Bill Nelson wrote:
Sandy Pearlman: I have big issues with digital. Oh, my goodness...yes, yes and YES again...so true, so tragically true. Those who don't understand the above or have the care, (or the ear,) to hear, are, to my mind, a major part of the problem.
I agree with Sandy Pearlman particularly about MP3. I don't think people have the technical back ground to understand how much is lost through MP3 encoding/decoding.
Bill, with respect, most people don't have the musical or technical background, or the trained ear, to hear the difference. (I suppose I could go biblical at this point and paraphrase "those with eyes to see").
I'm sure they love their choices of music just as much despite this.
I personally don't see them as the problem; I see and industry that has mass marketed immediacy and bulk delivery over style and substance as the problem.
The internet, as a function of the digital revolution, has given everyone access to everything all the time and, as with the rise of pay tv, those who supply are running out of content.
I'm sure people genuinely want to engage with the music of their choice but all of us can't be great artists, great musicians or seriously competent audio engineers who get all the finer details and know how much is lost through encoding/decoding (particularly MP3).