WHAT EXACTLY IS “ETERNITY”?
We wanted to learn the lost techniques that were being used on some of the best analog recordings from hip hop and electronic artists over the past few decades.
There is something about the beats from classic hip hop albums like Illmatic, The Infamous, and Enter the Wu-Tang sounds that is so raw, yet still soulful.
They just had a timeless vibe to them that modern hip hop has failed to capture again fully.
And we wanted to figure out why!
We discovered one of the biggest reasons is that they were using analog recording mediums like tape instead of all of the digital processing done today in computers and DAWs.
Magnetic tape is an imperfect media.
Because of that, it will impart its own sound signature to signals recorded into it.
These include a different frequency response, frequency dependent saturation, high-frequency compression, flutter, wow, hiss, asperity noise and much more.
We invested in a bunch of vintage recording gear, from 4 track cassette recorders, to reel to reel tape machines, and anything else we could get our hands on.
And spent many late nights recording and finding the perfect settings for capturing the classic hip hop sound we were looking for.
Once we finally got everything dialed in we took all of our best recordings from our studio sessions and ran them through our tape chain.
And the results were pure gold!
These are methods that not a lot of people talk about, and I think the people that do know about it don’t even want to share it...
If you want to hear for yourself you can download Eternity for free now!
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