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chris23

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USB albums
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:06:56 PM »
What are your thoughts on releasing albums on USB sticks? I recall that machinefabriek did this earlier this year with an album + video collection and it seemed like a smart way to distribute a ton of data. ...txt also just released a USB of various Nacht Plank recordings: http://www.discogs.com/Nacht-Plank-Sacraments-Council/release/5852492

My collector instinct doesn't feel moved by USB sticks, maybe because I can't stick the darn things in my stereo. But I'm curious to know whether others collect these, buy them, etc.

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Re: USB albums
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 07:12:21 AM »
I bought one from adamned.age / mystified only because I couldn't download it and I'm a huge fan of Hanne's (and Mystified is good also).  I would have preferred download.

I'm not sure what the point of a usb release is unless it's when broadband isn't available an area? 

Frankly - I'm to the point where I try to find the download release. I have too many physical releases - and they just sit in my basement hidden away now.
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Re: USB albums
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 03:37:27 AM »
I was tempted by the recent Nachtplank usb release. There were a couple of albums on that which I do not have. However resisted. I see there is an Ashes of Piemonte usb release on ..txt available now.

Think I will just stick to CD and downloads.

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Re: USB albums
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 12:42:21 PM »
The only usb release that I own is "The Beatles Stereo USB" set, which is their entire collection of albums all on one usb stick in 24 bit FLAC format. From what I read they are actually made from the final transfer from tape before they were remastered for 16 bit CD and vinyl release. Here is a picture of it just for fun.  :)

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Re: USB albums
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 02:26:51 AM »
that looks very nice.

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Re: USB albums
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 03:58:49 PM »
Nifty!

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Re: USB albums
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2014, 10:40:01 PM »
One word on why I considered a USB release, then found a much smarter and more economical solution:

Bandcamp.

I must admit, though, they are kinda cool. :-/

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