hen
These recordings sound much more mid-scooped than the CD version that I'm comparing them to.
Which leads me to this question: if you digitalize the vinyl, then the sound depends on your phono preamp, possibly on some eq you may have, as well as A/D converter

I mean, it's not unambiguous as the CD (which is a stream of bits) ?
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
sounds great!

I don't have a record player right now, will need to hurry up and buy a replacement

EDIT: is there guitar fills at the last chours of IESF that aren't on the cd?
 

Caveman Ninja

The Titanic doesn't fit inside
Don't think so. It's just that the mastering on the CD is absolutely bollocks so you can't really hear them.
 

Brigantium

General of the Dark Army
Staff member
They're there, but very understated. I thought that was a deliberate feature of production, but maybe not.
 
These recordings sound much more mid-scooped than the CD version that I'm comparing them to.
Which leads me to this question: if you digitalize the vinyl, then the sound depends on your phono preamp, possibly on some eq you may have, as well as A/D converter

I mean, it's not unambiguous as the CD (which is a stream of bits) ?
The turntable is connected to an Aiwa receiver and the audio output is connected to the laptop where I record it with Audacity, but I don't make any alterations to the audio, it's .wav at 24bit...
aiwa.jpg
 

frus

Barbed Wire Hen
OK, but Aiwa receiver itself may have some EQ? I'm asking because the difference is... staggering (sounds much better on your video than on CD in my opinion)
 

TheSpectreWithin

Pirate of the Undergorund
The vinyl is noticeably better. I finally listened to my copy last night, and the lead guitar is far cleaner and sits better in the mix. Definitely worth the purchase.
 

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
Vinyl is better than CD every time, unless the vinyl mixing has been fucked up. It's a dream of mine to have a vinyl collection but I can't afford it.
 

Gk1

Ancient Mariner
Could it be then that the 320 K mp3s out of a vinyl would sound better than the ones taken from the CD?
 
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