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#1 gnome113

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

Just wondering if you have any plans on releasing FLAC files?

I want to support you guys directly by joining your subscription based music service but I can't listen to MP3s. They have a very limited dynamic range. I still buy vinyl and CDs for this reason.
Dap-Tone Records now offer FLAC files and they are great. I can now buy from there vinyl catalogue for home use and also get a digital copy for my iPhone which is of reasonable quality in comparison. It's great.

I think you are the best record label going round and love everything you do. I would just love to have the option and I think there are a lot of people who should here the recordings you release at the best quality available.

Cheers. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:59 PM

Agreed. I'd probably be happy at this point if ST even just acknowledged the existence of the lossless format...
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

Anyone wanted to know more about the FLAC format or 24-Bit sound in general this link is a great read.

http://blog.bowers-w...to-24-bit-flac/

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:29 AM

Flac on your iPhone?

I thought it just converts it to 320 MP3?

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

Good article on playing FLAC files on your iPhone

http://www.macworld....lac_on_ios.html

Also you can use programs like XLD for converting FLAC files to AIFF or WAV format.

http://x-lossless-de...oftonic.com/mac

Hope that helps.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:05 PM

I just wish ST would give us MP3 cards with our vinyl :(

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

I just wish ST would give us MP3 cards with our vinyl :(


Peep The Stepkids and Jonti albums from last year. May be a sign of things to come.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Yes, I would love to see this. 16/44.1 FLAC would be great; 24/96 FLAC would be awesome, assuming that Stones Throw stuff is recorded in higher quality than Red Book.

Does anyone know how Stones Throw albums are recorded and mastered? I've always wondered if their vinyl is mastered from a higher resolution than CD source...

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

Peep The Stepkids and Jonti albums from last year. May be a sign of things to come.


Damn, I was not aware they did it for those two. I just went ahead and got the CDs since times are tough, and I listen to more music away from my turntables these days anyway.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

scojo I agree. I would love to now how Stones Throw LPs are mastered and output. Another reason I posted this thread.

SunnyMeadowz I will definately check out The Stepkids and Jonti releases.

ShirtReynolds that's the dilemma I have. I love listening to my records as I'm a collector but when I'm a work or in the car etc I want a digital file and MP3s just don't cut it.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

iTunes have released a PDF for Mastering For iTunes. Great read.

http://www.apple.com...red-for-itunes/

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

Peep The Stepkids and Jonti albums from last year. May be a sign of things to come.


Yeah I noticed they did a few times, really hoping this will become a standard though
I can't imagine it costing that much extra to put a piece of paper with a code in the sleeve :unsure:

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

Yeah I noticed they did a few times, really hoping this will become a standard though
I can't imagine it costing that much extra to put a piece of paper with a code in the sleeve :unsure:


I'm sure finding a server to host all that information for cards that may or may not get used is where the money issue comes up.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

gnome, you can download some st releases in wav-format via online stores such as www.junodownload.co.uk . there're hardly singles available 'though - just the newer ones.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Yeah. I’ll go straight to wav!




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