iTunes selling silence for 99 cents!

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  1. Brian L

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    This is not a joke (sort of).

    I was scoping the new Mission of Burma LP, ONoffON, at iTunes, and noticed there is a track called 15 second "vinyl" silence. It can be bought for 99 cents.

    So I sampled it.

    Yup, truth in advertising. It's 15 seconds of silence. I read a review of the this title in The Absolute Sound, and they said that there is a vinyl version, so I guess they wanted to make sure that the digital folks got the same vibe as those buying it on vinyl.

    Now personally, I have a real problem downloading silence if its only ripped at 128K. I find the midrange to be grainy, and the high end is completely veiled (I am going to play it back again after trying a different interconnect).

    Unless they offer tracks like this at 320K, I won't be buying.

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    This is not a joke (sort of).

    I was scoping the new Mission of Burma LP, ONoffON, at iTunes, and noticed there is a track called 15 second "vinyl" silence. It can be bought for 99 cents.

    So I sampled it.

    Yup, truth in advertising. It's 15 seconds of silence. I read a review of the this title in The Absolute Sound, and they said that there is a vinyl version, so I guess they wanted to make sure that the digital folks got the same vibe as those buying it on vinyl.

    Now personally, I have a real problem downloading silence if its only ripped at 128K. I find the midrange to be grainy, and the high end is completely veiled (I am going to play it back again after trying a different interconnect).

    Unless they offer tracks like this at 320K, I won't be buying.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    BGL
     
  3. Joseph S

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    This is old news. They already pulled some tracks of silence due to negative press only to readd them at the consumers' and artists' request.
     
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    This is old news. They already pulled some tracks of silence due to negative press only to readd them at the consumers' and artists' request.
     
  5. Brian L

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    Fair enough, Joseph, but was it discussed before on this forum?

    I did search for "iTunes silence" and didn't find any relevant discussion. Then again, my luck with using the search functions tends to be 50/50.

    No matter, I still think its a hoot. You gotta wonder of anyone actually has bought silence tracks.

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    Fair enough, Joseph, but was it discussed before on this forum?

    I did search for "iTunes silence" and didn't find any relevant discussion. Then again, my luck with using the search functions tends to be 50/50.

    No matter, I still think its a hoot. You gotta wonder of anyone actually has bought silence tracks.

    BGL
     
  7. Joseph S

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    Not sure if it was discussed here, just been discussed before. The search engine here is 100x better than the one at AVS though. Definitely worth a topic based on the response they got from the Artists on the selling of silence.
     
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    Not sure if it was discussed here, just been discussed before. The search engine here is 100x better than the one at AVS though. Definitely worth a topic based on the response they got from the Artists on the selling of silence.
     
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    Hey, a lot of peole would pay a lot more than 99 cents for some silence....

    This was discussed here before, but I can't remember the context.
     
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    Hey, a lot of peole would pay a lot more than 99 cents for some silence....

    This was discussed here before, but I can't remember the context.
     
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    There is a thread over in the Speaker section where someone quotes a speaker review by Lou Reed (of all people) offering to pay money NOT to have to listen to some Bose speakers!

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    There is a thread over in the Speaker section where someone quotes a speaker review by Lou Reed (of all people) offering to pay money NOT to have to listen to some Bose speakers!

    BGL
     
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