audio disc


On this day in music history: March 2, 1983 - The Compact Disc makes its debut in the US. Research and development of the technology begins in 1974 when engineers from Philips Electronics of The Netherlands begin developing an optical audio disc designed to have superior audio quality and durability to the vinyl record. Two years later in 1976, Sony Electronics of Japan create their own prototype digital audio disc, with a 16 bit sampling rate of 44,056 hz per second. Philips and Sony Electronics begin working together in 1979 to design a new digital audio disc in a joint venture. The discs are five inches in diameter, are made of polycarbonite plastic and aluminum, and are etched with a binary code that when read by a laser turns the information back into an analog signal. The discs maintain the 16 bit sampling rate increased to 44,100 hz with a maximum running time of seventy four minutes. The first titles released by Polygram and CBS are a combination of classical and pop music titles. The format revolutionizes the music industry, surpassing sales of vinyl records and cassettes by 1985.

Grateful Dead
June 23, 1976
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA

Download: FLAC/MP3
Recording Info:
Unknown Mics -> Master Cassette -> Apogee Ensemble -> Peak -> AIFF

This is a tagged version of shnid: 95321

Transfer Info:
AIFF -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
October 15, 2008

Patch Info:
Sony ECM-33P -> Master Cassette -> SHN (shnid=15534) supplies:
Yellow Dog Story (0:00 – 6:29)
High Time (5:46 – end of track)
Looks Like Rain (complete track)
Samson And Delilah (0:00 – 0:04)
Saint Stephen (4:56 – 5:29)

— All disc changes are seamless
— Show was recorded with mics placed at soundboard
— Patch source was also remastered

–Set 1–
101-d1t01 – Yellow Dog Story
102-d1t02 – The Music Never Stopped
103-d1t03 – Sugaree
104-d1t04 – Mama Tried
105-d1t05 – Row Jimmy
106-d1t06 – Big River
107-d1t07 – High Time
108-d1t08 – Looks Like Rain
109-d1t09 – Brown Eyed Women
110-d2t01 – Lazy Lightnin’ ->
111-d2t02 – Supplication
112-d2t03 – Friend of the Devil
113-d2t04 – The Promised Land

–Set 2–
201-d2t05 – Samson & Delilah
202-d2t06 – Might As Well
203-d2t07 – Let It Grow ->
204-d2t08 – Cosmic Charlie
205-d3t01 – Saint Stephen ->
206-d3t02 – Not Fade Away ->
207-d3t03 – Saint Stephen
208-d3t04 – Dancing in the Street ->
209-d3t05 – The Wheel ->
210-d3t06 – Johnny B. Goode

We see your inquisitive faces, Spock and Kirk! Don’t worry. We are not ripping your copyright-protected materials.

In the NPR RAD Audio Disc Reformatting Lab, audio archivists rip only NPR content. We’re working with a total of 92,000 hours of discs. (One disc=one hour of audio.) Of those, 24,000 hours exist in a disc-only format, and the other 68,000 hours of audio was transferred from open-reel tape to disc.

May this audio live long and prosper!

Jerry Garcia Band
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

This is a flac encoded & tagged version of shnid: 22087

Recording Info:
(FOB) Nakamichi 700/CP701 -> Dat

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony D8) -> CD (Tascam CDRW700) -> EAC -> SHN
(2 Discs Audio / 1 Disc SHN)

Recorded By Bill Reutelhuber
All Transfers By Charlie Miller
July 2001

Due to tracking problems on the Dat, I was unable to use the last 2 songs of the first set.
I will have them at somepoint, just not now.

Set 1:
d1t01 – Cats Under The Stars
d1t02 – Stop That Train
d1t03 – That’s What Love Will Make You Do
d1t04 – Lay Down Sally
d1t05 – Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
MISSING Throw Out The Life Line
MISSING Let’s Spend The Night Together

Set 2:
d2t01 – The Way You Do The Things You Do
d2t02 – You Never Can Tell
d2t03 – Tears Of Rage
d2t04 – Tore Up Over You
d2t05 – Waiting For A Miracle
d2t06 – Struggling Man
d2t07 – Tangled Up In Blue

Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals
John Kahn – bass
Melvin Seals – keyboards
David Kemper – drums
Jaclyn LaBranch – backing vocals
Gloria Jones – backing vocals

Tagged by the fabulous @coupdefoudrey

Playlist snooping: set your entire music library to shuffle and then report the first 10 tracks that pop up! Then tag 10 additional victims.

You are all about to see my terrible tastes in music.

