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If you are looking for a technical term it is "pregap". The article states: Not all CD drives can properly extract such hidden tracks. Some drives will report errors when reading these tracks, and some will seem to extract them properly, but the extracted file will contain only silence. There is also a list of albums with tracks hidden in the pregap in ...


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Spotify is an excellent means of discovering new music based on similar artists and genres. They have a "tab" that is dedicated to discovering new music based on everything you listen to. However, even though they allow you to download music onto your phone (for offline listening,) this is not an official copy of the song/album. As far as storing and ...


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I'll be honest; in my advanced age I no longer care about "hard copies". Mainly because I've moved my vast vinyl collection (approx. 5,000 pieces) several times and it sucks. So, now I store it on external HDs. if one ever dies, I'll just download the stuff since I've already paid for it. My preferred method of finding new stuff is Pandora. Every band ...


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It is the catalog number of the CD. It is like an ID number for identification, ordering etc., and unique to that CD. For example, for CDJapan Moshimo Watashi ga Sora ni Sundeitara Limited Edition Misaki Iwasa CD Maxi it is TKCA-73860. This page details the format used, RIAJ standardized manufacturer codes - Japanese manufacturer codes 101 As for a 2 ...


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As explained on Philips.com: Because of its sensitive surface, it was necessary to package the CD in such a way that it would be fully protected against damage. The package also had to provide space for a booklet, and of course automatic assembly was another important requirement. Product development teams at PolyGram in Germany and the ...


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I'm using Apple Music for digital music on the go - and for discovery. The 'for you' tab is by far the best recommendation feature among the streaming services IMO (and I've been through both Spotify, deezer, rdio and tidal). I suggest downloading the hype machine app and listen through their charts for new music. It's also a good way to discover which ...


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The most likely cause is that the cassette play heads are worn or out of alignment, causing phase-discrepancies. It is likely affecting the entire recording, but is most noticeable at frequencies where the phase-cancellation is worst - where the higher & longer notes will show it up. You'd be unlikely to spot it happening on the bass, as the head ...


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In most of the world, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years. Wikipedia article So, even though a particular recording is 'out of print' it doesn't mean that we can then reproduce the CD in question. Also, there are in essence there are two separate elements in the copyright of a 'recording', the recording ...


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Audio CD copy protection, such as it is, usually involves producing discs that deviate from the CD audio standard in order to trip up CD-ROM drives, which are the only drives that should be able to copy them. Since these discs don't comply with the Red Book CD audio standard, they should not bear the CD audio registered trademark. So looking for this mark ...


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An early format was CD+G, though it displayed low-res graphic images not video. The primary application was for karaoke machines, however CD+G capable players were (and I suppose are) available for computer use. According to Wikipedia, the earliest release was in 1985.


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I'm with you, I'm still invested in my personally curated "collection," and have an antipathy to algorithmic services like Spotify and Pandora. I continue to discover a fair amount of music through the old fashioned pathways --the radio and friends/acquaintances. However, the most productive new-tech source of music I've found is Amazon.com's free music ...


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To answer the rest of the question. Recordings go "out of print" when the company that is printing the recording decides that sales do not justify printing any additional copies and the company's stockpile of prints have been exhausted. Typically, vinyl and CD recordings, like books, are produced in a "print run" where a large number of copies of the same ...


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According to Hetfield: On "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" being a double disc: Hetfield: "There's twelve songs, and they're not all three and a half minutes like "Hardwired' was. But there is some long stuff on there and there's some short stuff and some medium stuff. You know, METALLICA gets diverse, and we love that. I think maximum is at 75 ...


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I think you may be thinking of CD-i [CD Interactive] of which CD+G was a sub-category. I remember the company I worked for in the 90s investigating this & other technologies at the time; but we were too late to the market to really be able to make anything of it & it never really took off. The first one I recall personally was The Beatles, Hard Day'...


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The technology was there in 2003, and it had several big bands attached to it, but artists encountered issues with it; the deal necessary to get Instant Live CDs was too restrictive and it eventually fell out of use. The last reference to Clear Channel's version of it I could find was in a 2004 Rolling Stone article. That said, the InstantLive technology ...


