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Chokehold
Oct 31 2009, 01:52 AM
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I have been thinking about ordering a couple of new albums, and one of them got the name of the album and then "- Digi" written after it. but It costs just as much as the same album but without the "- Digi" after it.

So what's the difference? smile.gif

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It usually means that it was recorded - and sometimes mastered - in a totally digital environment. That's not necessarily good or bad - depends on how good the recording engineer and ME were. Usually bad engineer/great equipment= bad recording : great engineer/poor equipment=better recording.

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Chokehold
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So choosing the one without - Digi would be the safest then?

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or it means digital download rather than a CD arriving at your door. I find this to be more likely than having the same album mastered twice in the studio.

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Saoirse O'Shea
Oct 31 2009, 02:14 AM
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No - depends on who did it, and how well it was recorded. TBH the sticker is more marketing fluff IMHO - you don't really know how well it's recorded and mastered until you buy it and play it.

A lot of consumers think that 'digital' has to be best but most of that is because of marketing hype. Some is very good, some ok and some very poor. Some analogue is very good, some ok, some very poor.

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I'll be interested to see a link, then we can see for sure smile.gif

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Huh, while we're all speculating...I thought it meant there was also a digital copy included. *grin*

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Saoirse O'Shea
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BTW Jafo my post 5 is a response to Chokehold's - 'digi' could of course refer to a download though I would have thought that the shop/site would use clearer wording for a download.

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Ivan Milenkovic
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Perhaps it meant "DIGIdesign gear used during mixing" cool.gif

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I think that it means Digipack. It has a box, all re-desing apart from the original plastic box album. Usually, they have more pics, more info, another design, etc.

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QUOTE (Santiago Diaz Garces @ Oct 31 2009, 10:02 PM) *
I think that it means Digipack. It has a box, all re-desing apart from the original plastic box album. Usually, they have more pics, more info, another design, etc.


I also think this is the case. Digipack is the paper/carton packaging with more cool stuff inside. Its a fancy packaging in comparison to standard plastic cases. That is why the price is higher, digipack is more expensive to produce.

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How funny is it going to be when we find out that we're ALL wrong and it means there's a free digimon card game included?

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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Nov 1 2009, 12:02 AM) *
How funny is it going to be when we find out that we're ALL wrong and it means there's a free digimon card game included?


heheh now that would be something...

Regarding Digipack, what do you guys prefer? When we were publishing CD we were offered the digipack version or plastic case version. Even though digipack was fancy and more expensive we went for the old school classic plastic casing. Which one do you prefer?

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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Oct 31 2009, 10:18 PM) *
That is why the price is higher, digipack is more expensive to produce.

The thing is, it costs just as much and is not more expensive.

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Saoirse O'Shea
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Nov 1 2009, 12:07 AM) *
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Regarding Digipack, what do you guys prefer? ...


I'm probably an exception here but I gave up long a go on worrying about the packaging/gatefold sleeve and so on Bogdan. I've too many cds/lps nowadays and they all end up getting put on a shelf regardless of the packaging.

TBH the more elaborate the packing the more annoying it can be to me. So just to rant for a bit wink.gif

Worst example for me was years ago when (I think - I threw the record away in the end) The Duritti Column released an LP where the sleeve was made from sand paper. Another bad one was PiL's Metal Box - the box used to end up scratching the record. Crass's 'home made' newspaper gatefolds were also a pain as the sleeve tended to disintegrate. Hawkwind's old 'In search of space' was annoying (to me) just because you had to unfold the thing to get at the record (lots of other examples here that are very similar - 'Space ritual' is another - Hawkwind seem to have had a thing about annoying fold out gates). Yello's stupid cd with the little rubber mask thing was annoying. Cocteau Twins cds are irritating where you have to 'unfold' the cd box to get at the cd. Too many cds don't fit a cd shelf as they're too tall...

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If you ask me, I keep my CDs & DVDs in cases or bells, don't have space for even slim plastic boxes, so I throw/gave all boxes away, and just kept a dosen or so slim plastic covers, paper and plastic bags, if I have to give something to someone. I'm not a collector tho, so discs don't have big value to me.

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A good and original presentation of your work should call the attention of the potential buyers and fans of your music. But, I think that the Digipack design isn't the best choice. At the end, is the most fragile way to keep a cd (At least, in my experience).

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