The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #153894 Message #3607960
Posted By: GUEST
07-Mar-14 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
Subject: RE: Tech: Are CDs becoming obsolete?
At a gig recently, someone who was buying our latest CD said he preferred the CD as the donwload wouldnt be as good a quality. I nodded agreement, (we make £3.85 from a CD, and £1.20 from a download on Amazon, £1.35 from iTunes.)
Didn't have the heart to tell him the master wasn't any higher than the 192 on the download anyway, as a test copy had been sent to the publishers by mistake and by then, it was too late....
Nobody has commented about the quality one way or the other, and the two live tracks had to be extensively remastered anyway to get them to any type of quality. I actually think it is OK and it is only knowlwdge that a higher quality master exists spoils my listening of it. (On the way to gigs mainly, to remember the words of songs!)