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  1. It's optional not to. I think every CD I have...

    It's optional not to.

    I think every CD I have that was made after 2009 includes it.

    Unless, of course, you're selling CDs or LPs on Bandcamp. And, as you stated earlier, the Bandcamp downloads...
  2. Ah, I love alternative facts.

    Ah, I love alternative facts.
  3. Hell yes.

    Hell yes.
  4. I wish I could go back to 1977. So many things I...

    I wish I could go back to 1977. So many things I could change....
  5. Looks (& sounds) fantastic. That cover photo is...

    Looks (& sounds) fantastic. That cover photo is quite something, isn't it? Great job Richard!
  6. Hell of a way to characterize Asia fans.

    Hell of a way to characterize Asia fans.
  7. If a cat has kittens in your oven, does that make...

    If a cat has kittens in your oven, does that make them muffins?
  8. Asia is not prog. It's pop.

    Asia is not prog. It's pop.
  9. There are top limits on music file size -- based...

    There are top limits on music file size -- based on your previous sales through Bandcamp -- although the limit is large for first timers, well over 30:00 per track (600 mb).

    There are also limits...
  10. Why are you listing as "name your price"? I had...

    Why are you listing as "name your price"? I had a discussion with Jon on this very point. If somebody samples your music, and likes it, they will undoubtedly be willing to pay a fair price for it. ...
  11. Incidentally, you can upload an album (or EP) and...

    Incidentally, you can upload an album (or EP) and get everything the way you want it, before you make it public. There's a full-featured "private listing" feature.
  12. Okay, I took an album I recently downloaded off...

    Okay, I took an album I recently downloaded off Bandcamp -- Jon Keliehor's "Fables of Forests and Light" (fabulous album BTW) -- and popped it into my car stereo. It displays artist, track and album...
  13. Bandcamp allows you to title each song, in fact...

    Bandcamp allows you to title each song, in fact you can add a whole description if you want, sell it separately (or not), give it composer & publisher ("credits") information, lyrics, separate "track...
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    Hide all the raincoats. ...

    Hide all the raincoats.

    https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/expose-yourself-to-art_u-l-e93840.jpg?h=550&w=550
  15. Do you hear any difference between them?

    Do you hear any difference between them?
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    Have Zorn and Torn ever done anything together?

    Have Zorn and Torn ever done anything together?
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    Thanks. This just goes to show how little I know...

    Thanks. This just goes to show how little I know about football.

    For some reason, I thought American football teams could substitute players during a match, unlike European football (soccer)...
  18. Thread: Volume

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    You have the right phenomenon but you've got hold...

    You have the right phenomenon but you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick.

    Because digital recording (unlike analog) can ride 0dB without clipping (through the use of appropriate...
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    I'll never understand The Football as long as I...

    I'll never understand The Football as long as I live. If Russell says he likes playing under pressure, and Coach Carroll says his team is a 2nd half or 4th quarter team... why can't they play with...
  20. Well I'll try. Let's see what I can find online...

    Well I'll try. Let's see what I can find online that is shareable.

    I'll use the title track as an example, since the differences here are near the beginning and obvious (on headphones).

    1. ...
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    Membrane or electrostatic speakers -- like...

    Membrane or electrostatic speakers -- like Magnepans, Quads and Martin Logans -- produce radiation going both ways, forward and rearward, simultaneously. Room effect then becomes critical to...
  22. Listening to a half dozen different mixes online,...

    Listening to a half dozen different mixes online, it would appear there are two different MASTERS and a lot of variations (in stereo placement and frequency balance). No idea how many variations...
  23. "Free Hand" was never my favorite GG, which is...

    "Free Hand" was never my favorite GG, which is why I picked up a cheap CD when I found it. As it turns out, it's on One Way (CDL-57338, 1990), which is THE ONLY One Way release listed on Discogs. ...
  24. On headphones, it sounds like they miked a...

    On headphones, it sounds like they miked a boombox playing the original mix. No stereo separation, no bass below 100 Hz but then a fairly large hump 100-200 Hz, & everything sounds slightly distant....
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    Sampling greatness doesn't make it yours.

    Sampling greatness doesn't make it yours.
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    Yup, that's what it's doing then -- giving you a...

    Yup, that's what it's doing then -- giving you a Left-minus-Right center channel cancellation, below 2,500Hz.
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    I'd like to return to this discussion for a sec,...

    I'd like to return to this discussion for a sec, if you don't mind. Speakers "beaming to each ear" is indeed a thing -- we do that with headphones for instance -- and I've heard several megabuck...
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    Unless that cable has some electronics built into...

    Unless that cable has some electronics built into it to alter the phase, and an equalizer in it to limit the frequency response.... all the cable is doing is connecting one midrange (or row of...
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    The diagram from the brochure seems to indicate...

    The diagram from the brochure seems to indicate 180 out of phase:
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    By putting two drivers side-by-side, one wired backwards from the other, I'd think you'd get all kinds of nasty phase...
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    Maybe I should clarify: "above a certain gauge"...

    Maybe I should clarify: "above a certain gauge" means 14 or 12 gauge or even 10-gauge -- not standard 16-gauge or mini-stereo 24-gauge.
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    Interesting. I guess I'll reserve judgment until...

