Hey all, just a recording tip, one I used to nab both the Groovetech
and a 1015 Folsom show. To record Real Player streams, get ahold of a
good sound program, like Soundforge, Wavelab, CoolEdit...I use
Soundforge. These programs allow you to record sound that is being
inputted to your computer, through your soundcard. There are some
programs that allow you to record real audio streams as real
audio streams, but I found using Soundforge is much easier and
probably gives you the same quality.
All you have to do is (1) trip over to Groovetech's site, (2)start one
of the sound programs you are using to record, and then (3)activate
the hypertext link to the mix show you want. The Real Audio
file will play through your speakers and record at the same
time. Voila, you will finish with a copy of the real audio file in a
.wav format. If the connection stalls or interrupts during the
playback, just keep the recorder going (especially a problem on
slower modem connections like mine). When you get done recording the
mix, just go back and cut out the interruption and join back together
the two (or more) halves that were separated by/during the
This does not, however, get to the real problem...the low bitrate
encoding of the real audio file in the first place. But beggars can't
be choosers...and the Groovetech Hybrid show is a stomper!
It seems quite technical, but if you are at all facile with one of the
numerous sound/wav editing programs out there, it is really very easy.
Thus real audio becomes .wav. I do not know if there is anything
special about how real audio encodes their files, such that there
would be a sound loss in doing what I have done...
Hope this helps...
p.s. hey oddball, drop me a line when you get the chance.
--- In HybridUK@egroups.com, Oddball <zeta@h...> wrote:
> I have both MOS and Spundae in MP3 format only. Both are 128k
> did have a 160k Spundae but the quality was worse than the 128k
> also have Grooveradio's mix in ASF format plus I have ultra long
> mixup session, the Galaxy mix CD and a mix of Hybrid's material that
> includes So Pure but it is not known if Hybrid mixed it or not.
> I would love to have the Groovetech sessions but the quality really
> and you are unable to download them as they are in crummy Realplayer
> I'm not sure how folks feel about having MP3's etc of mix sessions
> opposed to stand alone tracks. Maybe Distinctive etc could comment
> my conscience somewhat ;)
> At 19:39 01/11/2000 +0000, you wrote:
> >I'm looking for a good copy of the MOS Hybrid show. I've seen it on
> >but haven't had the chance to grab it. I'd prefer just to trade
> >who has a good copy. And if anyone has a non-mp3 sourced copy that
> >at the top of my list.
> >Also..does anyone have the Hybrid Spundae Anniversary Show from
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