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Comparing vinyl records to CD’s and digital audio files – Song Director

Here is a good article comparing vinyl records to CD and digital audio files

Song Director Music Database Software for Windows can Catalog and organize your digital music collection.   Download it for free here

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT VINYL, CD’s AND AUDIO FILES

BY JAY MILLAR (UNITED RECORD PRESSING)

I’m sure you heard about the
resurgence of vinyl or possibly
perused the Billboard cover story on the marriage of vinyl and digital. It’s true, vinyl is back… not that it ever went anywhere, but in a time when physical music sales are shrinking, vinyl is experiencing a real period of growth.

From vinyl’s big comeback to the time restrictions of a 45 RPM 7”.
Hopefully you will find this helpful as you’re putting together your first or next vinyl project. Enjoy.
vinyl, it’s the new vinyl!
These days one of the most common questions I get is what is causing the big vinyl comeback? Oddly enough I don’t think it’s what happened to vinyl that’s causing the comeback, it’s what happened to digital. First, for many audiophiles and DJs, vinyl never went away. For others, such as myself, it’s the emergence of the MP3 that brought vinyl back. Plain and simple, there’s no need for discs to be compact any longer so some folks are ditching their CDs in favor of the warmth of vinyl and the convenience of MP3. CD has its advantages and if there was only one format, CD would probably make the most sense as you get a tangible item, artwork and a reasonable level of compactness. That said, with the emergence of digital, things have changed and the ideal situation now seems to be having your iPod or MP3 player for times that require portability (the car, the gym etc.) combined with vinyl for the peak experience at home. If you’ve got vinyl and an MP3 you’ve got everything you had with the CD but the artwork is larger and the sound is warmer and somehow more intimate. Plus listening to a CD (or MP3 for that matter) is a common daily background activity but listening to vinyl is an event.

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Music catalogs & mp3 digital file formats – Song Director

Music file catalogs, formats and organization of which Song Director can be used.

Cataloging (or cataloguing) of all types of digital music files can be done easily with Song Director database software.   These music files can be in many different formats such as (MP3, M4a/AAC, iTunes, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC files) 

There is no better way to organize different music files than with Song Director Software.   And best of all it is free to download and use.  Song Director is also a music player and can create advanced playlists.

Below is a good article by Myongsu Park comparing music formats being used today:

Comparing  Music File Formats

A lot of people surf the Internet to find music. Many sites the Net surfers visit contain links to music or other listening material samples.
Unfortunately it is highly likely that the unwary surfers click a music file to find a very large music file downloading and the computer frozen due to the gigantic
music file size. There exist a variety of sound file formats among which an mp3 enjoys its high
popularity. MP3 files are ubiquitous on the Net and it is no exaggeration to say that the MP3 is now a household name in the world. People, however, enjoy an
mp3 music file without knowing what it is and its strengths and weaknesses in comparison other popular music file formats.
In this regard, I would like to provide background information and guidance about the most commonly used sound formats for music clips available on the Net and
to offer usability pointers for an improved Web audiophile experience.

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Music Collection Software Organizing and playing of mp3 digital songs – Song Director

Organizing a collection of digital music files – Song Director

Here is a good article on discussing the issues with organizing large amounts of digital music collections. This is what Song Director Software can help you with.

 

ORGANIZING DIGITAL MUSIC FOR USE:
AN EXAMINATION OF PERSONAL MUSIC COLLECTIONS
Sally Jo Cunningham , Matt Jones, Steve Jones
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
ABSTRACT
Current research on music information retrieval and music
digital libraries focuses on providing access to huge,
public music collections. In this paper we consider a
different, but related, problem: supporting an individual
in maintaining and using a personal music collection. We
analyze organization and access techniques used to manage
personal music collections (primarily CDs and MP3 files),
and from these behaviors, to suggest user behaviors that
should be supported in a personal music digital library
(that is, a digital library of an individual’s personal music
collection).

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After you record your music Song Director can play, catalog and organize it for you

After you record your music Song Director can play, catalog and organize it for you.

Computer Recording Software Explained

 

Here is a good article about recording software I thought would be good to share

Original link from bedroom recording:

Computer recording software is perhaps the most difficult part of home recording. There are so many audio recording programs available. They all do the same thing, or do they? And how do they work – how to use them? (Further down on this page.) Don’t worry, we’re about to find out. This page is designed to help you figure out what you need.

In short, computer recording software translates between you and your audio. It lets you do stuff with it. It mixes it. It applies processing to the audio. The audio recording program will work between you (with the screen, keyboard, and mouse) and your audio recording interface. It takes the sound from your audio inputs and records it to hard disk.

Choosing computer recording software

There are many ways for music recording software to look, or design the user interface. Various programs aim for different functions. Some are designed for maximum midi integration. Others work well with loops or creating music through small samples that are repeated. When you look at the big players, they do it all.

In my opinion, if you are serious about recording, and want something that will serve you well, you will eventually go with a bigger computer recording software package. It’s not worth it to keep trying to limp along on something that limits your creativity and makes you spend time on non-musical things.

But because you must get started somewhere, here are my free recording software suggestions. My advice? Use them to get a feel for things, then move on to a demo of a better product.

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Free alternative to iTunes and Windows Media Player – Song Director

New Free Music Management Software Song Director is available for download.

Song Director is a new music organizer and player offered as a free and easier-to-use alternative or complement to iTunes and Windows Media Player. This new program provides more extensive organizing and search capabilities than either of those programs.

Simplicity and ease-of-use has been the dominant goal during every phase of development and testing.

Song Director automatically scans your computer for audio files and builds a searchable database of all your music. Once this database is built, you unleash the full power of a modern database system to search, play, and organize your music. Quickly build playlists, export to other devices, or sort and search your music in countless ways. Searches for songs or artists are quick by simply typing the first few letters of a song title or artist. You can then play that song or add to a playlist with one click. Alternately, create advanced searches based on any criteria, going far beyond the search capabilities of iTunes and WMP.

Song Director is available by free download from SONGDIRECTOR.COM

Song Director is compatible with Windows XP,  Vista,  7,   8,   8.1,   and 10. including on Windows tablets using these operating systems.

Song Director automatically catalogs and plays your music files. Finds all MP3, M4a AAC, iTunes, WMA, WAV, OGG and FLAC files on your PC. It’s the perfect Music Player Database software. Download for FREE