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Why are vinyl records now so prestigious?

It's not because of fidelity I'll start by discarding one reason: fidelity. Fidelity is the ability of a system to reproduce a signal with the least amount of change. High fidelity means little to no ...
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Why are vinyl records now so prestigious?

Ever try rolling a joint on a CD cover? ;o) But seriously... There is a wonderful comparison over on the Audioholics site that breaks this down much further than I can. To me, however, I will just ...
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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Spotify is notorious for underpaying artists. The margins for the artists are better when you purchase the music on iTunes or Amazon, but the best margins are on services specifically designed to ...
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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Whenever I really like an artist, I'll make sure I buy the album (usually off iTunes), although I'll still listen to them on Spotify. I think the best thing you can do in this situation is buy the ...
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What was the first music recording reproduced for sale in any format?

It would have been an Edison or Columbia wax cylinder, ca. 1895 or so. The first few years of the phonograph were mostly about using it as a dictation machine, so it was sold with blank wax cylinders. ...
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Why are vinyl records now so prestigious?

Of course, the best way to listen to music is live but, due to convenience, music is recorded. Vinyl (and tape cassettes) are an analogue format where there is no distinct difference when (for example)...
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Why are vinyl records now so prestigious?

Older and obsoleted technologies often make a comeback in a boutique, niche form that is higher quality, higher cost, and aimed at a smaller, luxury audience, as opposed to their earlier, mass-...
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Why are vinyl records now so prestigious?

There are many reasons vinylphiles present: music originally pressed on vinyl was engineered to sound good on vinyl, vinyl carries a wider frequency bandwidth than CD, no digital sampling 'blip'. Of ...
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Multi-channels for audio standard

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 ...
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Is there a name for a song(s) within a song?

This is a musical interpolation. The term has several related meanings, but this is one of them. an abrupt change of musical elements... [followed by a] resumption of the main theme. https:/...
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Multi-channels for audio standard

There is also DVD-A, which takes advantage of 5.1. However, there's a deeper issue here. First of all, the proliferation of Hip-Hop, which (let's face it) doesn't really utilize instruments the way, ...
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