slightly off topic but someone may know the answer.
I have a recording of a singer songwriter. He played and sang really quiet so I had to crank the preamps on my interface somewhat to get a good level.
when compared to recordings of more standard singers/performers of his ilk the track sounds much more full and analog (probably due to hiss, mic noise being increased etc)
I know some people would not favor these artifacts, however, given the style of music I feel it sounds nice.
My question is: How can I get this sound on standard/louder performers? The tracks are too clean and usually require lots of tape saturation/compression to get ‘that’ sound.