and Tapes to
MD (Mini Disc) and CD (Compact
Another Audio Journey
Issues, Information, Operations,
(Extensively Revised - March-May,
2002 - Revised Again July 2002)
If you haven't visited this
web page for a while, take another look. There's lot's of new
First you agonize over whether
or not to convert your collection of records, cassettes, reel-to-reel
tapes, etc. to some form of digital media. Then you have to decide
which digital media form: CD, MD (Mini Disc), MP3, Computer.
What follows here is a perspective
of converting sound recordings to MD (Mini Disc).
There is also information here
about future developments in digital recording media.
New technology always affords
opportunities for change, but may lead to unintended consequences.
Change will definitely uncover challenges and threats to the current ways
of doing things.
Since the perfect technology does
not exist, there will always be trade-offs. Whatever you decide to
do, you will have to figure out what's important to you, and at some point,
stop analyzing and start planning and doing!
While I'm still a champion, advocate
and a big user of of MD (MiniDisc) technology, I've also investigated and
invested in a CD burner. I'll share what I've learned about converting
music to CD. I'll also add some discussion about advantages and disadvantages
of both MD and CD.
I hope that you will find the
information here useful and that it will help you make your decision.
Paul Collins - Chicago,
Paul Collins / Chicago, Illinois /