« on: November 19, 2010, 05:56:56 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I would never buy a cassette even if it contained music I really wanted to hear, just like I wouldn't buy 78rpm shellac records, or 8-track tapes. Just making the point that if it's wear & tear you're objecting to, and unavoidable degradation from simply playing the thing... vinyl's got that too.
Although I have been a vinyl addict in the past, I have overcome that problem.
I agree that vinyl is another temporary medium although it is much more durable and aesthetic than a cassette.
My question also involves the unavoidable introduction of tape hiss into the music. Yes, vinyl has it's own audio issues too.
But wouldn't just releasing music files as downloads be a better solution than cassettes? If you have an unfortunate infatuation with cassette tapes, I suppose you could record the file yourself onto a cassette
I just don't see the point of releasing music on a very temporary medium that is not well supported with playback devices these days and introduces the dreaded "tape hiss".
The relative simplicity of burning a CD-R or uploading a music file trumps a cassette in SO MANY WAYS.