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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:20 am 
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What's she mean. :?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:29 am 
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Bill Hicks 666 wrote:
What's she mean. :?

•An MP3 is like watching a movie on your phone.
•A CD is like watching the same movie on an 13 inch LCD screen.
•An HDtracks 96/24 download is like watching the same movie from the DVD source on a 50 inch plasma TV.
•An HDtracks 192/24 download is like watching the same movie in 3D from the Blu-Ray source on an 80 inch plasma HDTV.

In all four examples you will see the same picture, but you will not enjoy the same degree of detail. Likewise, in all our audio formats (44.1/16 CD quality, 88/24, 96/24, 176/24 and 192/24) you'll hear the same music but you will not hear the same degree of detail, nuance and ambiance. Basically, all the things that make a recording come alive and "breathe." With HDtracks you get to download and experience your favorite music in master quality sound. You Will Hear The Difference!

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Does this require special equipment?

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Does this require special equipment?

What is High-Definition Music?

Our high-definition music sounds more realistic and offers greater sonic detail than most commonly available online music. All of our audio formats sound substantially better than standard 128 kbps MP3 files.

We offer the following file types:

AIFF: CD-quality uncompressed music files offering seamless integration with iTunes.

FLAC: CD-quality "lossless" compressed music files that sound as good as AIFFs, but can be downloaded faster; compatible with MediaMonkey, VLC, Songbird, Mac Flac, Toast, and Winamp, but not compatible with Windows Media Player, iTunes or iPod.

320 kbps MP3: Small, compressed music files offering the fastest download times and universal compatibility with all MP3 players.

96/24 and 88.2/24 FLAC: DVD-audio quality music files for the discerning audiophile -- a truly high-definition listening experience. These files will not play on iTunes or Windows Media Player, you will need to use a compatible player such as MediaMonkey or Songbird.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:11 am 
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:roll: yes i know technically what she means :wink:

I should have specified: what does she mean is going to be released in terms of titles????

More discs like Quaudiophilac and Halloween on DVD A???? (they work on my PS3 and sound like the bands in the room through my surround amp). Apostrophe Quad please.... anything else Dweezil can mix....

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More downloadable content at higher bitrates ????

Blu Ray Concert footage from 35mm source?

HD Remaster of 200 Motels :P


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:54 pm 
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This kind of sucks for me 'cause I would have held off and bought all the remastered music in HD.
Oh well......

If they are going to go with DTS Entertainment or do up some SACD discs I'm all in!
(someone has to keep that medium alive!)

If it's just downloads....MEH........


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So when Gail sez they are 'planning HD releases', what she means is that they are 'planning HD releases.'

Got it...

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If you read between the lines, it says HD. That really sums it up.

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FLAC: CD-quality "lossless" compressed music files that sound as good as AIFFs, but can be downloaded faster; compatible with MediaMonkey, VLC, Songbird, Mac Flac, Toast, and Winamp, but not compatible with Windows Media Player, iTunes or iPod.


doug, when i go to load a cd into itunes 11, it offers me a few choices, one of which is "apple lossless encoder". is this comparable to flac?

also, burning a downloaded flac file onto a cd and then uploading it into itunes would solve the non-compatibility problem, no?

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I suspect if Frank were still around the whole catalogue would've been out in 24bit ten years ago
(although that might have been a bit pointless for the material recorded on 16bit )


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sleeping in a jar wrote:
doug, when i go to load a cd into itunes 11, it offers me a few choices, one of which is "apple lossless encoder". is this comparable to flac?

Lossless means it reconstructs exactly the original. If Apple wasn't comparable, they couldn't call it lossless. (not for long, anyway)

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also, burning a downloaded flac file onto a cd and then uploading it into itunes would solve the non-compatibility problem, no?

Can't say. I burn to CD, but have never used iTunes.

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I suspect if Frank were still around the whole catalogue would've been out in 24bit ten years ago (although that might have been a bit pointless for the material recorded on 16bit )
way too many useless bits, gimme the 1-bit mono mix, or the 1¼-bit mono 1.1 mix for 2 channels

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way too many useless bits, gimme the 1-bit mono mix, or the 1¼-bit mono 1.1 mix for 2 channels

You should check out my 1.5 system. It sounds like shit, but it solved our gopher problem...

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BTW, does anyone else have problems when listening to the mono folddown mix of the original Lumpy Gravy on Lumpy Money? I can't listen to this without getting headaches. The discreet (discrete?) mono mix of WOIIFTM sounds good, though.

I guess, mono mixes should be listened to on mono equipment. Not on stereo systems with two mono channels in that case ;-).

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Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree did a wonderful job remixing for 5.1 King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Caravn, Emerson Lake and Palmer, XTC... he also said he would like to do Joe's Garage... I think I'll definitely buy some of those titles... (Yellow Shark, Civilization Phase III...) :)

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I'm curious what precisely these will entail too. Hopefully, it won't be too long until we find out.


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It's could be SHM-CD.

2012 Japanese paper-sleeve SHM-CD (Zappa/Universal UICY-75350 November 28, 2012)
http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/patio/v ... akout.html

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I'm curious what precisely these will entail too. Hopefully, it won't be too long until we find out.



I'll tell you what it they entail.

More money, months after the latest round of definitive re-releases.

Yeah. No one forces you to buy them.
What next?


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Quilt wrote:
BloodSugar00 wrote:
I'm curious what precisely these will entail too. Hopefully, it won't be too long until we find out.



I'll tell you what it they entail.

More money, months after the latest round of definitive re-releases.

Yeah. No one forces you to buy them.
What next?


Wi-fi brain implant directly from the board.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
Quilt wrote:
BloodSugar00 wrote:
I'm curious what precisely these will entail too. Hopefully, it won't be too long until we find out.



I'll tell you what it they entail.

More money, months after the latest round of definitive re-releases.

Yeah. No one forces you to buy them.
What next?


Wi-fi brain implant directly from the board.


With the latest Killing Joke reissue set you get an actual cigar wrapper from a cigar smoked during the sessions for one of their relatively recent albums.

What a treat.
What next? Toenail clippings. Used toilet paper?


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With the latest Killing Joke reissue set you get an actual cigar wrapper from a cigar smoked during the sessions for one of their relatively recent albums.

What a treat.
What next? Toenail clippings. Used toilet paper?


A Pocket fisherman! A new car! Alcohol! And a baby's arm holding an apple!

What do you want from life! :mrgreen:

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I'll but a couple to see how they are, if they release them.

And probably all of them again if they sound fantastic.

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Sterbus wrote:
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree did a wonderful job remixing for 5.1 King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Caravn, Emerson Lake and Palmer, XTC... he also said he would like to do Joe's Garage... I think I'll definitely buy some of those titles... (Yellow Shark, Civilization Phase III...) :)


If Steve Wilson has expressed an interest in remixing JG, or indeed any Zappa album the ZFT should jump on it. That guy is a fucking genius when it comes to carefully remixing. His work on Tull's Aqualung and Thick As A Brick was astonishing. I don't normally go in for re-buying stuff but man, its like my ears can reach a whole new level.


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Agreed!
Steve is "the man" right now!
ZFT should definately check him out.


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Did he remix "In the Land of Grey and Pink" or some other Caravan LP?

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