Holy Hypnotic Light Show of Hate! Also, Aerosmith

Two people who know more about music and audio quality than I have said in recent weeks that the quality of my recordings could be better. Thoughts?

After being told, even I’ve noticed the lack of treble in them as of late, and I think I’ve managed to fix that problem via some EQ adjustment, bu I’m always open to new ideas on how to improve my setup. In the coming week or so I should be getting an Ortofon Arkiv cartridge. I’ve read numerous reviews on that one, and the general consensus seems to be that it’s the perfect cartridge for recording vinyl, I’ll let you all know if that’s PR bullshit or if it’s the real deal when I get it and test it out.

In the coming months I plan on getting an honest-to-goodness high-end pre-amp if need be as well as an internal M-audio soundcard (as well as a whole new computer, but that’s another topic entirely). After I do that, then it’s time for the final step, a Technics 1200.

Then if anyone tells me that my recordings sound like shit they can piss off.

Aerosmith – Look Homeward Angel (Bootleg)
S.O.S. (Too Bad)
Dream On
Write Me A Letter
Walk This Way
Train Kept a Rollin’
Toys In The Attic
Okay, these songs sound kind of like shit, but it’s not my fault! They are all from a bootleg after all. While the quality might not be top-notch, as bootleg LPs go, this record sounds fucking amazing. According to this fan site, it was taken from a 1975 FM radio broadcast, which would explain the better-than-average sound quality. The fact that it’s an Aerosmith recording from the mid-70s (before the drugs stopped working) is the reason why the performance is fucking mind-blowing. How mind-blowing is it? Well, it has a version of “Train Kept a Rollin'” that’s  nine-minutes long, complete with a brief detour into the 1960s Batman TV show theme! Did you know that Aerosmith also covered the Spider-Man theme song? DC, Marvel, it doesn’t matter. Aerosmith breaks down barriers, man.

5 Responses to “Holy Hypnotic Light Show of Hate! Also, Aerosmith”

  1. VanCanToonFan says:

    The 1200 is a great turntable for mixing and scratching, but it it NOT high fidelity. You’d be better off sourcing something higher-end like a Linn Sondek LP12 (http://www.linn.co.uk/music_systems_sondek_LP12) if you truly want to get the most music out of your records.

  2. Lost Turntable says:

    Since I can’t find the price of your recommended turntable at the company’s website, I’m willing to be that means it costs a lot.

    I know that Technics aren’t the best out of the box, but that’s why you get a high-end stylus, pre-amp, and in my case a soundcard as well. It’s a heavy upfront cost that’s for sure, but the reason why I want a Technics is simple – reliability.

    I’ve had two Numarks and a Stanton, they both developed some kind of technical problem within years. My Audio Technica was broken out of the box with a busted tonearm lock. I’m sick of worrying about this shit. I want a turntable built like a tank that won’t break. Technics 1200 it is.

  3. Stephen says:

    Aerosmith! Thanks, man!

  4. Justin Savoy says:

    Hey can I use some of the material from this site if I reference you with a link back to your site?

  5. Lost Turntable says:

    I would like some more information. Why don’t you email me? You can find my address on the sidebar.

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