Question About Song Variations

kendrasollars asked: why are there slight differences in The Story of Hip-Hop on the digital version vs the vinyl? For example, on the vinyl version the narrator, about 10 seconds in, only hums twice as opposed to three times on the digital version and on the third a deep bass sound kicks in. There are a couple other differences I’ve noticed and was just curious about this.

Hey Kendra, It’s actually the medium itself that creates the difference. The bass response of vinyl, especially in the extreme low end, is greater than on a cd which clips against it’s 16 bit capacity. The sound under the third hum was pretty bassy and distorted to begin with, and neither medium is particularly good at reproducing sounds like that. Good ears…

thanks for writing.

Nick


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