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CD & LP in a stellar deluxe art package. Furthering the resurgence of Blacktape’s classic darkwave, ethereal, ambient sound. -- expected to ship to backers in August, if all goes on schedule.
CD & LP in a stellar deluxe art package. Furthering the resurgence of Blacktape’s classic darkwave, ethereal, ambient sound. -- expected to ship to backers in August, if all goes on schedule.
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    1. Scott on

      RE: mono-compatibility... Hard stereo panning becomes problematic with a single speaker, for example. It's most often noticeable in electronic music.

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      Kervin Brungardt on

      Sam. Scott. Well, mono compatible counts in FM fringe reception where your receiver can't grab the stereo pilot signal any more and AM. Overall, for this album, that may impact 59-3/4 people. :) It had not occurred to me that a smart phone speaker is or may be mono.

    3. Sam Rosenthal 10-time creator on

      Scott, I have never considered that I need to make a mono-mix. It's coming out of a phone speaker, could you even tell the difference? :)

    4. Scott on

      Do you also need to make a mono-compatible mix or does the underground music scene not worry about it? Bands may not expect to be broadcast but many people stream (from Bandcamp, for example) using a single speaker in their phone.

    5. Sam Rosenthal 10-time creator on

      This digital file is encoded in 24 bits and sampled at 96kHz. https://www.head-fi.org/threads/what-does-24-96-mean.626936/ That is for the LP master. What we send into itunes, bandcamp, etc is 16/44. Bandcamp allows you to get the file as an MP3, Flac, or Apple Lossless format.

    6. Sam Rosenthal 10-time creator on

      From: https://www.justmastering.com/article-ddpfileformat.php --- DDP stands for "Disc Description Protocol", a proprietary format developed by DCA, Inc. DDP files are used when sending music to a CD manufacturer (also used for DVD formats). DDP files allow you to set all of the parameters for the CD such as the exact gap between each song, the cross fades and other information.

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      Kervin Brungardt on

      Oh, also -- "DDP master" -- the format actually burned on to standard CDs?

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      Kervin Brungardt on

      OK. Technical questions. "24/96 file". Is that sampling rate, as in >24 kHz per channel & < 96 kHz total .. variable per a magic digital standard? Also, the *.wav files -- I presume they end up as *.mp3 or *.mp4 files on line after going through the compression routine? Inquiring minds want to know ...

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      Patrick Lynch on

      It will be worth the wait to have it sound even better.

    10. Grace on

      A little extra time for it to sound as good as possible is totally okay with me! :D