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Re: [ARSCLIST] Musician's compensation wasCD versus Download was "All hail the analogue revolution..."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Brock-Nannestad" <pattac@xxxxxxxx>
> The lesson is: get as much live music as you can, while you can. Teach your
> heirs how to play LPs, let them inherit and keep as many as possible, tell
> them how to take care of them, and keep track of where you get replacement
> pickups and belts, if you do not have direct drive. You are still allowed to
> play what you own for your own entertainment. With LPs you are in the
> driver's seat and decide the quality. Ration it to preserve quality. With CDs
> and other carriers and formats someone will take your money and decide for
> you. Again and again. And again.
Actually, with virtually all LP's there was originally a producer in the
"driver's seat"...and he was the party who determined what was recorded
and HOW it was recorded (and, after being recorded, was then "mixed!").
So, when playing any recording, you get only the sound that someone
else...or the limitations of the then-current technology used...or
both...allowed to be recorded! Naturally, this isn't always anything
like the actual sound of the performance which was recorded.

Worse yet, unless you have been fortunate enough to acquire "store-
new" copies of your analog recordings, what you hear is also limited
by the inevitable wear that occured as styli met disc surface.

Steven C. Barr

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