Reqq Gaia Media

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 [ . . . ]

Gaia and the Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio: An Affordable Sound Upgrade

I mentioned on a previous post about buying a Chromecast Audio unit. Well, after a couple of weeks testing at my living room at my new apartment, I am quite enjoying my hi-res streaming on my system! And it took only $35.00 USD to do it. Small, easy to hide, and only needs to get plugged in a power jack and an audio jack, you can easy stream your music [ . . . ]

Gaia Argie Vinyl USB

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): [ . . . ]

Reqq and Argy trying to Rip Blu_rays

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 [ . . . ]

HD Vinyl Gaia

Something Better Than CD or Vinyl Please!

A couple of weeks ago, there was a news article about an HD Vinyl patent, which is supposed to be a better Vinyl for music collectors. Honestly, this is not the direction physical audio media should be going! I am not a fan of vinyl, old or new, in any matter. They are big and clunky, hard to maintain, and very limited on how much music they can hold. I [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

8bit Music Power Gaia Annoyed

Don’t Limit How Your Album is Released!

In October 2015, there was an announcement of a new Famicom/NES cartridge album coming out, called 8bit Music Power. A new NES game, in 2015? Well it is not a game, but rather an album of chiptune songs. The album is apparently going to be release only for the Famicom system (not compatible with a NES, but they might make an NES version of demand is high enough), so if [ . . . ]

Digital or Physical!? Weight is a Consideration

Digital or Physical Media?

Ahh, it has been officially one week since I moved in to my new apartment, and of course there is the problem of unpacking. I also started my new job this week, so my time to unpack has been rather slim. I noticed that many of my items that I packed were Audio CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and Video Games (PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PSVita, Wii, DS, and others) outside [ . . . ]