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The Tomorrowland Orchestra is actually The Metropole Orkest, an orchestra for hire based in the Netherlands. Wikipedia's entry for them includes a selected discography. The Metropole Orkest seems not to release commercial recordings under its own name, and the Tomorrowland Festival has only one recording I've found, of their 2020 festival. I've also not ...


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5.1 never got real traction in music, it's purely a home theater thing now. But, Cinemas worldwide recently started to adopt 3D audio formats like DTS-X and Dolby-Atmos and Auro3D. That lead to enthusiasts and early adopters having the same setup now in the living room, all major receiver manufacturers sell those amplifiers. Downside is you have to have ...


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I contacted a music store chain in South Africa, and they said: We cannot confirm that there will be one this year as there was no word on the CD from the supplier.


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This seems like a purely opinion based question. But it's a fun one. And interesting. These days, I get exposed to 'new music' that I like in a few different ways: Radio. Believe it or not, radio is still a thing. :) I still have a few select ratio stations from around the country (and world) that I stream where I trust (or at least, agree with) the DJs ...


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As for collecting and storing music, I nowadays only buy vinyls, and preferably LP's. I only buy albums which I like and that I know I will listen to frequently. So how do I discover new music? Jasper mentions spotify, which is the streaming service I use. What I want to add from Jasper's answer is the pretty new feature Discover Weekly. It is a two hour ...


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I search for songs on SoundCloud based on a genre I like. There's surprisingly a lot of good stuff on there, ranging from apocalyptic music (such as Maxim Zhdanov) to dubstep/middle-eastern fusion (such as Beats Antique) and so on. I also find quite a bit of good video game music remixes on OverClocked ReMix. They have a whole judging panel who evaluate ...


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I didn't found any official answer to this, so here some thoughts. In its LP Vinyl version, the album has been released in double disc. You may know that in LP discs you can hardly have good quality above 20 music minutes a side, so in LP, 2 discs for 77 minutes are necessary. They might want to stick with LPs package. Also note that even if going above ...


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See https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/2421/84 for another angle on this. The 'warm' sound of vinyl is a misnomer; a better description these days would be 'blurred' or 'distorted'. When CDs first appeared there was much wailing & gnashing of teeth from the existing audiophile community - to take away our beautiful old valve warmth & replace it ...


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Thank you both for your input. In the meantime I have stumbled on what seems to be an excellent solution. www.collectorz.com is a facility for cataloguing CDs, books, music, and videos. It offers an Android scanning app called CLZ Music which I have tried out with my Samsung tablet. You point the crosshairs of the CLZ Music scanner at the barcode on the CD ...


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The timestamps in this answer reference the full album (linked on Amazon Music), and not the extract on YouTube. Ganesh and Kumaresh play kalpana swarams in Sankarābharanam from 6:26 to 10:17 mins. The ragamalika swarams begin from the 10:17 mark, and follow a clear progression. The ragamalika swarams are played in 24 different ragams, in sets of 6. The ...


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This french app (link Google Play)/(link iTunes) (maybe you can find the equivalent in your country) allows people to sell their second hand CDs. The app will scan the bar code, identify the disc (artist, name of the album) and offer you a price. Maybe you are not interested in actually selling them, but the app will still help you to identify your CDs.


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What the barcode of CDs offers is exactly the same EAN (European Article Number) as can be found in the digits below. This is a valid unique identification, but useless without a huge article database. (You may search for it in the online shop of your choice, however.) Already existing CD databases (as cddb, freedb) use the table of contents of the CD ...


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Did a search on the web and found this product which is the kind of product that I mentioned in my comment above: But the same search also returned this one which is probably exactly what you're looking for: Now I'm not recommending these specific products and suppliers (I don't know them and I don't even know if they're available in your region) but by ...


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You won't be able to arrive at a sorting allowing all searches to be easy. My proposal: find a somewhat decent sorting (e. g. by main artist/year, but possibly simply by date of purchase) and maintain a database (including the physical placement) for more complicated stuff.


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