Not directly related to Hip-Hop, but nonetheless a concern to all producers concerned with sound quality. We all know that hypercompression is the current trend in mastering and that lossy codecs such as mp3 are inferior, but has it gotten out of control? Neil Young, Trent Reznor, John Mellencamp, and T Bone Burnett are uniting to utilize superior audio formats such as DVD and Blu Ray. Personally I’m all for the format and would support it, but does anyone besides self proclaimed audiofiles and audio professionals care? And most importantly, with music being such a disposable product, will people endure the inconvenience and increased pocket dent to attain the higher quality recording? What do you all think?
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