Mudcat Café message #855720 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54499   Message #855720
Posted By: Genie
30-Dec-02 - 09:51 PM
Thread Name: Review: This Mudcat CD set
Subject: RE: Review: This Mudcat CD set
Amos, I'm really disappointed only because my words are hard to understand on the CD.

It also depends on the sound system I play it on. My initial "whining" post was after listening to the CD on a portable CD-radio-tape deck. The sound on the songs was coming out loud and clear and then mine came on at what seemed like half-volume and hardly intelligible. But I've played it on other systems and most of the problem seems to disappear.

The tape DOES have more hiss (like the old 78s), and more treble in general, which makes the words clearer.

If you want BAD RECORDINGS, though, I've got a slew of them -- like the ones done with my $100 Radio Shack Karaoke machine. The tape changes speed during recording, which makes for lots of fun when you try to play guitar-on-guitar as you play back the tape!! Others have cats knocking things over and phones ringing and cars going by in the background. My "low signal" tape was at least 3rd generation from the reel-to-reel master done in the "garage studio" of a professional musician.

As I've said before, I think the CDs are wonderful!