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ButterflyEffect  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you listen to all the music you want to listen to

bruh I don't even download music anymore unless it comes with a record purchase or comes from bandcamp.

Stream stream stream.

Meriadoc  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm weird and old school. I like some form or feeling of a collection, that I can create and manipulate hard copies of if I like, and will always have access to as long as there's electricity, not internet.

If I'm buying physical media, I like records. If I'm downloading, I'll usually go for FLAC and fill hard drives.

ButterflyEffect  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's how I was until I hit a few hundred GB and then said "this is getting ridiculous" and have kind of left that alone for the time being.

Records and cassette tapes are where it's at for physical copies. Side note: do you hate the Blue Jays as much as I do right now?

Meriadoc  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also, I wish I stopped at a few hundred gigs. There was a point where I had two terabytes of hard drives full of music and movies. Investing in some server space is a always a good idea.

ButterflyEffect  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I really don't want to invest in that right now, don't see much of a reason to unless I were to start downloading FLAC which to be honest I don't really care about quality as long as I can get 320 I'm happy with that digitally, anything "better" is what my record player is for. Plus a lot of what I listen to, as you all know, is lo-fi / grunge-y / garage rock stuff where the recording quality itself isn't very good so. Uphill battle.

Yeah...the O's are, uh, kind of not very good this year. The AL East has been a weird division and it must have been very hard for you to root for the Yankees but I'm proud of you.

Meriadoc  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Realistically, a standard listener can't hear much of a difference above 192 kb/s, but there always some things that make it more obvious. Listening to classical piano I end up noticing things more. I listen with very nice headphones and it will pick up tiny encoding errors that annoy me, but it's also just nice to know that I have pure quality. I'm able to pick everything out, I can manipulate the files if I want and have everything there. And like 90% of the time, it's not important. And yet....

What even more frustrating about the O's is the fact that, by all metrics, we should have been so much better than last year. A resurgent Crush Davis, a full season, much improved Manny Machado, the return of Wieters, Hardy's injuries solved, Caleb Jospeh coming into his own, and a fleet of Duquette style "unrefined diamonds" that, even in a few didn't work out, one would pan out surely and stick well. But it didn't. Wieters sucked, Hardy's still hurt and powerless, Steve Pearce was mostly hurt or bewilderingly benched, and none of our pickups worked. The entirety of our rotation, save Chen, imploded so hard with absolutely no reason. The new hitting coach worked great for a month, and has led to shit since. It's completely inexplicable. And now the fans on our subreddit are calling for Duquette's head as if he's the worst GM ever because he didn't pull another Nelson Cruz and Steve Pearce outta thin air. And now we have to deal with nine (!!!) free agents. Ugh.

The only good news is my boy Kevin Gausman is actually really developing well. He's been solid, filthy, and he's finding that third pitch. This is more amazing given that we haven't developed a good pitcher in... almost thirty years. And that Caleb Joseph's under team control until 2021. Love that guy.

Meriadoc  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hate them so much, but I hate my own team even more right now. Just absolutely fucking abysmal. I found myself rooting for y'all yesterday against Boston just so we don't end up in last.

Here's to a Pirates-Astros Fall Classic! *Downs a shot of antifreeze.

Kafke  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can't stream the shit I listen to. And gotta have that high-quality anyway.

Meriadoc  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's another issue I run into. "What the fuck do you mean Spotify doesn't have Gregg Kowalsky's newest work??"

And I feel I'm wasting my time and money streaming music through an AMP/DAC and high end headphones.

EDIT: HA! In my haste to prove a point, I didn't actually check Gregg specifically, but decided to for the fuck of it afterward. Spotify does, in fact, have a fair amount of his work. Hilarious.

Kafke  ·  3020 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do they have Mamyukka or -LostFairy- yet? Probably not. Because fuck Japanese music, right?

But yea, every time I find an artist I like it takes forever to figure out where to listen to them. Shit seriously needs to be more streamlined. I hate that the music industry is so technophobic.