Paul McGowan From PS Audio on Mofi-Gate

J. Frum

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Want to sell me the best reissue you can press, having converted to digital and back at some point in the production chain?

Cool. Count me in.

Want to deliberately market that record as the product of an all-analog process, and use that to help justify a hefty premium?

Cool. Count me in on the class action lawsuit.
 

Olson_jr

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Want to sell me the best reissue you can press, having converted to digital and back at some point in the production chain?

Cool. Count me in.

Want to deliberately market that record as the product of an all-analog process, and use that to help justify a hefty premium?

Cool. Count me in on the class action lawsuit.

I am not a vinyl guy, and have not been following this very closely, but did they ever actually say that they only used an all-analog process?
 

jmathers

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I am not a vinyl guy, and have not been following this very closely, but did they ever actually say that they only used an all-analog process?
Here WAS Mofi's graphic on their One Step vinyl records:

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Nothing overtly stated in writing here about analog. But clearly implied by the picture is tape to laquer. Not dsd to laquer or tape to dsd to laquer.

Their new One Step graphic omits the source material and original master recording entirely.
 

mhardy6647

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Here WAS Mofi's graphic on their One Step vinyl records:

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Nothing overtly stated in writing here about analog. But clearly implied by the picture is tape to laquer. Not dsd to laquer or tape to dsd to laquer.

Their new One Step graphic omits the source material and original master recording entirely.
They skipped the important part ;)

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airdronian

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Here WAS Mofi's graphic on their One Step vinyl records:

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Nothing overtly stated in writing here about analog. But clearly implied by the picture is tape to laquer. Not dsd to laquer or tape to dsd to laquer.

Their new One Step graphic omits the source material and original master recording entirely.
Yeah they really put their foot in it with this One Step graphic. I referred to a couple of my Miles Davis releases some time ago, and they don't mention anything about being all analog. This graphic can easily be interpreted as all analog.

My newest Mofi is E.S.P, and isn't even labelled as "Original Master Recording" since they had to use a copy of the original master. This is the same as when it was re-released in 2016, and I think it is common practice for them.
 

adaug

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They skipped the important part ;)

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Just saw the interview the head of MoFi gave to Absolute Sound and some of the other writings in TAS about this. There does seem to be a "miracle" with how sonics improve from a vinyl pressing compared to its digital source. Very interesting stuff.
 

Olson_jr

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Just saw the interview the head of MoFi gave to Absolute Sound and some of the other writings in TAS about this. There does seem to be a "miracle" with how sonics improve from a vinyl pressing compared to its digital source. Very interesting stuff.

Those were some pretty interesting articles, especially maintaining tape alignment at splices issues.

I had never considered all of what is involved with using master tapes at the various owner's studios and locations.
 

adaug

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Those were some pretty interesting articles, especially maintaining tape alignment at splices issues.

I had never considered all of what is involved with using master tapes at the various owner's studios and locations.
indeed - and another issue illuminated in those discussions is that various generations of tapes can be indicated as a "master"
 

mhardy6647

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Just saw the interview the head of MoFi gave to Absolute Sound and some of the other writings in TAS about this. There does seem to be a "miracle" with how sonics improve from a vinyl pressing compared to its digital source. Very interesting stuff.
everybody knows that the hot cutting stylus cuts nice, smooth wiggles into the groove... smoothing out them little digital stair-steps. That Nyquist guy would have us believe that we won't even be able to tell they're there... but, with our golden ears, we know they're there.
:confused: :cool:

ahem.


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mhardy6647

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Speaking (in the broadest possible sense!) of MoFiGate and rekkids and audiophile go-tos (see, I am goin' someplace with this) -- I saw this interesting-looking* YT video link on audioasylum last night. I'll drop it here in case it's new (and/or of interest) to any of all y'all.



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* Spoiler alert:
AA Inmate Analog Scott was apparently not impressed with the video -- I've watched even less than he did, though, so I dunno.
 
All I know is, I ordered my copy of the "supposed last LP cut without the DSD step"..... David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name. I'm not a fan of his at all so parking this LP unopened for a decade or so to see what it's worth then is easy. :D I only have maybe 4 MoFi LP's so I don't really have a horse in the race.
 

J. Frum

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All I know is, I ordered my copy of the "supposed last LP cut without the DSD step"..... David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name. I'm not a fan of his at all so parking this LP unopened for a decade or so to see what it's worth then is easy. :D I only have maybe 4 MoFi LP's so I don't really have a horse in the race.

That album is amazing, though!
 
That album is amazing, though!

I've never listened to any of him, or CSN with or without Young. I'm listening to it now on Tidal for the heck of it. On the 3rd song; first one sucked....which is what my buddy in Phoenix told me. lol Maybe I can make it through.
 
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