Re: Downloadable mp3's for sale at ReR(?)
- --- "Bob Drake" <polarbears@...> wrote:
>Could I just say, how much I enjoy the world of "Thinking Plague"...
> Speaking as a person who makes and records music:
an amazing band and group of musicians...
> I'll be interested in the downloadable possibilities when thereI've had experience in the trading world, with people trading CD-r's
> is a practical format at LEAST as good as PCM 16 bit/44.1kHz
> which we have now on CDs. Until then I feel it's a pity to sell
> the work in an inferior (mp3) format.
> Besides the great loss of sound quality, one also have to wonder
> about the work one put into the cover and booklet; the artwork
> which has been a part of albums forever. Expect people to download
> and print it, or just forget about album art? That also seems a
> bit of a pity, though the idea bothers me a lot less than does
> the great reduction in audio quality.
of their favourite music... by-and-large many simply cannot be
bothered with the extra effort of creating album cover artwork to go
with what they've downloaded/copied... which is a shame.
> I also like making "an album", a collection of songs with anI spent years collecting bootlegs (audio tapes, vinyl and CD's), and
> overall feel and sound and atmosphere, put in a deliberate order
> to make an exciting or at least interesting listening experience.
> Not a bunch of individual songs meant to be "sold seperately".
> I know there are listeners out there who still think the way I
> do, who appreciate the best sound quality, and enjoy the overall
> shape and pacing of an album put together by the artist.
> Obviously there are lots of listeners who aren't bothered by the
> loss of sound quality, don't care, or simply can't tell the
> difference, etc. That's alright, but I won't get on that bandwagon.
the range in quality was very noticeable... I think the advent of
mini-disk and DAT recorders for the home consumer opened up a wide
field of possibilities as well as created a greater demand for
better quality material.