Thanks for the pointers to other threads folks. Perhaps I should have UTFSE.............my excuse ....I was tired..........
some interesting views raised both here and in the other threads (although the Neil Young thread did boggle my brain somewhat...Thanks Jim & MBE!). I'm obviously gonna have to do more research.
Two things spring to mind, one of which maybe you clever folks could help to explain.......in laymans terms please.........how come music ripped from a cd onto one of these new fangled streaming devices (I'm thinking Linn DS or Naim Unity etc.) sounds so good, possibly even better than the original cd does when played back? Simply a case of equipment differences, or is there some "snake oil" voodoo stuff going on?
...and secondly, just a thought, but aside from all of this debate re. analogue v's digital, sample rates, gear used during the recording process etc, aren't we missing the point that new (digital) technology has made music far more accessible to far more people.........music is supposed to be about enlightenment and enjoyment, and the more accessible it is, irrespective of playback quality especially when most don't notice or care, then surely the better overall? This (IMO) also applies to recording digitally and the relative ease this brings, although I cant help notice the number of DAW plug-ins that emulate old analogue gear.
Oh, and finally I agree about the convenience of digital v's ANY other format........I've spent the last year or so with the convenience of click and listen -accessibility over quality.....vinyl can be a pain, but also a tactile pleasure....I'm thinking Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick, Zep's Physical Grafitti just to name 2 classics I own....there are many others.
Last edited by Algonquin; 04-15-12 at 09:09 PM.
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