[Dixielandjazz] LP or CD?
Paul Kurtz Jr
phktrumpet at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 14:10:35 PST 2014
Marek, I’m blessed with a son who stays up with all kinds of technology for his Daddy. I was AMAZED one day recently when he showed me speakers the size of my hand that he could and did plug to his Iphone and got very good sound from it. They were $20 US from Target, a retail outlet and drug store.
My biggest worry regarding older music hasn’t been the sound quality because miniaturization is moving forward and it’s amazing the sound quality and depth on some of these small guys. Even on my computer where I’m typing this message, I have small speakers. My biggest worry was that sound engineers were fiddling too much with the old recordings. Even in this area, though, I think they’re getting it, leaving the ambiance that should be there, and not over-engineering echoes and all of that.
But again, Marek, the biggest thing to me and my change in thought is that the more we buy, the more they’ll produce in all media groups. Now that I have that concept, if I buy music in digital form, there’s actually more rather than less likelihood it will be produced in other media. Yes, we can continue our discussions on sound fidelity and what sounds best to us, but if we keep buying our market share grows greater and those who want to make money pay attention.
Paul Kurtz Jacksonville, FL
> On Dec 29, 2014, at 3:21 PM, Marek Boym <marekboym at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hardly ever listen to songs, Paul, only to performances.
> Sure, I HEAR songs, and I am not too wild about overplayed warhorses, but I prefer "obscure" tunes, or current pops played as jazz (in Wilbur de Paris' words - "anything that can be jazzed on...").
> I do care what the medium is - you can never get the right quality on your iPhone (I don't even know how to use a smartphone) or even your computer, albeit if you connect it to a good sound system the results are better than on computer speakers.
> Even cassettes sound better (not equal with "cleaner") than CDs or other digitalized media. The reel tapes (I wish I could find a good quality player here - buying it from the States doesn't make sense) sound better than cassettes, and despite the hiss both sound better than CDs, not to mention miniaturization media.
> Happy New Year
> On 29 December 2014 at 18:00, Paul Kurtz Jr <phktrumpet at gmail.com> wrote:
> I’m glad to see this message regarding LPs and CDs even though I personally won’t be going back that direction now that I have everything on my computer and Iphone. I’ve changed my opinion on this in the last 3 months and now feel that any sales of a certain song set, be it LP, CD, or download will help all of the other media. Why? Because the interest in whatever song set it is will drive the production in all media. I’ve watched both Itunes and Amazon explode in terms of their offerings and I find that I have to go back and check every once in a while for things that didn’t exist even a year ago because they might be out there now. So, go! go!! go!!!
> Paul Kurtz Jacksonville, FL
> > On Dec 29, 2014, at 9:41 AM, Robert Ringwald <rsr at ringwald.com> wrote:
> > This from another email list. But I am sure it is of interest to this list.
> > -Bob Ringwald
> > Recently, I read where Japan still has about eleven Tower Records locations and they
> > are doing well. Apparently, the Japanese still love the CD. To the best of my knowledge,
> > there are no Tower Records stores in the USA. On a recent visit to the Boston Back
> > Bay Newbury Comics I was shocked to see that about half or a third of the store's
> > primary inventory was vinyl LPs. And Barnes & Noble now has an LP section. The associate
> > I spoke with there said that they are selling a considerable amount of vinyl. I also
> > read somewhere recently that LP sales this year have had double digit increases from
> > previous recent years. I find this very surprising.
> > I was just wondering if there is a reliable catalog (softcover book or on-line listing)
> > for available CD and LP product. Fond memories of the Schwann Catalog come to my
> > mind. How strange to see new LP pressings of vintage albums in stores today. Does
> > this mean that there could be a possible revival of the long dormant Columbia and
> > Capitol Record Clubs (on-line, of course)? What a strange retail music situation.
> > Or have I just lived too long?
> > (snip)
> > -Bob Ringwald
> > Bob Ringwald Solo Piano, duo, Trio, Quartet
> > Fulton Street Jazz Band
> > 916/ 806-9551
> > Amateur (ham) Radio station K 6 Y B V
> > Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed
> > to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps
> > so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?
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