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CDs or vinyl?

I have a CD player, an iPod, and a record player. What kind of physical media should I buy? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jul 14, 2014 - 19 answers

Where to start with the Gardiner/Monteverdi Choir Bach Cantata CDs

For the last few years I've been following the excellent reviews and accolades heaped upon the Monteverdi Choir's recordings of the Bach Cantatas with John Eliot Gardiner on the Soli Deo Gloria label. Daunted by the whole enterprise, I have not yet purchased any of them. Does anyone familiar with at least some of the recordings in this series have any idea where to dive in? I'm not necessarily interested in the most famous or most-recorded cantatas, but rather the most beautiful, the most artful, the most moving. I'm tempted to just buy the (near-$300) box set, but I'm afraid with my busy schedule I will never listen to them all. Currently, the only Bach cantata recordings I have are Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's and one from Nancy Argenta which starts off with Ich Bin Vergnugt Mit Meinen Glucke.
posted by matildaben on Feb 25, 2014 - 4 answers

Teach me things... awful things...

I need to learn about financial instruments and trading at an intermediate level. I have a basic, 101-type understanding of how CDOs and CDS-es work and what hedging is, but I need to get to the next level, because I'm still getting lost in conversations where people are talking about complex synthetic CDO strategies, delta hedging, correlation trading, ABCP, and similar topics. Is there a book I can read, a course I can take online, anything you can recommend I do to start getting much more comfortable with this securities stuff at a high level? Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by prefpara on Feb 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Quitting my job to pursue my dream! Now how do I pay for it?

I am aggressively saving money so that I can quit my job and start a new life. How should I be investing this money if I need it back in 2-5 years? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 answers

How should we listen to music at home?

The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Best way to digitize & organize CD and DVD library?

Finishing up a home organization project... I'm facing several boxes of (music) CDs, and one box of (movie) DVDs. What's the best way of digitizing & storing the music & movie files? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jan 9, 2013 - 7 answers

Software to find resale values of music CDs

I want to help a relative sell a collection of CDs. Is there any software that takes UPCs or other identifying information and automatically checks Amazon, Spun.com, eBay, etc., for current resale prices?
posted by espertus on Dec 26, 2012 - 9 answers

How to store CD and cassette tape inserts, attractively

Storing paper/cardboard inserts from cassettes and CDs -- is this a solved problem? I'm going to have ~100 cassette inserts and 200-300 CD inserts. I'm wondering if there's some kind of pockety book thing that will make it easy to refer to these in the future and to enjoy looking at them casually/nostalgically. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Dec 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Toddler music and musical DVD recommendations?

XmasGiftFilter: Recommendations for DVDs that have adults leading children in the usual song-with-actions classics? And classic kids song CDs that are decent and not Raffi? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Rotten Tomatoes for Jazz?

I'm buying CDs for a friend to fill in his jazz collection. What are good online resources to help me pick the best discs? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Oct 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Where to sell CDs in NYC?

Where can I sell a couple hundred CDs in New York City? (Assuming that it's even worth selling them nowadays....) [more inside]
posted by josh on Jul 18, 2012 - 11 answers

The Invisible, Omnipresent Digital Backpack

I want to digitize everything, and I mean everything: DVDs, CDs, books, food… okay, not food, just the media. What should I keep in mind? How can I make this easy? [more inside]
posted by cardioid on Jul 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Financial Gift for Graduate?

What's a great "financial instrument" gift for my soon-to-graduate 21 year old? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Apr 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Beautiful Afrikaans music albums

What are some beautiful Afrikaans-language music albums? I'm looking for modern popular music that is not too folksy or religious, in addition to more timeless songs. [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Why won't my PC burn disks?

My PC (lenovo something, bought this year) has a problem reading CDs. I'll put in a disc to burn something and the burning program (iTunes or CDBurnerXP) will say it doesn't recognize the disk or it's not writeable or it's not blank. They're all blank. I try multiple ones from the batch. They're not sketchy disks, they're Sony Supremas 700 CDs. I've tried other brands, same result. Is this a hardware problem and how do troubleshoot/fix it?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Oct 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Is it even worth buying physical CDs any more?

Is it even worth buying physical CDs any more? [more inside]
posted by LaurenIpsum on Jul 19, 2011 - 44 answers

How to get burned CD's working right

Having problem with CD's burned using Windows Media Player and I need help FAST. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Mar 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for Good, Drawable Discs

I would like to buy some blank CDs that are just white on top—completely blank, no brand or logo (it might be OK if it's very, very small) and with a surface that can be drawn on with permanent markers. Can you please recommend me a brand?
posted by interrobang on Feb 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Oh, rare Germany-only EP with the misprinted insert, we have to talk...

Calling all collectors (particularly of music and DVDs, etc.)--let's talk about dismantling our collections. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 14 answers

seeking a home for eight zillion CDs.

Looking to donate a large amount of CDs. Prefer to keep them together. Difficulty: would like to part with them in one week. Boston area but am willing to look further afield. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me pick a CD

I need advice on picking a CD. Our financial planner has advised that we use a portion of our cash to purchase an 18-month CD. She listed Discover Bank as the institution to use, citing a rate of 1.50%. Between our meeting with her and opening the account and transferring the money, the rate for an 18-month CD at Discover has dropped to 1.40%. Is there a website that compares CD rates? I went to Ally and see their rate is 1.44%. Is there an online calculator I can use to see how much of a difference this is from Discover (i.e., so I can decide whether it's worth it to open a new account and transfer money to Ally). Or, should I wait it out and see if rates go back up?
posted by JenMarie on Nov 9, 2010 - 15 answers

I have a business card CD. I have a Mac. Um.

