Here's an interesting 8-minute vid of jaunty 10-piece band Rubblebucket during a recording session: episode 1 of a Benchmark-sponsored series, Masters From Their Day.
The track can also be downloaded FOC, as an MP3 or a 24/88 (the latter "for professional-grade playback systems only", mind). And... the track is compressed to ****.
Watch the vid, then scroll down to the forum's Q&As, where the producer / engineer, Elias Gwinn, outlines his reasons for the compression - clickings
Hmmm, now where is that receipt of that Prefab Sprout: Jordan The Comeback CD I forced my parents to buy me for my 17th birthday???? Does that store even exist anymore? Oh enforcers here, where were you all those years ago
That would've been your parents responsibility - nae luck son!
Jings, out of all the CDs ye've got, you had to pick to one you never bought... #epicfail
#epicfail?, when ideas fall, cliches rise.
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An interesting take ok all this "Bit" discussion from a studio engineer.
Now Ken Rockwell is pretty outspoken and as we know from experience people like him that go against the grain of traditional Hi-Fi beliefs aren't that well received (his piece on "What is an Audiophile?" will wind up many as well but has a lot of truth in it!).
I know Mr Rockwell's site from the photography side where his views are equally taken with credibility and disdain as well. While guys like him can upset many, their opinion they can also be useful in encouraging a reality-check and offering perspective outside the closed community of hobbyist forums.
Fair enough Jim, but in truth many here unwittingly would disagree with Ken when he states that that CD playback is 100% error-free and bit-perfect. Since many believe that PC playback off a hard drive would be superior as there's apparently no error-correction to worry about.
God, that was a quick year...
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Hum.. am a music producer but dn't agree with most of the audiophlle wirte up... do some waste money yes, do some hears things that are not there yes of course. Yes to justify loads & loads of money spent.. But who is to say what u must do with ur Hifi or music. To some there looking to better the listening experience. For others its just a hobby. Boys & toys really. Nothing wrong with that..
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Indeed I was being sarcastic, cos some of us who still play CDs (personally out of necessity at the moment, not because I don't want to experiment), will be burnt at the stake you see...
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