Listening to music
Here's something I've been thinking about recently: what sound quality should we be shooting for when recording?
There's a question associated with this: how do you most often listen to music? On the computer? In your car? On your home stereo? On your mp3 player? I'd really like to hear from everyone.
"what sound quality should we be shooting for when recording?"
The best you can.
FWIW: I listen to my music mostly on my computer, attached to a set of behringer monitors. For the rest on my MP3 player.
I listen to music on my PC. I have all my CD's loaded on my hard drive and I listen to a lot of mp3 files from people on the net ( like you and Arjen :D ) I have a M-Audio firewire sound card hooked up to a stereo receiver.
As far as sound quality I record at 16 bits(CD quality) I could record at a higher resolution but I'm just going to share my recordings over the net on mp3 files so whats the point I got the firewire card because it almost eliminates clipping when recording :D--the dog
Here's something to muse over - the Gorillaz' single "Feel Good Inc." sold something like 450 thousand 'hard' copies and 1.75 million in downloads - plus half a million of that was ringtones! Stuff you hear about 10 seconds of, on a wimpy cellphone speaker, before you answer the phone. The mp3 format isn't all that hot either, as far as sound quality goes...
I really would like some more opinions on this. Any audiophiles out there? I'd like to hear from you!
I liked "Feel Good INC" and I could see downloading it to a mp3 player( I don't have one yet) But who in their right mind would pay $1 for a ring tone I just don't understand it :? --the dog