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RE: Linn's take on MQA, "rentier capitalism".

I think the problem is even worse than that.... Digitization has corrupted music as we once knew it, and such rehashing of "technology" only convolutes it further.....

People ask me why I still listen to "old fashioned CDs".... My answer is that although it's digitized, it's usually first-generation digitization. At a resolution not too high to fatigue the listener, nor too low to lose too much between the bits....

Another thing is that engineers don't realize that newfangled "technologies" further corrupt the music. It's as if they stopped listening and just believe the sales pitches associated with them. I mean, I'm hearing too many remastered recordings with garbled highs, strange artifacts, and Auto-Tune. (I then point out what I think is obvious, and people then get upset. It's like being upset over someone pointing out the Emperor is wearing no clothes.)

These new "technologies" make the music sound "different", but almost never better. (I think too many of us hear "different", and presume it's "better".) Each copy that goes further from the original session just loses more of the music.

I agree with the Linn article in most part.

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