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nope, you're not the only one to think along those lines. To me warm = smooth (which is completely open to interpretation in and of itself But I think for me, this would infer a gentle shaping of the highs without over emphasizing the lows.imdrecordings said:I guess I'm they only one who voted: Lacking Highs and/or High-Mids
To me, traditionally when people describe something as feeling/sounding "WARM", they are in fact referring to COMFORT or WARMTH. With the lack of the "offending" frequencies (1-7khz), you gain the effect of comfort or coziness. IMHO.
Ohh... how some will miss the cozy warm control room full of racks of hot and power hungry analog gear in the middle of winter...BTLG said:warm (wôrm) adj.,- marketing term created circa mid to late 1990's to sell more analog voodoo boxes. Popularized in late 90's to early 00's during the impending spread of digital recording in the home.
HA! Funny...Dan Duskin said:To me the meaning always seemed simple... Since hot means the signal is too loud and probably distorted, warm must mean it's loud but not quite clipping... i.e., low levels of distortion (not "distorted"). But, that was just how I understood it. Later on, I realized most other people relate the word warm to having more lows/low-mids... how incredibly NOT obvious!