Friday, April 27, 2007

Wayback into Sound

The coming record revolution: digital discs (Nov, 1981)


[via modernmechanix.com]

Do you remember the launch of the compact disc, which was 20 years after the cassette? Digital audio has emerged because of its usefulness in the recording, manipulation, mass-production and distribution of sound. Modern distribution of music across the internet through on-line stores has seriously cut into the sale of CDs. How long before the compact disc becomes obsolete? Your comments are appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. its interesting how perception works - i remember when CDs came out, lots of people sold their vinyl record collections & later regretted it... One of the biggest selling points was no noise floor but now when I listen to records I actually enjoy that noise floor... For anyone who went through the record -> CD transition, this whole MP3 transition is deja vu!

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