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Buffalo Budd

Quote from: mattstick on August 05, 2022, 08:40:13 AMEveryone up to speed on the MoFi digital debacle?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/music/2022/08/05/mofi-records-analog-digital-scandal/

Sheesh, that's pretty underhanded on MoFi's part.
I love how some audiophiles still put them at the top of their list for sound quality.
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mistercharlie

My only MoFi is Garcia & Grisman's Shady Grove. I think it sounds great, but I've never been the 'golden ear' type.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
Quote from: kellerb on August 02, 2009, 02:29:05 AM
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 

mattstick

#15197
I think the analog vs digital discussion is a bit of a red herring. The real story is that MoFi traded on their reputation as "all analog" and purposefully obfuscated the truth about using digital files, all in an effort to sell a premium product at a premium price.


rowjimmy

Quote from: mistercharlie on August 05, 2022, 10:22:17 AMMy only MoFi is Garcia & Grisman's Shady Grove. I think it sounds great, but I've never been the 'golden ear' type.

Oh yeah... I have that one too. But it's really the one-steps that are the big deal here.

Also:
Quote from: mattstick on August 05, 2022, 11:42:01 AMI think the analog vs digital discussion is a bit of a red herring. The real story is that MoFi traded on their reputation as "all analog" and purposefully obfuscated the truth about using digital files, all in an effort to sell a premium product at a premium price.



Yep

People paid premiums and did not get what they thought they were buying.
Underhanded and uncool.

mattstick

#15199
Not just the One Steps, 90% of the Mofi titles seem to be cut from a digital reproduction of the master tapes.

Good news though, Garcia/Grisman is an all analog effort.

mistercharlie

Quote from: mattstick on August 05, 2022, 01:13:48 PMNot just the One Steps, 90% of the Mofi titles seem to be cut from a digital reproduction of the master tapes.

Good news those, Garcia/Grisman is an all analog effort.
WOO! I knew my non-golden ear thought it sounded great.
"I used to be 'with it', but then they changed what 'it' was and now what I'm with isn't 'it' and what's 'it' seems weird and scary to me"
Quote from: kellerb on August 02, 2009, 02:29:05 AM
You haven't lived until you've had a robot shart in your ear and followed along in the live setlist thread while it happens. 

Caravan2001

I have a bunch of MOFIs, pretty disappointed to hear they have been underhanded in this way, but there's still no reason for me to enjoy them any less than I have.  Whole thing is a shit show though. Doubt I will buy any more on principle.  The only MOFI one step I have is the Dylan and it sounds so good.  This was so mismanaged, talk about giving yourself a black eye.