On 11/11/2015 12:20, Tom Fine wrote:
> Very few girls here have cassette players! ;)
> I still don't see why not do a Mix CDR. Many more CD players still out
> there, easier to compile, much easier to duplicate.
And, I repeat, for that very reason so much less relevant.
However, most modern
> girls in 1st World countries probably don't have CD players anymore.
> It's all about the phones.
I just love "1st world". just the sound of it.
> -- Tom Fine
> PS -- regarding Eric's comment about the cassettes with the local DC
> bands, some entrepreneur should get one of those CD duplicators that
> inks on custom labelling as it makes the CDs and do short runs for the
> band. I bet it's profitable to price the same as they're paying for
> cassette duplicating.
> PPS -- I'm still able and very willing to do mass transfer jobs with
> cassettes. In fact, I have a fleet of 6 decks in excellent condition
> (just had the Tascam 122mkIII's refurbed after a 2-year project was
> completed). I would not consider spending any of my own time making
> recordings on these decks.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Francesco Martinelli"
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] AW: [ARSCLIST] What Your Music Format Says About
>> I think that in order to understand why some people (me included) like
>> formats that "sound worse" we cannot use a technical analysis.
>> To be "easily reproduced" and "mass-duplicated" are exactly what takes
>> emotional value out from files of different types.
>> It is what is NOT easily accessible which tends to be cool and hip as
>> opposed to mass-marketed products, and this goes for clothes,
>> furniture, not to mention handicraft with the value of their
>> Or do you think that sending a playlist by email is as romantic as
>> giving a girl a cassette compiled at home track by track with its
>> handmade cover? An HD playlist will potentially sound much better, but
>> the other one carries a different emotional and temporal investment.
>> Besides, many young people nowadays do not have Cd players at home.
>> Building a vinyl or cassette based system is the first step away from
>> smartphones and the like with their de-evaluation of the music
>> listening experience.
>> As a person interested in music that comes from less industrialized
>> nations then USA, I could not do without cassette players because this
>> has been the format of choice for decades for circulating music of
>> regional or non-commercial nature and still much music is unissued in
>> digital form (and when it is the transfers are very questionable, in
>> many cases the original cassette or vinyl also sounds better!)
>> On 11/11/2015 02:08, David Breneman wrote:
>>>> Von: Eric Cartier <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> The cassette resurgence is
>>>> real, I think, and it's cool at local shows to dig a group's set and
>>>> hand a
>>>> band member $5 or $10 for a tape at the merch table afterwards. It's
>>>> a good
>>>> format for small groups to use to get their music into fans' hands.
>>> I don't mean to sound combative, but I cannot fathom why, with the
>>> availability of CD-R, anyone would want to go back to cassettes.
>>> Cassettes had two advantages: They were small, and they were easy
>>> to load. You can argue about whether an LP or a CD sounds "better,"
>>> but I don't think anyone would argue that a cassette sounds better than
>>> either. I've got a really nice cassette deck, a Teac Z-6000, but I
>>> *recorded* anything on it in almost ten years.
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