Answer for 'Stormy' June 28, 2007
Written by caruso
The offending files in question are FLAC files. If they were cheap MP3ís (which I avoid like the plague) I would expect cheap quality. I certainly would not have bought them. If that was my only choice to hear this work I would have walked on by. Since this work is not released on a replicated cd, I had no choice to buy the FLAC files. Could it be that I paid for FLAC files and were given MP3ís?
The files have no crossfades at all. They simply end before they should end and start after they should start. They donít even have fade ins and fade outs. Very annoying to listen to and honestly have ruined the continuity of an otherwise blissful experience for me and turned it into a dismal waste of time. Iím sure RF & BE do not approve of this either or at least I hope not.
As far as only the MP3ís being designed to cut off and not the FLAC files, well I donít know about that one. With some finely tuned editing in software, you could have nailed the end points and start points with some patience and skill. After, you could have done your file conversions to both MP3ís and then FLAC files from the same master files only thing being different is the compression level and sonic quality. As far as the piece being intended as one whole continuous piece, why didnít you think someone would not WANT to hear that one continuous piece as it was intended? A FLAC or any file for that matter can be any length indeed. You could have offered the work as one continuous piece as well. Other artists do all the time. We are not talking about pop music here. This is experimental. Please experiment.
Sorry if this seems to be a sore point. Being an audiophile, I demand quality in everything I listen to or work on myself. I would have checked the work before publishing it and putting it out for sale. I wait for the day when I can buy this master work on a real cd, hopefully as one continuous piece of music. Iím sure people will buy them. Not everyone walks around glued to an iPod.
DEAR CARUSO, I have just downloaded the flac files, and deflaced, and they seem to play fine in my I- tunes player. Are you sure you have the tracks in the right order, they can sometimes be filed in reverse in your playlist, this would cause abrupt beginings and ends? Best Stormy
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