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speedmetal machine music by File Under Toner

Album Description

Released:November 8th, 2010

Are the hiss, crackles, and pops on records protected by copyrights? This controversial project by File Under Toner (Anki Toner) posed the question and got into some trouble.

This release is a treasure trove for all artists wishing to add the authentic warm crackle of old recordings to their new works.

recording the silent final grooves of records. not so silent after all. playing them loud enough to capture the hiss, the pops, the clicks. adding a couple of digital delays, some EQ and filtering, a little reverb here and there… not much, really. it’s all in the records if you know where to listen.

of course it is difficult to listen to these grooves with automatic return turntables (stupid consumer-oriented machines). maybe that’s why you never paid attention.

you will probably have to raise the volume to play this album, which will add a little electronic hum, different with every equipment on which you play it. this is a (nice) feature, not a bug.

if you have the means, stamp these tracks on a three sided LP. you will have three free extra end grooves, and a blank side to needle-surf.

Full liner notes: web, pdf, hi rez bmps


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speedmetal machine music by File Under Toner is licensed under a Public Domain License.


space_junky on 02/08/15 at 04:31PM
If you had 10 copies of the same record and captured the same sounds from each record, pips and crackles etc. Each one would turn out different, wouldn't they? What are they trying to copyright? The impurities that the manufacturing and recording processes leave on the vinyl that would be different for every record ever made. It is vinyl after all, so each record (when scrutinised enough) will always have differences. This isn't digital source media don't forget. The fact that you got the sounds from a piece of vinyl that had something on it by someone that is famous really is besides the point :-)
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