problems with promos

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  1. law_88

    law_88 Member

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    are they pressed differently or something :confused: last few ive bought have all sounded absolutely terrible, its kinda put me off buyin em which is long cos theres a shitload of tunes i dont wanna have to wait for
     
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    i havent ever had that problem :S
     
  3. thirty six cham

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    promos should theoreticly sound better than finished copys as they are all made with the same vinyl stamper only the promos will get pressed first so the more 12"s pressed up the more the stampers will wear down (as you can only press so many records with each stamper)

    if the promos sound shit its more than likely the actuall track sounding shit from bad mastering unfortunatly labels are getting quite lazy with mastering these days and alot of labels are using cheaper methods such as dmm (direct metal mastering) to get thier releases mastered resulting in shitter sounding records

    the stampers wearing out is also a commen reason for warped records aswell
     
  4. Textbook

    Textbook BUTTER

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    cheers on the info^
     
  5. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    yeah man can't say i've ever really noticed, my copy of taxman - the circle is rather quiet though
     
  6. DontLikeCops

    DontLikeCops Certified tramp

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    my promo copy of frequency scale/equinox is a bit quiet and i have to turn the bass up more than i normally would but no problems really
     
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  7. law_88

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    nice bit of info there mate cheers for that.

    yeah i got a copy of amen alert by muffler and you can hardly hear it.
    and my copy of dungeon beats-who knows is terrible theres a constant hissing in the background sounds proper grainy, shame coz its a bad tune aswell was proper gutted!
     
  8. slimbo011

    slimbo011 I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    your sig is too big
     
  9. Lunos

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    data tunes ie Something Good, Pjanoo, Crazy World remixes are ridiculously quiet.

    on the contrary every Ram promo ive got is better than the full release (y)
     
  10. SHENT

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    Not had a problem with promo's iv got a few that i have to turn the gain up on... kind annoying
     
  11. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    srd and nu urban generally have good vinyl's put out
    they use some of the best master houses and pressers in the scene including heathmans and stuart hawkes...but as always, you can't polish a turd, if the tune is shit in the first place nothing can be done to make it sound good...i've had to learn that myself
     
  12. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    my promo of machete was printed wonky so the needle moves in and out shit loads and slows/speeds up slightly

    pfff
     
  13. djrowney

    djrowney G13 RECORDS/SMOKESCREEN

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    yeah there were a few problems with machete lp
    my copy was sweet as a nut tho :D
    my copy of serum papa love rmx skips on first beat, gotta cue it in really slowly lol
     
  14. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    lol rowney same with machete..

    My copy of everything's different skips on the first beat
     
  15. DnB Skanker

    DnB Skanker DnB Skanker

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    i have the same problem but i got the original and original ninja is normal just circle is quiet strange reli lol
     
  16. Original Nuttah

    Original Nuttah They Call My Dad Machete

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    same here. was well dissapointed :confused:
     
  17. ali^

    ali^ Bigtingsagwarn

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    my only problem with promos is the size of the hole for the spindle, does my head in yanking some of them off, ive had to get a drill on the go in the past
     
  18. Lunos

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    im not sure about this mate. all my promos are fine, ive got loads man