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When to Buy Physical or Digital Music

In a previous post commenting on the merit of owning either physical or digital forms for your music, I left it up to you to decide. But what if you wanted a physical and the best resolution/format? In terms of movie and video games, it is usually very easy: you buy them and have a nice ‘trophy’ to place on your shelf or monument of geekdom. But for music, that [ . . . ]

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Small Hi-Res Audio Company, Great Customer Service

Hi-Res Portable Player on a Budget? Back in November 2015, I was in the market to buy a Hi-Res audio player. But I did not want to spend over $200.00 just for another device I would have to carry around and worry about damage or theft. I wanted something that was both affordable, easily transportable, and able to play Hi-Res audio. My options were either: get a cheap mp3 player [ . . . ]

How to Convert SACD ISO to PCM FLAC For Free

SACDs, remember them? Well if you didn’t, you actually did not miss much. It was a format that was supposed to surpass CD’s, but due to various factors, it did not succeed. There are still some various places that still produce SACDs, even with only one plant in the entire world manufacturing the discs. But nowadays, CDs and back to Vinyl is way more popular to make (and for some [ . . . ]

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How To Convert PCM to DSD For Free

As a premium music collector, you might have many different audio formats in your collection: FLAC, WAV, DSF, DFF, ALAC, AIFF, and maybe even lossy AAC and MP3 (shudder). You might want to convert some of your files, either for certain devices with restrictions, or want to see if converting might make your music sound “better”. Maybe converting your PCM (WAV, FLAC, etc) music to DSD might improve it, or [ . . . ]

YMLTA: QUADRA Single Collection 95​-​07

On this month’s You May Like This Album, I present the Quadra Complete Selection 95-07 / Single Collection (2016 Remaster), a pure electronic instrumental and techno album from QUADRA, also known as Hiroshi Watanabe. Hiroshi Watanabe, a prolific DJ, remixer, composer, and overall awesome musician, has had many aliases you probably have recognized in video game and anime: QUADRA, NITE SYSTEM, DJ FX, Crunky Boy, DJ Mazinger, DEEP EMOTION, DJ [ . . . ]

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A Marriage of Vinyl & Digital?

While more of the general public prefer streaming and not “owning their music” there are those of us that want to collect music (like on vinyl)! I know it gets me excited when I purchase a new album, don’t you? Let’s look at one company who, despite many industry reports of music sales going down, have proved that they can make money from selling music (the way fans want it): [ . . . ]

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YMLTA: Tales of Orchestra Concert Album

Video game melodies performed by a professional orchestra? Yes, they do exist, and it is as grand as you think. Ahh to hear more video game melodies done in the classiest way: with a full orchestra! Grand and beautiful, and with nostalgia to boot! And for this article on You May Like This Album I present: Tales of Orchestra Concert Album: Orchestra Music from Video Games? Many video game music [ . . . ]

Best Free Music Player for Windows and MAC

Your vast collection of music, whether you bought physical CDs or Digital Downloads (heck even ripped from Vinyl) is now sitting across your hard drives in your computer. You want to play them back, but depending on the source resolution, built-in standard music players like iTunes or Windows Media Player might not cut it. Instead of playing your different format files (WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSF, DFF, WV, APE, MP3, [ . . . ]

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Why Is Ripping Blu-Ray Audio So Friggin’ Hard?

For those who like having a collection of their music all in your computer, ready for play on either your portable player or home theater setup, ripping your collection of CDs is fairly easy. Just pop it in to your CD drive, choose a ripping program (like Exact Audio Copy, and voila! you have your music ripped perfectly (into FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, or in another lossless format). This is [ . . . ]

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Joys of Explaining Hi-Res Audio

Sorry for the slight late post, as this weekend I was my cousin’s graduation from pharmacy school, where I ventured down to Loma Linda, California to attend the graduation ceremony. Many have asked on what I am working in lately, and I tried explaining what it is I do, which took some effort. The majority of my family work in the medical field and have not even heard of Hi-Res [ . . . ]

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A Case For Hi-Res Audio

I have mp3s, ever since the days of Napster, and when I was learning about computers in high-school (currently am 31 as of this writing). I listen extensively to my songs, and still do when I am auditioning from a countless list of anime, video game, vocaloid, pop, rock, classical, the list goes on and on. Mp3’s, aac, ogg, and other lossy music are small, quick to download, and easy [ . . . ]