I would like to share this article from homestudiocorner.com by Joe Gilder for my daily audiophile roundup. He writes about how the great vintage recordings of yesteryear did not have the technological tools and advantages that we have today. Using tubes and transformers the artists made great and lasting music, not despite the technical limitations but rather in part because of them. The imperfections added to that characteristic sound which we value today.
Today we have the best of both worlds, with advanced technological tools which also provide access to emulation of that old school sound.
Still there’s nothing like recording in an old studio if nothing else but for the challenge:
Stuck in the Past – Going for that “Vintage” Sound