[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/02/X8EVXF.jpg[/newsimage]The evolution of digital music, with the ability to carry around an entire audio library has been considered by most consumers as a great innovation. Talk to a true audiophile, however, and you will hear nothing but complaints about how going digital has destroyed the quality of recorded music. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/apple-itunes-may-soon-offer-premium-lossless-audio-tracks-40485/](http://www.myce.com/news/apple-itunes-may-soon-offer-premium-lossless-audio-tracks-40485/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I would like this option, but I hope they don’t charge some ridicules premium… and FLAC would be nice, though I expect that Apple will not embrace OpenSource.
â€œWhat weâ€™re trying to do here is fix the degradation of music that the digital revolution has caused,â€ Iovene said. â€œItâ€™s one thing to have music stolen through the ease of digital processing. But itâ€™s another thing to destroy the quality of it. And thatâ€™s whatâ€™s happening on a massive scale.â€
Then why the hell do they use so much compression. CDs that were made before the mid-nineties sounded fine. 16-bit audio supports 96db dynamic range. After they get done compressing the audio CDs released these days, the dynamic range is about 10db at most. Maybe 24-bit is better, but the record companies will end up ruining the sound anyway.
i wish they made an initiative to stop crap mastering instead