First of all let me say that I applaud you having the balls to draw up the petition. Take that as read.
But secondly can I also reiterate what a couple of others have said/inferred, that if you at all want any petition to be taken seriously by 'the powers that be', the grammar and spelling has to be absolutely top drawer. So if you can find the time to amend what you've written (assuming it wouldn't clear all your current signatures?) then I'll happily sign it.
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I've now changed the wording from Lables to Labels!
I am a bit dyslexic (thanks goodness for google to help me spell that one!) so obviously I just overlooked it.
If there is anything else that is wrong, I would appreciate the help!
I personally couldn't care less about the 'hi res' aspect of it, but I would like CDs/downloads to be available without the dynamic compression the loudness wars have brought about.
Absolutely spot-on. What's the point of listening hi-res compressed junk? The additional SQ of so-called Hi-res is still hotly debated by many but few of us deny that much of the music we love is abysmally recorded & still sounds poor when coded in low-res MP3 where high quality stuff re-coded downwards can sound acceptable.
It's not the bit rate that's the so important but the amount of amplitude distortion arefacts from using too much compression. As an aside, I find it more than a little ironic that "professional audio" doesn't get involved with the subjectivism that many "audiofiles" obsess over but produce measurable crud in the name of music instead!
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If anyone is interested, I've decided to start a facebook group as a focus point.
I've also posted in more detail the though behind the petition and why its important.
Well done, but just one important correction if I may. You wrote:
"the high levels of compression used is making music listenable..."
...and I'm assuming you meant 'unlistenable'
Guys your humour puts this grumpy old git to shame. Sometimes I can't help myself as language matters to me. Not so much a question of ducks, more that I enjoy a good grouse. (Especially the kind that comes in a bottle)
Language clearly doesn't matter to you sufficiently for you to put full stops at the end of sentences when they appear in brackets. Twice in the same thread.
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
Oh dear! It's the grammar police. Armed with copies of 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves', Sir Pedant abounds in the hifi thread.
Leave the poor bloke alone!
Doolie sgined sir!
Well dooonee u
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Come on there must be more of us out there that want this?
Sign up guys cmon now.
(Not to/too much grandma, oops meant gramma i hope?...)(or maybe grammar/inflexion springs to mind also!)
Keep to the point you say, lets do just that.
Well, I signed. I just hope that if anyone's listening they're not doing it at a low bit-rate!
Well done you.
Lets hope not!
If that's aimed at me, your criticism is misdirected. I never comment on such errors unless people choose to be offensive hypocrites.
Where are you michael?
This was your post sir! Some help here would be wonderfull.
Lets try and keep this rolling,Yeah.
And try and keep the post intact. No more insalubrious remarks if at all possible people!
That would be fantastic, dont you think?
I'm still alive! Just very busy with work, don’t normally get home till gone 7pm and after being out the house for 12+ hrs my brain is normally fried, so if you can find it in your heart to forgive my poor spelling and grammar, it would be much appreciated! (Managed to sneak off this afternoon though)
As I said, ideally, I'd like some help whether its from some English master, to check what I write, or someone to forward an email template to retailers, manufactures and studio's etc. Was hoping to use the facebook group for that purpose.
Just for clarification, I want to end the "loudness" wars too. But I also think that introducing a 24Bit audio, is the way forward if the industry isn’t going to stagnate. I also feel that it would create interest in itself as people seek "the best".
If every person who read the post signed the petition, it would go a lot further. It’s an opportunity to at least try and get change, if everyone just has a groan to themselves but does nothing how can anyone expect things to change.
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