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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Bandcamp Streaming ?
« Last post by drone on on October 29, 2014, 10:07:22 AM »
As someone who is a serious listener and physical product collector, it's great to have bandcamp to finally be able to listen to a whole album before buying the CD.  But it has become frustrating now that labels or artists are only putting up limited samples, probably to counteract what you're describing.  Those cheapskates who use bandcamp and YouTube as a radio and never support the music financially are ruining it for everyone!  A coworker recently proudly stated "I don't buy music.  Why, when you can just go on YouTube." Grrrrrrr.....
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« Last post by drone on on October 29, 2014, 09:45:48 AM »
Yes Pete, you are right about Sylvian.  He has said the exact same thing in various interviews.  I'm not expecting a Gone to Earth 2; but some melodic songs aka "rock" are greatly missed by this fan.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Last post by Seren on October 29, 2014, 09:44:57 AM »
some acoustic stuff here:










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Independent Music Reviews / Fog Music Project Review on CerebralRift
« Last post by Jack Hertz on October 29, 2014, 09:02:20 AM »
Many thanks to the CerebralRift for the write-up on the Fog Music Project and what its all about. If you have been wondering about what all this Fog Music is, please head on over to the link below for all the details. Please help support the project by purchasing an album or few for $1 or more that goes to support the Fog Music Festival in January. Read the full article now at http://cerebralrift.org/2014/10/29/aural-films-fog-music-project/

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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: New David Sylvian, Steve Roach
« Last post by jkn on October 29, 2014, 08:38:21 AM »
El Culto - the "extreme" comment is about David Sylvian, not Steve Roach.
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: Gear: Studio shots by Deb
« Last post by jkn on October 29, 2014, 07:50:37 AM »
love your acoustic stuff loren!
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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Re: Bandcamp Streaming ?
« Last post by APK on October 29, 2014, 07:33:21 AM »
Yep Pete, I always thought it odd that people put up albums on Bandcamp and let the whole thing be listened to. Quality seems to be around 128kbs mp3, so pretty good. It can be streamed whenever you want to hear it, or you can easily capture the stream and have a free copy of it.

Of course, Bandcamp capitalize on this a bit by offering, for a monthy fee of $10, to let you choose which tracks are streamable. Which is presumably a good option for labels and artists who sell well.

But another option is to make some tracks bonus tracks, so they don't show in the track list and can't be streamed, but will be in the download. This seems an obvious thing to do if you don't want people to be able to stream the whole album. Just mention the tracks in your blurb just beneath the track listing so people know what's on the complete album.
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[...] I realized that the EQ was all the time bypassed...
Been there, done that.  ;D
me too.

I prefer the 24 bit myself and I think my VS2480 is set up for 96K....

I worked in British Telecoms as a youngster and we had to send test tones down the lines - we used to play around and I could always hear higher frequencies than anyone else (whether this would still be true after time spent in Motorhead bass bins is another matter).

I have the korg MR1 with its  1-bit/2.8 MHz set up - the sound quality is amazing - I seem to remember it being said that this is SACD technology and quality....SACD is considered better quality than CD - is that reality?

I prefer to record in as good quality as possible and work down. I find the higher sampling rates allow more subtlety as well as dynamics in my sounds and music - I know that the difference is much more obvious at lower rates, where things like stereo image can be lessened and sounds become more muddy..
 
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Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips / Bandcamp Streaming ?
« Last post by petekelly on October 29, 2014, 02:34:34 AM »
I don't know if this is the most appropriate place to post this, but here goes;

As I understand it, people can use Bandcamp to stream anything that's up there as long as they have an internet connection ? (I see there's a bandcamp App as well, which presumably does the same)
So, if this is the case, then people don't have to buy anything there, just use it as a 'radio' in effect and the artists get nothing from this - which is worse than Spotify's model (?)

Is this why artists are just making montages or selected tracks available on their pages ?
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