    Interesting. I guess I'll reserve judgment until I hear it.

    In general though I agree with BobM above: reproduction is best when it is most accurate to the source material. Adding shit to try to...
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    Tried. Disproved. As has every other scientific...

    Tried. Disproved. As has every other scientific double blind listening test. But hey, don't take my word for it: look it up for yourself....
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    https://www.polkaudio.com/discover/sda-technology...

    https://www.polkaudio.com/discover/sda-technology

    I'm not sure about this concept. I must admit I haven't heard it in person, but adding out-of-phase signal to a stereo pair of speakers sounds...
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    Well there's this, from the "Work" suite, which...

    Well there's this, from the "Work" suite, which appeared on "The Man & The Journey." But it hardly counts, as it's just a percussion piece.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKlumOiWlu0
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    Thanks Camille, a new Lady With is always a...

    Thanks Camille, a new Lady With is always a welcome treat!

    Say, the Bandcamp page lists "videos by Alice Petit." Are those posted anywhere yet?
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    True, true. I think the trend toward two 6"...

    True, true. I think the trend toward two 6" drivers instead of one 12" woofer is mostly driven by WAF -- smaller footprint speakers are easier to fit into most room configurations. Since MOST...
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    Always on the lookout for great "show-off...

    Always on the lookout for great "show-off recordings" I sampled this album on iTunes.

    The bass is boomy. The voice is recorded monaurally, in a heavily-baffled sound booth, so there's no sense of...
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    Speaker wires above a certain gauge have been...

    Speaker wires above a certain gauge have been scientifically proven to have zero effect.

    I agree with you 100% on all of these. Except for the fact that they were ALL available to speakerbuilders...
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    How many tracks, in total, are known to exist...

    How many tracks, in total, are known to exist from "Household Objects"? I know the band spent absurd amounts of studio time working on the concept before abandoning it.

    However, all I've ever...
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    You are entitled to your opinion.

    You are entitled to your opinion.
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    Is that a Don "Sugar" Cane?

    Is that a Don "Sugar" Cane?
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    Something - George Harrison

    Something - George Harrison
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    Geezer, Leslie West called. He wants your...

    Geezer,

    Leslie West called. He wants your leg, and whichever arm you're least fond of.
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    Surely, "opinions based on data or experience"...

    Surely, "opinions based on data or experience" are superior to those based on reading reviews?
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    I actually enjoy the feck out of Body Count,...

    I actually enjoy the feck out of Body Count, Ice-T's rock band from the early 1990s. It has attitude coming out the gills.
  46. Thread: John Zorn

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    One of the "Book of Angels" discs is by the Ben...

    One of the "Book of Angels" discs is by the Ben Goldberg Quartet. I hadn't made the connection to Tin Hat Trio. Wait, THT includes Rob Burger. Plain old Tin Hat includes Ben Goldberg.
  47. Thread: John Zorn

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    Woo-hoo will do. My Zorn channel on Pandora...

    Woo-hoo will do.

    My Zorn channel on Pandora has already thrown many new discoveries in my face: Anouar Brahem
    Rolf Lislevand
    The Bad Plus
    Erik Friedlander
    Ben Allison
    Rob Burger
    ...
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    Big speakers haven't advanced one inch in thirty...

    Big speakers haven't advanced one inch in thirty years.

    Little speakers, OTOH, sound remarkably better due to active electronics and better materials.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_amplifier_clas...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_amplifier_classes
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    "Timeless" is a great sounding disc. I'll chalk...

    "Timeless" is a great sounding disc. I'll chalk it up to the mixing.
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    I can't dance to it, man.

    I can't dance to it, man.
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    "The Real Slim Shady" presentation at the MTV...

    "The Real Slim Shady" presentation at the MTV Awards was pretty dope too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoua2xc0FOc
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    Yeah and it can't be easy touring with a 15-piece...

    Yeah and it can't be easy touring with a 15-piece band. I kick myself for missing the opportunity to see 'em. Probably won't never happen again.
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    "Alphabet soup" or not it made Jon a millionaire....

    "Alphabet soup" or not it made Jon a millionaire. By not referencing reality his lyrics become timeless, and equally valid to non-English speakers, and open to endless speculation by adolescent boys...
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    After watching, and enjoying "8 Mile," I actually...

    After watching, and enjoying "8 Mile," I actually made myself a compilation of Mathers' music. I'm embarrassed to admit this, because is it okay to like a white rap artist? But yeah, "Stan" and the...
  56. Thread: John Zorn

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    Woo-hoo will do.

    Woo-hoo will do.
  57. Thread: John Zorn

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    Just a couple more observations. One, that...

    Just a couple more observations.

    One, that Masada String Trio 50th birthday (for Zorn) linked above is one of the most fantastic recordings I've ever heard. The dynamism and realism are...
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    4/4 beat, major scale, stepwise melody line (if...

    4/4 beat, major scale, stepwise melody line (if any), stereotyped lyrics, stereotyped delivery, constant beat with no variation, repetitive single-measure structure with no variation, rotten...
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    Beware of any advice from someone trying to sell...

    Beware of any advice from someone trying to sell you something.
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    There's your clue right there. If it was...

    There's your clue right there.

    If it was obvious it wouldn't be a subject of debate, would it.
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