Questions tagged [cd]

Use this tag for any questions relating to CD (compact disc) production or manufacturing, or for any question relating to a specific CD. If you are looking to identify an album, use the "identify-this-album" tag instead.

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need help identifying a British children's cd

I remembered a cd I listened to as a kid, but I can't find it anywhere. I think the cd was called "Pets". I remember it had songs about goldfish and hamsters and budgies? I think it also had ...
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Is it somehow possible to get more exact release dates than just the YEARS for CD albums? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a timeline of sorts. Frustratingly, I can only find the years when these CDs/albums were released, but I want to know the month and day as well! Example: https://www.discogs.com/...
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Why is Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" issued on two CDDAs?

"Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" comes on two CDDAs, but entire length of music on these two could fit on single CDDA (37:10 and 40:18 makes 77:28). I haven't noticed any obvious difference between ...
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In U2's The Joshua Tree, how did the end of One Tree Hill get stuck on the beginning of Exit?

Listening to U2's The Joshua Tree on CD back in high school, I frequently noticed that the song Exit started with a short section that sounded more like the preceding song, One Tree Hill, than like ...
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Ravel's "Sheherazade" by Boulez & von Otter; official title on side of cd

There is a Deutsche Grammophon CD with these compositions: Ravel: Sheherazade, Le Tombeau de Couperin, Pavane, Menuet Antique Debussy: Danses, Le Jet d'Eau, 3 Ballades de François Villon by Pierre ...
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Locating CD equivalents of vinyl recordings

Is there a systematic method for identifying the CD equivalent(s) of a vinyl record recording. For example, is there a catalogue that will not only give me information about Decca LXT 6110 but will ...
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Unsure about instrument abbreviations used in CD booklets

I'm not a musician and my first language isn't English, so I hope I'm not asking a stupid or inaproppriate thing: Reading a CD booklet (Verve), I see the instruments are all abbreviated, and I'm ...
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Is there deliberate marketing that tries to persuade people to prefer vinyl records over CDs?

Many music lovers mistakenly think the vinyl is, somehow, more “faithful to the original recording than CDs”. I wonder if this is the result of deliberate marketing?
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Catalog/index CDs using their label barcodes

I have some boxes and crates full of CDs that I would like to catalog. I don't want to rip them or otherwise use their contents, just catalog them. Most of them have a bar code on the jewel case. I ...
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In which ragams do Ganesh and Kumaresh play kalpana swarams for the pallavi in *Shantham*?

The Carnatic violin duo Ganesh and Kumaresh released a 2-disc album titled Shantham in 2002, Shruthilaya Audio Recording. The first track of disc 2 is a pallavi ("Un tiruvadi en gati") in ...
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Is any Tomorrowland Orchestra music available on CD?

I have become a big fan of the Tomorrowland Orchestra after hearing them performing Opus from Eric Prydz. I have searched for any CDs (or other high quality recordings) of their music, but what seemed ...
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How do I scan CD (barcode or cover) to add them to my Spotify favorites?

I am setting up Spotify and thought it would be easy to add the CDs I like so as to prime its recommendion system. For some reason I can't find a way to scan CDs to as to add them as favourites. (...
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Who designed and approved the easily broken jewel case hinge?

CD jewel boxes most often break at the corners, on the protruding hinge ends. It's a very obvious weak spot in the box. Was anyone at Philips fired over this? How did such a poorly planned design make ...
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How many songs are already been pressed on cd (or vinyl) of all time in the world? [closed]

How many different songs are already been pressed on CD (or vinyl) of all time in the world ? Are there any estimations ?
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Multi-channels for audio standard

The audio format commonly found for CD's (and older LP's as well) is the classic stereo (two channels: left & right). For the video, the standards was stereo in the begining (perhaps mono even) ...
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Can the warm sound of vinyl be recorded onto CD?

I've read a lot about vinyl sounding "warmer" than CD. What happens if you use (high quality) equipment to record the output of a record player onto a CD? Does the warmth get lost, because the CD ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

Always been a huge music fan (of the stored terabytes variety). But I suspect my methods went out of date around 2008 (rip my CDs, rip friends' CDs, otherwise get hands on mp3s, rename everything ...
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How to check if a CD is copy protected?

When having a music CD in my hands, how can I check if it has a copy protection? (i.e., I’m in a store and can’t consult online sources) In my country it’s not allowed to circumvent a copy protection ...
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How do you sort your CDs?

All my music is on CD. What's the best way to sort the shelf of CD boxes so I can find what I'm after quickly? By artist? By album title? What do you do with compilation CDs? As the collection grows ...
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how to replace the inner springs of a cardboard sleeve CD case?

the plastic springs in the center of CD cases can break, and when a couple of them are gone, the CD will fall out of place. regular jewel boxes have a removable tray which can be replaced; cardboard ...
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Are there any resourceful sites for finding album booklet scans? [closed]

I've been searching for a while now and haven't had any luck finding a site that's: Frequently updated Posts an entire album booklet vs. front/back or partial scans Aside from purchasing the album ...
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When is the SAMA 21 CD coming out?

When is the 21st South African Music Awards Nominees CD coming out? The winners were announced in March this year already (2015).
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Why does a clean nylon-guitar appear to be chorussed, on a cassette player?

I just bought an album which is in a compact cassette format, folk band, consist of vocals, clean acoustic-nylon guitar, double-bass, and a drum/cajon. I have the CD format too. But when I hear the ...
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Whatever happened with InstantLive technology?

Some 10 years ago, Clear Channel attempted to grab an even larger market share by offering InstantLive CDs. However, I've never seen or heard of one at any show I've ever been to. Did this ...
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When music goes "out of print", do the writers/performers still hold their copyright?

I was wondering about out-of-print music and how it comes back in print. Do the writers still retain their copyrights? Who determines when a record/CD will go out of print, and who makes it ...
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Audio CD with PC-application/other content

I remember putting some audio CD in the computer a long time ago, and there was extra content in form of videos, as well as an interactive application (maybe flash based). I think Ed Hunter - Iron ...
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Code on Japanese CDs

All my music CDs from Japan have a code printed on the back (and sometimes also on the disk or the booklet). It seems to start with capitalized letters and to end with numerals. For example, my ...
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What is the name for a track hidden before the CD content?

If I rewind the track 1 of the debut album by The Music, I can get to track 0. To play this hidden track I need to rewind until I reach its beginning; I found no other way to access it. Is there a ...