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I had great hope for BeOS back in the 1990s, what are you using that for these days James? I didn't know it was still around.
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Loren, thanks for looking more into the .iso format. Perhaps I'm not as idealistic about it as I was before. It's frustrating that there is a standard and yet companies don't adhere to it even when they use that "standard".
Disc Description Protocol (DDP) files are delivered as data on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. The error correction employed on data discs is designed to be more robust than that of audio CDs. This ensures that the audio master that the plant gets will not have any errors in the data.
I've never heard any "jittering" either.
Going by the more restrictive definition, an "ISO" is created by copying an entire disc, from sector 0 to the end, into a file. Because the image file contains "cooked" 2048-byte sectors and nothing else, it isn't possible to store anything but a single data track in this fashion. Audio tracks, mixed-mode discs, CD+G, multisession, and other fancy formats can't be represented.
There's no difference in the 1's and 0's going onto the disc.
I like what Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) said about audio....
when I was 15-25, I NEVER listened to the music my parents listened to. No one could even imagine a party in 1979 where everyone was sitting around listening to Nat King Cole, Buck Owens, or Stan Getz. I do now, but back then, no way. We had our own music to listen to.
My experience of CDs is that both CDr and pressed CDs last equally well ... in fact I've had more trouble with pressed ones going bad in my collection.
There is no real difference in audio quality due to the actual disc itself. In fact, if anyone is sitting there straining to hear the supposed "differences" between the two then they are really missing out on the experience the music offers. It's all about the mastering.
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Too bad Laura Escudé and Kathie Talbot's set was plagued with technical glitches galore complete with incredibly poor graphics. They had so much potential and I loved Kathie's voice and her Louise Brooks bob hairdo.
Robert Rich had the right idea nixing laptops and sticking with his Korg's and MOTM modular.
His set was by far the best of the three, too bad so many people split in the middle of it. Too trendy for the room I guess.
Get a job. The rest I will think about once I can pay the bills.
Is cable quality an issue when using digital signals?
Speakers are still (mostly) analog; does cheap wire make THAT much of a difference? Or, as in the article, none at all?
The monitors are Behringer Truth B0231's.
Basically they are generic Mackie HR824's. For $300, they are a great deal!
Pong was fun, too. When I bought a used Atari to use for music in the mid-90s, it came with a Pong disk, so I had to play it again, of course.
I think I recognize that cassette recorder. Isn't (or should I say wasn't) that a Craig? They had that distinctive "T" control, IIRC. A friend had one.
These were two of my favorites as a kid:
No vinyl, but if you love the sound of analog, this Music for Insomniacs series was originally released on cassettes, I believe 7 of them, which included material beyond the 2 CD set on Enigma (which are among the most treasured CDs I own).
Is it just me? I have a whole bunch of other 70's electronic music on vinyl hidden away (maybe a 1/3 of 600+ albums I guess - Krautrock and French electronic/jazz-rock) - I don't have a turntable anymore though. . . .
Lots of Klaus Schultz, Ashra, Far East Family Band, Stomu Yamashta, Egg, Pinhas/Heldon, J-M Kajdan, Zed, Cluster, Roedelius,Moebius, Gunter Scheckert(!?), Rother, Neu, Benoit Widemann (Excellent Stress!! and album called 3 I think -
Eyeless Dreams (just found this - http://dueren.waldorfian.info/ - seems like you can download the tracks!) - very cold, glassy, metallic, Tangy krautrock
Baumann-Koek (not The Baumann) which I thought was great anyway.
I'm not sure what it could be categorized as, but as far as the most amazing '70-'76 psych-sci-fi-cosmic-space-proto-punk-fantasy-cosmic-rock, Hawkwind has to take the crown.
This weekend I watched and listened to Time of the Earth for the first time in a couple of years. Oh boy it's still fantastic! Thank you Steve & Steve! Can anyone suggest something similar to this for me to check out?