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Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by Matth_2014, May 23, 2018.

  1. Matth_2014

    Matth_2014 Well-Known Member

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    I don’t understand why bands release singles, I’ve not bought one in years.
     
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  2. HRH Custard VC

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    No, we have piratebay now for music <whistle>
     
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  3. Sharpe*

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    Mate Itunes, Spotify and Amazon are the modern way of listening and/or buying music for a lot of people.

    Mostly singles too.

    Better question is how long will albums still be made.
     
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  4. Matth_2014

    Matth_2014 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer to buy albums than download, Because I feel it’s mine, Regarding downloading, I don’t.
     
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  5. Bodinki

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    Two reasons,

    1) Money, if it charts well then it could make some decent coin

    2) To boost album sales, musicians usually put out a single or two from an album before the album comes out, to sort of whet the appetite of the fans. Like when movies release trailers.
     
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  6. Lovearsenalcock

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    My lad wants a record collection so I buy him Albums on vinyl. Haven't bought a CD in a long time but I did used to enjoy having the originals instead of downloading/ burning songs. Don't get me wrong, I got loads of burnt CDs over time...but some classics(according to me) have to be original
     
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  7. Bodinki

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    Aye Vinyl has been having a massive revival in the last 10 years or so.
    A lot of people say vinyl sounds better too.
     
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    Same for me too mate <ok>

    Electronic you never really 'own' it.
     
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    that little rustle in the background...I like it
     
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  10. Matth_2014

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    Exactly.
     
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    Vinyl may sound better than the crap over compressed mp3, but CDs sound far better. But its always subjective
     
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    I'd say different not better, it's just a choice.
     
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  13. The RDBD

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    I'm sure that some wealthy people that like
    football may consider buying Singles FC.
     
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  15. Big Ern

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    I doubt the ear can tell the difference between an analogue signal and a digital signal with a bit rate of 192,000

    Mixing is far more fun with Vinyl though, plus it's always funny watching kids try to mix them, oh dear, no auto mix/sync option, "I thought you were a DJ, turns out you're just a button pressing machine operator."
     
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  16. johnsonsbaby

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    True. The answer lies in the difference between analog and digital.

    Here's the science .... A vinyl record is an analog recording, CD's and DVD's are digital recordings. Original sound is analog by definition. A digital recording takes snapshots of the analog signal at a certain rate and measures each snapshot with a certain accuracy. This means that, by definition, a digital recording is not capturing the complete sound wave. It is approximating it with a series of steps. Some sounds that have very quick transitions, such as a drum beat will be distorted because they change too quickly for the sample rate.

    In your home stereo the CD or DVD player takes this digital recording and converts it to an analog signal, which is fed to your amplifier. The amplifier then raises the voltage of the signal to a level powerful enough to drive your speaker. A vinyl record has a groove carved into it that mirrors the original sound's waveform. This means that no information is lost. The output of a record player is analog. It can be fed directly to your amplifier with no conversion.

    This means that the waveforms from a vinyl recording can be much more accurate, and that can be heard in the richness of the sound.
     
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    And here's some more :

    https://www.vox.com/2014/4/19/5626058/vinyls-great-but-its-not-better-than-cds

    I also read an article several years ago (doubt I will
    be able to easily find it again online) regarding the
    LP track ordering process for vinyl and its inherent
    constraints (due to the changing number of grooves
    and decreasing radius from centre of grooves) .
     
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    you can get digital amps, also vinyl has many imperfections when stamped within it.

    Base (dance music) sounds better on CD than vinyl
     
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  19. johnsonsbaby

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    I think you've mistaken my post as saying vinyl is better. I was just pointing out that vinyl sound is a more accurate representation of the original sound - because both are analog. Which sounds 'better' is a personal thing.
     
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  20. JakartaToon

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    Get all my music ftom itunes but as downloads. Still buy albums as like the continuity of listening to the whole thing but also buy a few single tracks which I like.

    Much cheaper with an itunes account registered in Jakarta. Singles cost me 30p, albums 3-4quid. Quality when played from my iphoneX through a sonos bar is outstanding.

    Vinyl not possible here - wont stand up to heat and humidity. Still got loads of old cds but easier just to download the album again as a lot of the old ones can be had for about 2quid.
     
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