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RE: Why are CDs digitized from master tapes?

I have some really good CDs and some really bad LPs and just the opposite. CDs tend to have a slight edge or bright sound in the midrange on up. In the beginning of CD production they would actually introduce a low level hiss into some of the recordings trying to tame the bright quality of the CD. The sampling rate of CDs is to low to capture enough of the signal. So there is a lot of harmonics that simply are not there. If you have any old classical CDs from the eighty's listen to the strings because some of those old recordings make the violin section sound like screeching cats. On the other hand LP analog mastering can be just as bad. In the end an engineer decides what you get to listen to.

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