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Started by Janko, March 04, 2008, 21:11:58
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Quote from: japanesebaby on March 04, 2008, 21:38:49huh, what can you say?we've discussed loudness war several times, for instance:http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3779.msg41504.html#msg41504
Quote from: Janko on March 04, 2008, 22:28:08Quote from: japanesebaby on March 04, 2008, 21:38:49huh, what can you say?we've discussed loudness war several times, for instance:http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3779.msg41504.html#msg41504 I WAS ASKING ABOUT WILDER'S LETTER FROM LAST WEEK, NOT (JUST) ABOUT LOUDNESS WAR...
Quote from: dsanchez on March 06, 2008, 11:22:00Nice . I'm personally happy that curefans.com opted for the ban to any mp3 here, altought I was hesitant in the beginning.
Quote from: Janko on March 04, 2008, 21:11:58Leaving viability aside for a moment, I would like to see a return to high quality art, embracing all the wonders of technology and science, delivered at a price that reflects the time and effort the artist has put in. Call me old fashioned. Just as one would expect to pay for a hand-crafted piece of furniture or a designer dress or a beautifully printed photograph. Rather than pandering to mass media, why not also produce higher resolution audio - maybe on DVD since that's a format most people can engage with without having to buy new equipment? Combine this with lovingly produced artwork which, if a printed option is too expensive, can at least be downloaded.
Quote from: MeltingMan on January 04, 2016, 20:32:32... was to allow more sections of the population an access to art.
QuoteAt the moment, MP3 compression allows a smaller file to be created by excluding the musical information that the human ear is less likely to notice. Much of the information left out is at the very high and low end (MP3s don't reproduce reverb well for similar transience reasons). So when the already squashed CD master is then consumed via MP3, the flattening effect is enhanced further. The result - an unsatisfying, brittle, indistinct, hollow experience with no punch.Just as the CD replaced vinyl, we all know that MP3 and other digital formats are quickly replacing CDs as the most popular way to listen to music. This means more convenience but inferior sound (although that may improve over time). Even the audiophiles have moved on to multi-media - the iPod or iPhone being the 'must have' item of choice. Many have lost interest in high-end stereo systems while younger listeners have grown so used to dynamically compressed music that the battle has already been lost.
QuoteBut this brave new digital world has a dark side, too -- and it is the responsibility of everyone who loves and cares about music to acknowledge and deal with this uncomfortable truth.Too much of the emotional, cultural and economic value that music creates is simply lost now, slipping through the digital cracks in some cases, outright hijacked by bad actors and online parasites in others.Consider this: In 2014, sales from vinyl records made more than all of the ad-supported on-demand streams on services such as YouTube. I'm not running down vinyl -- it is still the best-sounding, most durable medium we have for listening to music, by far. But why should a technology most people consider outdated generate more revenue than an Internet service with more than 100 million American users? That's just wrong....In the digital marketplace, everyone seems to have found a way to make a living off music except the creators who actually record the songs. Websites put up illegal copies of music -- or turn a blind eye while others do -- then sell ads micro-targeted at everyone who comes to listen. Eventually, a site may be forced to pull down the unlicensed (and for the artists and labels, completely unpaid) copy, but in the meantime, its owners have cashed in.