Dave Clarke stapt over van vinyl naar CD's. Dit bericht verscheen gisteren in de nieuwssectie van zijn website. Dave Clarke, die dit weekend nog te vinden is op het 10 jarig jubileum van Nature One, zegt eindelijk een machine gevonden te hebben die "sonically and technically" aan zijn eisen kan voldoen. Dat de eisen van Clarke erg hoog liggen weten we allemaal, daarom is het frapant dat hij dit nieuws uitbrengt. Is de volledige overgang naar CD's dan toch dichterbij dan we denken? Clarke geeft overigens wel aan dat hij niets anders wil gebruiken dan de nieuwe Technics. Voor Pioneer/Denon komt hij zijn bed niet uit. Hieronder de gehele brief waarin hij ook aangeeft dat hij demo's graag op CD en op Vinyl ontvangt.
DC Press release: The Move from Vinyl to CD
After some time (I wanted to move to CD in 1997) I have finally got a machine that I believe is sonically and technically up to the job of replacing the hallowed and much loved 1210.I was originally asked to demo the Technics CD deck in New York at the beginning of the year but I didn’t have the space in my calendar, however after finally getting my hands on one I have concluded that I will now switch over to cd’s in the short term, this will take some time and allow me to road test the machine in clubs. Initially I will bring my own, but would appreciate any promoters that read this and have budget to either hire or buy, to supply 2-3 of them, eventually my technical rider will change and any one with questions can send either an email to my office or speak to my road manager direct. Please note that Pioneer/Denon or other makes of cd decks will not be used, furthermore technical 1210’s will still be needed.
I know some of you flat earthers will be upset, but whilst I love vinyl it’s time has been written on the wall for ages and I felt that Final Scratch and Albeton live wasn’t for me in terms of interface and sound quality (although some djs have their own valid and different opinions). In my mind at the moment the pro’s outweigh the cons, it will speed up the both mine and other producers music to clubs (being cheaper for smaller labels/artists), the bass frequencies will be fatter and stereo (in non bridged systems), the flexibility in mixing techniques not available to vinyl (and some computer systems ) are exciting, and it uses a standard that is already tried and tested. The only cons that I can think of are slower load up time than vinyl and inability of titling each cd with vdu outlet to a central LCD. I believe these are not unsurmountable problems.
I must also say that this is an entirely professional decision, I am not sponsored by this company.
Notice to promo/record companies and artists:
Please from now on can you send both vinyl and cd of all singles/albums that you feel suit the material that I play out e.g.: Novamute, Ruskin, inigo Kennedy, Victim, end2end, twilight, 76, turbo, Birmingham Boys, DiskoB, Gigolo, electrix etc. etc. etc. Can all cd’s please be labelled clearly as cdr’s without writing/print can easily be lost, also please don’t forget to finalise, and if it has been professionally mastered please label “production copy”. Only 16bit 44.1 will be played, mp3 will be ignored. Finally, if you can afford to, than please send any back cat on cd if you know I have been a fan!
Many many thanks