Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread Michael Herger
Am 16.12.17 um 06:07 schrieb pablolie: mherger wrote: . Which is still less than the 0.00012 cents they'd get from Spotify. l .00012 cents * a billion is still worth more than $1 of a CD no one buys anymore. Exactly. Your quote is lacking a bit of context: I was saying that while

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread pablolie
mherger wrote: > >>. Which is > still less than the 0.00012 cents they'd get from Spotify. > l .00012 cents * a billion is still worth more than $1 of a CD no one buys anymore. Artists make their adult business decisions. I'll respect that and shall support them through several channels. But

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread Michael Herger
Second the motion for Bandcamp. It is a wonderful source for excellent music from a lot of artists otherwise ignored by the big labels. Yes I have discovered a fair bit of music there and it gives the artists a much bigger cut of the sales than Spotify I think But keep in mind that you're

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
Progress of sorts ... podcasts have suddenly started working! Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE One Flow internet radio: PURE Jongo S3x ; Jongo T2; Libratone

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread SlimChances
mlsstl wrote: > Second the motion for Bandcamp. It is a wonderful source for excellent > music from a lot of artists otherwise ignored by the big labels. Yes I have discovered a fair bit of music there and it gives the artists a much bigger cut of the sales than Spotify I think Logitech

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread mlsstl
Second the motion for Bandcamp. It is a wonderful source for excellent music from a lot of artists otherwise ignored by the big labels. mlsstl's Profile: http://forums.slimdevices.com/member.php?userid=9598 View this

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread bakker_be
garym wrote: > I think Roon does its own RG scanning as well. There is a setting > somewhere to tell it to use the RG tags instead of its own calculation. Scanning indeed, but you have to manually activate the actual use of those values :rolleyes: Main System: Touch; Marantz SR-5004 + TMA

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread garym
bakker_be wrote: > Thanks, that solves part of the Loudness jump :p I hadn't really thought > it would be a user defined setting, with volume levelling being > implemented by default across all streaming services, so I hadn't even > looked for it. I now set it to the 'AES-reccommended' >

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
slartibartfast wrote: > Works for me but I'm in the UK. I suppose you can say "Ask tunein to > play ..." but it does seem odd to be offered a skill that doesn't > work in your location. > > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk Hmm ... alexa online support said it was a known problem. All

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread slartibartfast
castalla wrote: > There are only a few reviews - about 50/50 works/crap. I just hate the > way it is the default AND that it can't be disabled!Works for me but I'm in > the UK. I suppose you can say "Ask tunein to play ..." but it does seem odd to be offered a skill that doesn't work in

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread castalla
There are only a few reviews - about 50/50 works/crap. I just hate the way it is the default AND that it can't be disabled! Touch, Logitech Radio, Logitech UE Radio, O2 Joggler + SqpOS UPnPBridge - 2 paired Sonos Play1 speakers; Rocki - Sony SRS-BTM8 speaker; Pioneer WX-SMA1 speaker; - PURE

Re: [slim] BBC radio streams - anybody using alexa Echo to access ?

2017-12-15 Thread bpa
I feel there is some geo-ip or some other checking going on or I have some weird setting somewhere. When I access the above review on BBC skill - I can see it for a while and then Alexa web site drops back to login ! >From user comments - they say audio quality is better than BBC via Tune-in

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread bakker_be
slartibartfast wrote: > This is probably a stupid question but have you enabled Replaygain in > Roon? Apparently default is off. > > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk Thanks, that solves part of the Loudness jump :p I hadn't really thought it would be a user defined setting, with volume

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread bakker_be
pablolie wrote: > ... > > What I find refreshing about this thread is people seem to be focusing > on the music, rather than the sound quality. :-) It's rare. :-D > > PS: My favs I still tend to buy on CD. I think that qualifies us as '\"Music-First Audiophiles\"'

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread slartibartfast
bakker_be wrote: > I have no idea actually, all my tracks are painstakingly tagged with > Replaygain info, according to the R128 EBU norm, which Roon also uses, > so logically it shouldn't, especially since Roon mixes local and cloud > tracks without perceived differences. My LMS volume

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread bakker_be
slartibartfast wrote: > Is that volume difference related to Replaygain? > > Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk I have no idea actually, all my tracks are painstakingly tagged with Replaygain info, according to the R128 EBU norm, which Roon also uses, so logically it shouldn't, especially

Re: [slim] The Automation of Selling Out

2017-12-15 Thread pablolie
If carrying some horrible music counts against Spotify, then it should also equally count against any large shop selling CDs. Crappy music is the norm in the music industry these days. Autotune is the real talent. Ugh. I focus on the positive: I can find a lot of stuff I like (Jazz, Classical,

Re: [slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread slartibartfast
bakker_be wrote: > Thanks to John Darko > (http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2017/12/dars-holiday-gift-guide-2017/) > I've started a 60-days free trial of Roon, and even taken the plunge to > let it temporarily take control over my various squeeze-instances. I > last tried this in the early

[slim] Roon: 60 days free + first findings

2017-12-15 Thread bakker_be
Thanks to John Darko (http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2017/12/dars-holiday-gift-guide-2017/) I've started a 60-days free trial of Roon, and even taken the plunge to let it temporarily take control over my various squeeze-instances. I last tried this in the early stages, and without having