Analysis from the World Economic Forum. Physical media accounts now for less than 20% of sales. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/visualizing-40-years-of-music-industry-sales
Buyers must be willing to accept the price the seller is willing to offer. Or no-one benefits, and makers lose. Prices determined by maker’s contribution are always much higher than cost-plus pricing. Those willing to pay contribution prices are buying something else than know-how, materials and assembly. Hi-fi is like cosmetics, jewellry, and fashion clothes. […]
A re-run of a classic (lengthy, technical) article by John Atkinson from 1981. https://www.stereophile.com/content/stereo-image
For me, it’s tactile, some music isn’t available in digital form, the sleeve art and notes are interesting, and records have history. http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/why-does-vinyl-continue-to-be-so-popular-in-the-digital-age-here-are-some-explanations/
A very informative article about the future of the reproduction of sound recordings. https://medium.com/@superavi/goodbye-stereo-hello-360%C2%BA-sound-6a9d64fbd1f
The illusion of stereo is fraught with compromise when accomplished with two (or more) nearby sources. There’s a lot of discussion about ‘comb filtering’ and the effect on room acoustics – here, and in detail here, for example. I’ve partially dealt with the problem by using a Taket Sound Stage Activator. http://www.myspeakersetup.com/2016/10/07/hearing-vs-listening/
Most music played on home audio systems wasn’t recorded live anyway. Perhaps “real” is the more appropriate term. Multi-channelling may just be the problem in trying to create ‘stereo’. See my comments on stereo here. From the Soundkeeper Recordings website: “The goal of every Soundkeeper Recording is to bring the listener to the performance, to […]
Most marketers of mega-priced products will provide no engineering data to support their performance claims. Jenving Technology (Supra Cables) is an exception. https://www.audioholics.com/audio-video-cables/the-truth-about-interconnects-and-cables http://www.jenving.com
Mr Sumner played za part in the David Lynch film, and Toto did the OST music. https://vinylconnection.com.au/2018/10/12/dune-chapter-two/ More here.
Maybe not. Not for me! http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com/is-the-concept-of-the-album-dead-maybe-not/ There’s more on this: “Album spins closer towards its final track as a viable format“. And here.
Blues interpretations of Pink Floyd music – progressive Blues rock https://driftermerch.com/blog/2016/5/22/who-was-blue-floyd
Musicians love the sound of their instruments, but few seem interested in high-end audio. Some views on this – see also the comments. https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/musicians-and-high-end-audio/
Musical intelligence is the capacity to discern pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tone. This intelligence enables us to recognize, create, reproduce, and reflect on music, as demonstrated by composers, conductors, musicians, vocalist, and sensitive listeners. Interestingly, there is often an affective connection between music and the emotions; and mathematical and musical intelligences may share common thinking […]
Warner Music Group aren’t dropping them any time soon! https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/10/09/warner-music-physical/
This 2002 jazz-rock album was recorded analogue, and the composer and producer Leslie Mandoki really takes recording quality seriously. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_M%C3%A1ndoki Here’s extensive details of recording equipment and locations ….
I rescue lots of interesting music on CD from charity shops, and many of the crystal cases are taped closed. I understand that there are souls among us that deal with their needs by stealing CDs from those working hard to raise funds in support of the less fortunate. But, really? Not only do I […]
Mark Wilson’s Flor d’Luna (Moonflower) recorded an album with four players, and often perform with two. Then again, they are Kiwis. https://www.markwilsonmusician.net/flor-dluna.html
The jazz of Mingus, and his response to injustices of racial discrimination. http://jazzbluesnews.space/2018/10/06/fables-of-faubus-by-charles-mingus-jazz-music-with-its-long-history-in-the-traditions-of-black-people-in-america-photos-videos/