FLAC files I'm done with them

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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,903
    I hear yeah on being done with Ripping storing managing etc. I got very tired of all the work myself.
    I got so much music it isn't even funny. I don't even listen to most of it.

    I gotta comment on a few things about High Rez CD quality mastering Vinyl etc.
    First off no matter what the master needs to be of high quality or it doesn't matter how you play it back. If you got a crap Master then you have a crap sounding media.
    I don't care if it's streaming, High Rez or a CD it will sound awful. High Rez doesn't mean better sound quality what it does mean is you have more room for higher data rates of high quality music. If the master was originally 16 44.1 then putting into 24/96 or 24/192 will not make it sound any better. You just have more room to work with.
    Now if you have a 24/96 master and then replay it back at 24/96 well then you get to hear what is without anything missing. If you down convert it to 16/44.1 then you lose info.
    I know most people know all that but I'm sure a few people don't understand how high rez works. Years and year ago I was trained by Puremusic which is a Apple based high rez player that allows you to use a Mac and iTunes then and manage all you music in one place. It was a ad on to iTunes and allowed high rez files to play. There was some work involved but not much. The dude who designed that software is like a Emit Brown from back to the Future LOL or Bob Carver type dude. Very disconnected but very connected to what he does.
    He had a high rez workshop at Audiolab where I use to work years ago and I had to take over for him and teach the class with more down to earth language. He had everyone glazed over even people who are way into our hobby.

    Anyway don't worry so much about how you play back your music over the quality of the music you have. Cd's can sound amazing and so can Vinyl and high rez but only if the master is a good cut.
    I really hate the music industry most of the time not just using the best quality delivery system and allow all music to live there. There is no reason for lower quality files as storage space is cheap now. You don't need to worry about that we walk around with 512g storage in our pockets on our cell phones or more.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,414
    edited December 2019
    I want to add network storage for our home 'putes... but I am chicken.

    Good thing I'm not pigeon, though, I suppose.

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  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,644
    @mantis and @jdjohn said everything I would have said on the subject.

    My fav thing of the moment is simply using my iMac as a jukebox on
    random w/ a cheapo USB cable into a DAC. I'm not even using
    bit perfect. Sounds plenty good to me and adding and backing up is a no brainer.
    Get to hear a lot of "my" music I wouldn't listen to otherwise.

    I haven't gone full @tophatjohnny yet and don't have to at the moment...
  • SIHAB wrote: »
    @mantis and @jdjohn said everything I would have said on the subject.

    My fav thing of the moment is simply using my iMac as a jukebox on
    random w/ a cheapo USB cable into a DAC. I'm not even using
    bit perfect. Sounds plenty good to me and adding and backing up is a no brainer.
    Get to hear a lot of "my" music I wouldn't listen to otherwise.

    I haven't gone full @tophatjohnny yet and don't have to at the moment...

    C'mon with it bro! 😂 my collection is so slamming Right now (& it's growing all the time) and yes it takes a lotta work time and money to do it right. If it wasn't fun for me I wouldn't do it. One thing for sure in my camp..no need or desire for any streaming service and doubt I ever will. ...I have sampled all available out there and close doesn't work for me😃🎩
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,046
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @gudnoyez I have all that he released when he was still alive but like you said the postmortem stuff never stops coming. I did find out that I don't have the first postmortem release Civilization Phaze III.

    https://store.zappa.com/the-hot-rats-sessions-box-set-preorder.html
    Here is the latest let me know when you get it. You can spend big bucks staying on the Zappa Post mortem train Big Bucks, lots of dollars, mucho dinero.

    Yeah too much for me, that one will have to wait but thanks for the heads up I will add it to my list.
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  • afterburnt wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @gudnoyez I have all that he released when he was still alive but like you said the postmortem stuff never stops coming. I did find out that I don't have the first postmortem release Civilization Phaze III.

    https://store.zappa.com/the-hot-rats-sessions-box-set-preorder.html
    Here is the latest let me know when you get it. You can spend big bucks staying on the Zappa Post mortem train Big Bucks, lots of dollars, mucho dinero.

    Yeah too much for me, that one will have to wait but thanks for the heads up I will add it to my list.

    I have or have had many single release CDs costing more than twice of that box set so it seems to me like a great value for someone that's way into Zappa. I haven't counted my FZ stuff but pretty sure it's more than 50 albums strong ...he is or was sure a trip. Like a 🐧 in bondage boy...oh yeah oh yeah oh......and never did box my doggie! How bout U??
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
    *****************************
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,046
    afterburnt wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    @gudnoyez I have all that he released when he was still alive but like you said the postmortem stuff never stops coming. I did find out that I don't have the first postmortem release Civilization Phaze III.

    https://store.zappa.com/the-hot-rats-sessions-box-set-preorder.html
    Here is the latest let me know when you get it. You can spend big bucks staying on the Zappa Post mortem train Big Bucks, lots of dollars, mucho dinero.

    Yeah too much for me, that one will have to wait but thanks for the heads up I will add it to my list.

    I have or have had many single release CDs costing more than twice of that box set so it seems to me like a great value for someone that's way into Zappa. I haven't counted my FZ stuff but pretty sure it's more than 50 albums strong ...he is or was sure a trip. Like a 🐧 in bondage boy...oh yeah oh yeah oh......and never did box my doggie! How bout U??

    I am working my way up the chain of Posthumus stuff usually 20 bucks for two CD sets. I got a ways to go to get to that one but it does sound like a good one.
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  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 406
    Hermitism wrote: »
    I don't mean to hijack this thread, but it's sort of related. This is to all the people that rip their own music to flac. Do you guys use a cd-rom cleaner (disc with brush)? I've read conflicting reports about this. some say the brush is putting faint scratches on the lens, some say you periodically need to clean the lens to remove dust, and some say the only way to do it properly is to take it apart and blow it out with air.

    There should be no reason to use a lens cleaner (disc or otherwise); any problems you have are probably the result of some other issue. Ripping software (like EAC) will tell you if there are errors in your "rip". I have created thousands of FLAC files from a "cheap" CD burner; spend your $ on the playback equipment!

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  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,591
    edited December 2019
    I agree on the no lens cleaning thing. But, a high quality disc drive can help a lot with the CD ripping process. I got an Asus Blu Ray drive and an external USB 3.0 enclosure a while back primarily for Blu Ray ripping but it sped up my CD rips by about 30 percent too. That’s compared to the six year old Blu Ray drive that came built into a PC. Errors have never been a problem with the old built in drive, but speed was with full error detection turned on. This one...

    https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Computer-International-Blu-Ray-BW-16D1HT/dp/B00DWFPDJI

    And I have around 20 recent cd purchases to add to the collection on the network. The process does not end!
    1. Polk LSiM707, 704C, 703; Dual SVS SB2000 subwoofers; Marantz SR7011 receiver; Parasound A23 amp; Oppo 205; Sony 65" 4K TV; FIOS; PS Audio Power Plant Premier; MIT S2 cables
    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Sonic Frontiers Line 3 Preamp; Classe Model 25 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio Power Director; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Parasound JC2BP and A21; Sony 48" 4K TV; Wyred4Sound DAC 2; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
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