Burning The Ground: DjPaulT's 80's and 90's Remixes

80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Untouched Wins!

Posted by DjPaulT on October 26th, 2014

I love the old adage “if it’s not broke don’t fix it”. After reading all of the comments and doing some research on my own, I have decided to keep my rips as they are, “UNTOUCHED”. I agree with many of you that louder is not always better. If the listener prefers they can always themselves add EQ or gain. I have never cared much for all of these LOUD remastered CDs. That is why I love vinyl so much. The pure warmth and dynamic range cannot be matched by compact disc (in my opinion). After all that is why I started BTG in the first place. I wanted to provide a place where vinyl purists and enthusiats could come and get great music unspoiled by today’s industry.

I appreacite all of the comments and the valuble information that so many of you provided. The input of my readers is what makes Burning The Ground such a wonderful place.

– DjPaulT

17 Responses to “Untouched Wins!”

  1. MMDD Says:

    As I’ve heard said before, “You [the user] have control over the volume.” If you want your music loud, then turn the volume up!

    I appreciate everything you do, Paul, more than I could ever adequately express!


  2. Stefano Says:

    A smart decision in my opinion. Thanks for the update Paul.


  3. electrobiotic Says:

    Hi, Paul

    I enjoy all your rips but I noticed the difference between some of your latest rips. I’m the one who enjoy the vinyl dynamics as they was recorded.

    I wonder if you ever try to rip using Pure Vinyl (for mac only). You don’t need the Bellari because the RIAA curve is incorporated on the fly by the software and the difference is really amazing if you rip the vinyls at 32f/192.

    By the way, I love how you rip right now.


  4. CL Says:

    Ok Paul, go ahead.


  5. Diego Says:

    Thanks for the update, Paul. I voted for the new ripping technique, but if most of the readers voted for the “untouched” we have to respect the majority.
    I don’t know if it’s possible for you, but maybe you can give the two options: FLAC 24 bits “untouched” (for the audiophiles) and FLAC 16 bits “touched” (for all of us who loved the new ripping technique). [And everybody will be happy 🙂 ]
    Just a suggestion, but what you decide will be fine for me.


  6. Budesonide Says:

    Wise choice!

    Thank you for all that you do 🙂


  7. hkfriends Says:

    thanks Paul for the good choice.


  8. DjAmora Says:

    Dear DjPaulT,

    I consider him an artist, and for me, his work is worthy of the highest praise. You put the highest level of the most renowned music producers on the planet. I hope that your work deconstructive criticism desistimule not you ever. Each posting their already look forward to your next job. I can only thank him for his passion for good music and have time to share with us this feeling, as well as to know that you are a pleasure to intimate you that performs every posting. Congratulations on your work, dedication and care that comes with each remastering your vinyls that are true works of art.

    Big hug.



  9. ex15 Says:

    I grew up with vinyl and even worked at Decca R&TV, in the audio design lab back in the early 1970s. I ‘m constantly looking for quality vinyls, not just 12″ singles but albums as well, and for the same reason like you Paul, I can’t stand the compression/loudness thing. Louder is not better, you still need to like the music!



  10. NKelly Says:

    What comments? What’s happened, lol. I’m a regular visiter as you know and i’ve no idea


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Read the Maniac post Neil 🙂


  11. prettything Says:

    Hi Paul, your rips are absolute killers, I wonder if you’ve planned to do Albums too, because it would be great. Also, if do you know other sites with vinyl rips in 24/96.
    Thank you very much for your job !!


  12. kfb Says:

    I think you made a good decision.


  13. woz Says:

    Another happy camper checking in 🙂

    Love all your rips, Paul. I know you put a lot of thought, time, effort, and care into each and every one. Thanks for pushing the quality up to a level that is rarely seen.


  14. ric Says:

    I like that.
    Like A Virgin!


  15. Claudio P. Says:

    First of all, many thanks for this work you are doing, which I could not define less than “a labor of love”.
    As another user above said «Congratulations on your work, dedication and care that comes with each remastering your vinyls that are true works of art.» and many thanks for all this.

    Said this, for those (like me) who understand little or nothing on how these things work, I have to admit I prefer records with a more or less uniform audio volume, meaning that if the overall volume is too low, I find this annoying, but this might not have anything to do it with the technical subject at hand?


  16. DJ Veteran Says:

    I have always hated “digit re-mastering” when it is used to make music louder. Vinyl is pure and is better left untouched or at most digitally cleaned. I hate the difference between today’s “digital 0” vs old “analog 0.” Digital 0 is like Analog +10, very loud and distorted.


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