Less than 12
12 to 20
20 to 50
50 to 100
More than 100
I'm in the 50-100 camp.
Hdtracks is always my first stop. I begrudge CDs the space their packaging occupies considering I only use the disc once (ripping to dematerialized library). I would have bought Keith Jarrett's "Rio" two months ago if ECM and hdtracks would get off the schnide and make it available.
I have started buying vinyl at estate sales, now that I think my digital transfer techniques are "good enough" to overcome most issues of condition. But I have to really want the title. Check back next year to get the count.
Our local library has contracted with a service that permits downloads of 256K MP3 from all major labels without DRM. The gotcha is any individual can only download three tracks per week, so it takes at least 3 weeks to acquire a full title. Not really worth the effort, although we did pick up Adele's "21" as the experiment.
For the past 2 years the rate has been about 30 CD/month... Slowing down some. lately less than 15/month.. I am finding myself with more music than I have time to listen to them .. I want to listen to ALL my music ..
I also think that my music buying will go upward with the use of Pandora.. Once you create a radio station , Pandora suggest a lot of similar artists/cuts. I find myself buying more and more of these artists ... Even if you don't care about Internet Music, please give Pandora a try... http://www.pandora.com
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
— Albert Einstein.
Did a few searches on my database where i have my music cataloged. Some quick number crunching shows that my music collection is 83% vinyl 11,715 (LPs, 7",10',12" singles), 8% (1466) reel tapes and 8% digital (1755 CDs, 3 SACD, 1 DVD-A) with ZERO downloads. So over 90% analog. Pretty darn impressive for an owner of a Sony CDP 101. There are laserdiscs and DVDs and two cassettes to round things out.
I had to buy a house to hold all this stuff. Now that I'm retired, a very enjoyable but long downsizing is ahead of me. Time to start ridding myself of those dreaded CDs!
Of course I'm still buying. ;-)
Leslie "Les the Mess"
"One man's ceiling is another man's floor" Paul Simon
From my humble tracking spreadsheet.
FLAC Download: 3.07%
I've been on a bit of a spree lately
Alan Parsons Project - I, Robot (Classic)
Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card ( Classic)
Livingston Taylor - Over The Rainbow
Jose Feliciano - Feliciano
Jose Feliciano - The Best of...
Yo Yo Ma - The Cello Suites..Inspired by Bach
Janos Starker - The Suites For Solo Cello
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Tom Petty - Mojo
Tom Petty - Damn The Torpedoes
Have only received the Liv Taylor LP so far......anxiously awaiting the others!
I love the smell of vinyl in the morning!
John Adrian Spijkers - "Live Life! Leave A Legacy!"
Not as much as in the past. Now I'm in the 50-->100 camp.
A Bug!! Naa...that's a feature!!
Cables at DAC end impedance matched. Synergistic
I am still in the 100+ category by a good margin. fortunately, other than then FIM, MFSL, and a few new Analogue Production remastered SACDs...i am generally buying second-hand off Amazon which means 3 bucks for many albums. whew...