Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I have a little pile of exotic soul records, which are in a very bad condition. So bad that I cannot really play them. I keep them because I am sure that one day somebody will come up with a technique to get a perfect sound out of these records. Here is an example, Too young to love by De Opels:
There is of course software to reduce the unwanted sound effects. I don’t use that, because it also reduces too much of the music. But what I do use, is a trick that I once learned from a Belgium deejay. Whenever he played a record that had too much surface noise, he sprayed some water on the record. Not every record is worth risking a premature death by electrocution, but exotic soul records are very dear to me. With a bit of water on the grooves De Opels sound like this:
Imagine how this record will sound in ten years or so, when we have the technique or software that I mentioned earlier!