Slash has said that the digital age of music is “faceless”, comparing it to the superior sound quality you get with vinyl. Slash is still excited to see what happens with the digital distribution of music in the future.
In a recent interview with BitTorrent, Slash talked about how the digital distribution of music, has changed the industry. Slash contrasted it with vinyl and said “I think there’s something to be said for the sound quality on vinyl. I still record to tape because I think it sounds so much better. I’m waiting to see when digital is going to be able to develop a similar tonal quality as vinyl.”
Slash also talked about the novelty of having vinyl packaging , saying that it’s “more personable”. Then he spoke about how this is lost in the digital age “Now the packaging is gone and people are recording from their laptops and their phones.
Although he thinks it’s great that music has now become instantaneous, he also outlined the drawbacks of this “It’s drastically changed and become much more convenient and immediate, but it’s become faceless at the same time. I’m excited to see how this changes in the future.”
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