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Recording Artists Pushing For New Audio Standards

May 28, 2008

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Not directly related to Hip-Hop, but nonetheless a concern to all producers concerned with sound quality.  We all know that hypercompression is the current trend in mastering and that lossy codecs such as mp3 are inferior, but has it gotten out of control?  Neil Young, Trent Reznor, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett are uniting to utilize superior audio formats such as DVD and Blu Ray.  Personally I’m all for the format and would support it, but does anyone besides self proclaimed audiofiles and audio professionals care?  And most importantly, with music being such a disposable product, will people endure the inconvenience and increased pocket dent to attain the higher quality recording?  What do you all think?

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clas6 May 28, 2008 at 8:10 pm

I doubt the general public cares about superior quality or even know what ‘quality’ is. If kids in High School, well, anyone for that matter, aren’t taught about sound theory and all they know is mp3, then any new quality format won’t do any good–especially when you rip a CD on your computer and convert it to put on your mp3 player.

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