I’m not quite sure where to ask for this one, but over the past few days I’ve been doing a lot of transfers from cassette to CD, and then splitting them up and then reburning them onto a CD.
I think I wouldn’t be far wrong to say I’m doing just a simple transfer, like what I am doing with my VHS to DVD collection. It can’t possibly be a “remaster” because there is no quality improvement - Certainly not enough to benefit the CD format (eg hiss removal, properly equalised - I never thought to do this because I’m too lazy and the quality of a cassette has always been adequite for me…)
Ditto with a remix - It can’t be a remix because… Well, it’s just a direct transfer. What would be the defination of a remaster, anyway? I think it is something where someone goes back to the “master” of something (eg Tape Decks) where using better technology sound quality is extracted and cleaned up, or to squeeze a little more quality from the master and then often reposted on a better format than the original (EG. Cassette remaster on CD).
A remix… Is something that has been mixed differently? Eg, instead of having “dirty cuts” (Haphazard way to do editing - The 1972/1973 demos of Tubular Bells I spring to mind - The cut might then be replaced with some fades, or a few minutes weaved into the original master to make it a tad longer?
Any audio experts can fill me in? I never saught to do any of the remastering/remixing work because I don’t have the time nor willpower to do so - And felt the sound quality of a cassette is okay.