Occurring with both ZX300 + JVC FD01 and HD6XX + Gilmore Lite MK2.
Maybe it's just the recording, if an old blues song? Mic levels too hot, etc.
Could it be in the rip?
I doubt it. Just looked on the Hoffman forums and people seem to love this record, although one guy on page two wrote "Its a great recording, but the sound of the room is an EMT plate and a tape delay, and doesn't sound great when it overloads and distorts."
Are you experiencing a lot of distortion or just the occasional crackle? When Muddy Waters lets off with a loud vocal such as in You Gonna Need My Help at 2:24.4 "Whoa you leave home in the morning" the EMT plate and tape delay overload briefly resulting in an inter-stage distortion lasting approximately 39 samples.
Interesting that our hearing can detect such a brief low level (-40 dBFS) crackle riding on a -15dBFS cycle.
@atomicbob Just the occasional crackle on rapid volume volume increases. This track has it a few times. For example when he cries "ohhhh" at about 0:39-0:40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6B7QzSF3oQ
Heard that same crackle on the "Ohhh/Whoa" at 2:24 on You gonna Need My Help too.
Glad it's Muddy's powerful voice and not my gear at fault.
Preparing a visual analysis to post in the next few days on this topic.
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