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  1. aussievintage

    Catman's Analog Musings

    That's all kinds of mixed up. It is NOT a simple circuit internally as you say, and that's the problem with opamps. You were talking, only the other day, about the great sound from truly simple circuits using discrete devices. Opamps are a quick and dirty way to get something working, but, especially for phono preamps which are your special interest, a well designed discrete circuit is so much better - I better say, IMO. Conversely, if you design them badly, you're probably better off with opamps
  2. aussievintage

    Catman's Analog Musings

    Bass boost? Like in tone controls? Seriously, I don't find the OM10 I have to be light in bass. It's not a Super, just the old OM10, but still.
  3. aussievintage

    Raspberry Pi + Hifiberry DAC+!!!!!

    Has it caught up with Volumio do you think?
  4. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    But it IS where one of the justifications for it falls down. Last night, on Spotify actually, I wanted to listen to some Manhattan Transfer albums I had just been reading about in their history on Wikipedia. Some of them did not seem to be available. So I was not able to "explore new music" freely. (also annoyingly the search brought of heaps of Karaoke albums with something by MT on them)
  5. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    Actually it's an issue I don't think has been specifically mentioned. Despite the claimed size of the catalogue, they (Spotify and Tidal) are still missing stuff, maybe especially new releases, which works against one the of few uses I have for them. Not that any service has them all, and this is a huge problem for the movie streaming area especially.
  6. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    So, how does this all wash out? Seems like I might as well listen to the free streaming radio stations on IceCast (for example) for background music, and a free Spotify account to sample new artists. Then go out and spend my money on the high-quality stuff I really like, as that is as likely as any method of those artists getting anything. Hmmm, no use for Tidal in that scenario...
  7. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    I think you'll find it is less haphazard than that. Back when I played in cover bands at pubs, they brought in a rule that the venue had to pay for the songs we 'covered'. They apportioned payments according to surveys of what was really being played at the venues. So not nearly accurate but also not blind either.
  8. aussievintage

    Catman's Analog Musings

    You only just noticed that?
  9. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    You wouldn't be saying that if you were the artist. I know, I've been there.
  10. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    Isn't there a law that says you have to pay royalties? So, he might get away by paying them some other way, but even then the law probably names the responsible body for collecting them, but one way or another, I think he is breaking the law by not paying at all.
  11. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    As per the flow chart?
  12. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    Oh I know. I was going to start a small business years ago - just a workshop building electronics, and believe it or not, there was paperwork to cover music being played in the workplace and the required payments.
  13. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    So, I got to wondering about all those internet radio streaming stations. Seems there is a mechanism for collecting what is due. http://backboneradio.com/internet-radio-royalty-flows/ https://www.quora.com/Do-Internet-radio-stations-pay-royalties although it may be imperfect. Does this make it OK?
  14. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    There's a couple of issues getting mixed up here, but the OP was asking will Tidal survive. I find I can discuss that issue separately from whether it should survive given that it isn't paying appropriately to the artists etc.
  15. aussievintage

    Will Tidal Continue

    I wasn't commenting on whether what they do is moral, royalties wise, - just that whatever they are doing, they can do it a lot cheaper.
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