1. “Love Is” by Kenny Loggins from the album “Return to Pooh Corner”
2. Uhh…. “Disc 2-51″ from Todd McCaffrey’s “Dragongirl” audio book, Disc 2
3. “Love on the Rocks” by Sara Bareillies from the album “Careful Conferssions”
4. “Well, Git It!” the Tommy Dorsey version from “The Swing Era - The Music of 1941-1942 (LP2)”
5. “Verbum Caro” by Mediaeval Baebes from the album “Salva Nos”
6. “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life (Company Bow)” by the cast of Spamalot, from the Original Cast Recording of Spamalot
7. “All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You” by Heart off of the album “The Road Home”
8. “To Holmgard And Beyond (single edit)” by Turisas off of the album “The Varangian Way (Japanese Edition)”
9. “Alibi Baby” by Tommy Dorsey and his Clambake Seven off of “Complete Recordings 1935-1939″
10. “Your Mother Should Know” by The Beatles off of “Magical Mystery Tour”

This was a bit of work, but it was a ton of fun!

I tag… @just-for-ship @not-so-secret-nerd @asktheboywholived
@coelasquid @datricksanchez @darthstitch @fassyanon and… Whoever else wants to do this because I cannot think of anyone else, sorry, I’ve been up since about 4 am and my brain is about to die.

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom
San Francisco, CA

Download: FLAC/MP3

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Reel -> Dat (48k)

This is a tagged version of shnid: 86759

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Behringer Ultramatch SRC2000 ->
Samplitude Professional v9.11 -> FLAC
(1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
August 1, 2007

— Pigpen was absent
— First notes of 2nd Set missing

Set 1:
d1t01 – Introduction
d1t02 – Dark Star ->
d1t03 – Saint Stephen ->
d1t04 – The Eleven ->
d1t05 – Death Don’t Have No Mercy

Set 2:
d1t06 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t07 – Drums ->
d1t08 – The Other One ->
d1t09 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t10 – New Potato Caboose ->
d1t11 – Drums ->
d1t12 – Jam ->
d1t13 – Feedback

anonymous asked:

What are good textbooks for a beginner in learning Korean?

I recommend textbooks that do not use romanization (except when teaching the Korean alphabet). These books are the best textbooks written in English that I have used or encountered:

KLEAR series (Beginning 1). The KLEAR series is well-organized and used as material for many college Korean courses. It has cultural notes, vocabulary, grammar, dialogues, narrations, and some practice exercises (although the corresponding workbooks are sold separately). The audio that accompanies the example dialogues, vocabulary, and narrations is posted for free on the KLEAR website. I have used these books for a while, and I think that they are fairly  high-quality and organized from a more academic perspective than many other Korean books. The chapters are also centered around a common theme that is presented in the example dialogue. This can be helpful to some learners. The grammar slides for each textbook are available on the website as well, so if you are unsure of which level textbook is right for you, I recommend taking a look at those to check if you are already familiar with the material. The Beginning 1 textbook starts with the alphabet and does not use romanization after that section. One final note: The workbooks are a good way to practice if you are using the textbook for a class, but they do not have an answer key, which I consider a downside for people who are learning on their own.

Korean Made Easy for Beginners by Seung-Eun Oh. This book is organized in a more lively, colorful, and fun way. It comes with a phrase book, an audio disc, and a textbook. The textbook contains cultural notes, example dialogues, example sentences, practice exercises, vocabulary, and grammar. I own this book as well, and I think it is a good book for a complete beginner. It begins with the alphabet and then moves on to other topics (and does not use romanization after the alphabet section). While the grammar explanations are perhaps not the most comprehensive or complete, they are enough for most beginners and provide a good overview. The textbook also covers a decent amount of material, including many beginning grammar patterns, common verb conjugations, basic vocabulary, and even situational topics such as how to tell time or read a phone number.

Korean Grammar in Use (Beginner to Early Intermediate) by Ahn Jean-Myung, Lee Kyung-ah, and Han Hoo-youn. I do not own this book, but I do own the intermediate textbook, and I think it is high quality. However, since you are a beginner, I looked up some information about the beginner level textbook. This series is primarily focused on grammar, and I think that it does an extraordinary job of explaining grammar and presenting the reader with many grammar patterns. However, this means that the textbook is not targeted at teaching vocabulary and cultural information. Also, one online review mentioned that the textbook does not teach the alphabet, although it uses the Korean alphabet (and not romanization) throughout the book. So if you have yet to learn the alphabet, this book may not be for you.