Gaia and Cds from Diverse System

Respect for Diverse System

On a previous post, I mentioned about self-hosting sites for musicians and artists, and there is one in particular one that comes to mind, especially if you are into Japanese Doujin (fanmade) music. For those who keep up with those groups you might have heard of a circle called Diverse System. Active since around 2000, they have released a myriad of albums, featuring original works as well as remixes from [ . . . ]

Gaia Fixing AnimeHdAudioList

Major AnimeHDAudio Update

In a previous article where I lamented on region-lock, I have just done something to change that. Over the past few days, I have made a major change at the other site, AnimeHDAudioList.info. I found a way to buy albums that had the “Japan-Only” tags to them. This update is such a relief to myself and possibly the lurkers that wanted those albums but had no easy way to purchase [ . . . ]

Massdrop Deals

Featured Store: Massdrop

There has been a site that has been getting some internet attention lately, and that site is Massdrop. Massdrop is a place where you are able to buy computer and other electronic items for cheaper than the price you were to pay for new. It works based on if there are more people willing to buy the product, the price goes down, essentially knocking the price to a bulk rate [ . . . ]

Gaia Lamenting HiResAudio.jp

One Hi-Res Store Bites The Dust

Over the week, one of the Japanese Hi-Res stores I rarely frequent, Highresaudio.jp, had a new notice that popped up: They would no longer be selling Hi-Res files starting July 1st, although anyone who purchased before that date can still download their files. What does this mean? Are they going out of business, or are they only going to sell mp3s? Is there any other information as to why they [ . . . ]

Gaia Can't Buy Albums

The Dread of Region-Lock

Ahh, as many of you have seen on my other site, AnimeHDAudioList.info, as well as on the old version of ASoundUpgrade.com, there has been many albums given the tag you don’t want to see: JAPAN-ONLY. Unless you have a Japanese credit card, have a friend willing to buy for you, or found a way to circumvent that, you and I are not likely to be able to purchase those albums [ . . . ]