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Free Studio Master Downloads from Linn Records
12/08/14 at 23:09:45
 
Hi everyone,

Linn Records is offering a free Studio Master Track for download every day till Christmas.

http://www.linn.co.uk/christmas

The recordings are really superb.

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Reply #1 - 12/09/14 at 00:31:17
 
Damn, I wish I had caught this from Day 1.

Thanks for the link!

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Reply #2 - 12/24/14 at 21:33:40
 
Just wanted to let everybody know the entire album is available for download today so grab it now!

I downloaded the Studio Masters in 192, and despite what they say about Linn Hi-Fi ... these recording are excellent and high quality!
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Reply #3 - 12/25/14 at 03:31:14
 

I was just coming here to post the same! Good stuff!
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Reply #4 - 12/26/14 at 03:35:07
 
Anyone check out Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo?  The song "Pause" is really beautiful.
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Reply #5 - 12/26/14 at 14:05:41
 
OK,  keep in mind I'm a technical ludite and play music via Vinyl and CDs with a conventional CD player...none of this firmware or computer stuff.  I downloaded the "24 bits of Christmas" yesterday in FLAC but can't figure out how to play the songs back.  Windows media says it isn't compatible. The computer they were downloaded on has Window 7.  I assume I have to download some kind of software...player.  Free would be good.  Thanks in advance for your help.  Mark.
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"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, deceptions, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Hell. Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare
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Reply #6 - 12/26/14 at 14:33:01
 
Hi Mark,  

In my audiochain, my oppo BDP 95 player can play flac files directly into my Zen Torii amp.

On a Windows platform, I suggest that you download "foobar2000".

My fav tune in the Linn lineup is " Caledonia".

Merry X'mas to everyone ! Smiley
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Reply #7 - 12/26/14 at 16:09:46
 


Foobar2000 is free, and an excellent player, but the initial setup is probably pretty daunting for someone who professes to not like computer audio.

You can get Windows Media Player to play FLAC by adding a CODEC. A codec is basically a file or program that tells your media player how to decode FLAC, since FLAC is a Loss-Less compressed format.

I've not used this one, but here is a quick guide I found doing a Google search for you.

http://www.pristineclassical.com/More/FLAC-WMP.html

See if that helps.

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Reply #8 - 12/26/14 at 16:58:39
 
Thanks LR,  did the download....success. I'm listening to the first cut on my laptop with a pair of Sennheiser CX500 earbuds...sounds nice. I can only imagine how good it'd sound via the HR-1s and Torii MK IV. Thanks again,  Mark.
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"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, deceptions, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Hell. Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare
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Reply #9 - 12/26/14 at 23:42:46
 

One thing to keep in mind - when your stuck using Windows software that goes through the "mixer" built into the Windows operating system - there is a good chance your *not* listening to bit-perfect sound. So whatever you're hearing, it could be noticeably better with a better software.
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Reply #10 - 12/26/14 at 23:52:37
 
Yeah I know LR.  I'm not really sure why I downloaded in FLAC...it took forever.  I just wanted to listen to the tracks once or twice then I may delete them.  I never intended to listen in the best possible sound.  I'm happy with what I got. I've listened to about 6 or 7 so far.  Mark.
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"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, deceptions, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Hell. Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare
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Reply #11 - 12/27/14 at 03:29:24
 
Alternatively,  one can download the tracks in Apple lossless ALAC format and use the free apple player for Windows.

I also downloaded the MP3 version for my car stereo player .

Cheers!
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Reply #12 - 12/27/14 at 12:17:27
 
LS,  I'm going to try the ALAC and apple software as you suggest.  I'm downloading the lower quality ALAC to try to decrease the time of download...after all, I'm only listening via my humble laptop with earbuds.  Thanks,  Mark.
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"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with the concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, deceptions, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Hell. Let no such man be trusted." William Shakespeare
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Reply #13 - 11/10/16 at 07:07:38
 
I listen and I also downloaded the MP3 version for my car stereo player .
It's cool
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