White Stripes Make Recording History

For the first time in recording history, a vinyl master was cut in analog straight from a one-inch master mix. Recording guru Steve Hoffman explains how this was done and why it was such a big deal.

Sounds like they’ve got some audiophiles over at Warner Bros. They’re even setting up a subsidiary to sell hi-fidelity vinyl reissues: Because Sound Matters. Hoffman reveals that he and Kevin Gray have been “remastering for Rhino 180 gram vinyl the cream of the WB/Reprise back catalog for release,” featuring the original artwork, track listings and cut in true analog from the original stereo master mixes, “some untouched for 35 years.”

Maybe it’s time to get back my records

Via the rope.

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