“Technics Tracks will enable users to store their purchased music on different devices through an online locker.”
Meaning that without a hot net connection, your device can’t access your paid for music. Not terribly useful if you’re in the middle of nowhere with no wireless service of any sort (about 80% of Canada and I would imagine about the same for the land of Aus).
Looks like it’s going to be a while before I can retire Cool Edit Pro and my turntable. Been transfering my analog music to 16 bit 192kbs uncompressed for many years. Not quite analog quality but not too far off.