For a work project, I need to utilize a "business card cd" to download a camera driver. I'm using a Macbook, whose slot drive can't deal with an irregularly shaped CD. Help? (Minor snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Oct 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me find the best classical music on CD.

As someone who's just starting to seriously explore classical music, I'd like a reference that surveys the repertoire, puts composers, their works, and specific recorded performances of those works into context, and which preferably discusses specific CD releases of those performances. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo on Oct 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Where to find inexpensive used CDs and DVDs in Toronto or Hamilton.

Where to find inexpensive used CDs and DVDs in Toronto or Hamilton? [more inside]
posted by davebush on Sep 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Who do I hire to organize my music collection in a format that is not going to be obsolete in two years?

I need to hire someone to go through all of my CDs and render them into a format I can currently make use of. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 4, 2010 - 10 answers

iMac doesn't recognize most CDs as CDs.

My iMac spits out the vast majority of CDs you put in the drive. I'd rather not lug it to the store (out of warranty)... any known solutions for this madness? Sometimes I have to put the same CD in the drive 20 times until it's recognized as a CD. It never spits out DVDs. It's a 3 year old 24" iMac.
posted by dobbs on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

pavane pour une collection defunte

Offloading classical CDs in Boston for cash. Where? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the best way to preserve my music?

Ideally, what is the best way to digitally store all of my classical music and jazz CDs for the long term? [more inside]
posted by johnxlibris on Apr 11, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me find Dennis Waterman

I'm looking for cds or mp3s of Dennis Waterman music, but I can't find him anywhere except YouTube! I'm particularly interested in the theme song to New Tricks, but I'd love anything he's done. [more inside]
posted by tejolote on Jan 28, 2010 - 3 answers

CD cataloguing software for a small radio station

I'm looking for software to create a database of the CDs at a community radio station. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Have you had success returning blank CD (or DVD) media for credit or replacement?

Have you had success returning blank CD (or DVD) media for credit or replacement? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Dec 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Where's the best place to buy classical CDs in Winnipeg?

Are there any good brick-and-mortar places to buy classical music CDs in Winnipeg, MB? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Dec 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Recommendations for DJ samples/songs ala Fatboy Slim?

My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
posted by heatherfl on Dec 7, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I convert from cassette tape to CD (or mp3)?

For a memorial service on Saturday, I need to convert audio from cassette tape to CD. I'm fairly geeky, and used to rip vinyl to mp3, but that was five years ago. I have several modern Macs and a Windows Vista machine at my disposal. I have a standard mid-1990s component stereo system with tape deck and/or an old portable cassette player. Assorted cables. An 8-10 year old copy of CoolEdit somewhere. What's the easiest way for me to get from cassette to CD? I have plenty of money to throw at the problem, so that's not an issue. Time is the issue. (Which means that I'd rather download software than go out and buy it at Fry's.)
posted by jdroth on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

CD promotional review aggregator?

Where can I find those nifty CD promotional reviews online? [more inside]
posted by Dr-Baa on Jun 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Software for copying CDs to computer

What's the best software for turning CDs into music files for any kind of player including Ipods and cellphones? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Jun 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Goozex for CD trading

Is there a site like Goozex for CD trading? Failing that, what CD trading sites do you like? [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Apr 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Where to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and gaming stuff in Chicagoland?

What are the best places in the Chicago area to sell used books, CDs, DVDs, and tabletop gaming materials? [more inside]
posted by korpios on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

A perhaps naive question about securities.

Thanks to NPR, I understand that securitized mortgages are bundled together and divided into traunches, and that this is bundling and dividing process is what makes these securities so difficult to deal with. Is there no way to "reassemble" the traunches and de-securitize the mortgages? It seems like that would make valuation easier to determine, and help with isolating bad mortgages/ investments.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Pop idle

Apologies in advance, this is a question about the X-Factor [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Dec 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Spare your wrath about 80s music, please, this is my childhood we're talking about.

I've been looking for an old CD my parents used to play when I was little, caled "here come the hits", but it doesn't seem to be anywhere visible. In fact, it seems to have dropped out of existence entirely; I can't even find a tracklisting on the internet so I can gather the songs from other sources. I know "shout" by tears for fears was one of the songs, and "black cars look better in the shade" and "one night in bangkok" are likely contenders. Can somebody help me find an official tracklist for this album of 80's one-hit-wonders so I can get some closure?
posted by tehloki on Nov 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Risk Balance with CDs/FDIC

What are the logistics of CDs at a bank that gets taken over by the FDIC? [more inside]
posted by raz5 on Sep 18, 2008 - 3 answers

What's the best way to include album art?

If I'm making an album available on the web, whats the best album art file names and dimensions to include with the download? Is it worth it to include a playlist file?
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on Jul 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Lazy Money

What is the best way to invest $10-15,000 if you don't want to tie the money up for longer than, say, a year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Amazon CD Seller Woes

I've had some problems selling CDs on Amazon. Will what I consider to be unfair buyer feedback end my ability to sell CDs there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money?

Good places for me to sell my used cds, books, guitars and old computer/computer parts in London, that would offer me reasonable/good money? (You'll be helping me pay my bills - any help much appreciated!)
posted by Ira.metafilter on Dec 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Where shall I sell these CDs?

What record shop in Chicago will buy my newly released but used CDs at a fair price without a lot of indie kid employee mockery? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Dec 4, 2007 - 16 answers

Disposal of non-usable CDs

How does one responsibly dispose of a stack of outdated CDs? [more inside]
posted by tksh on Jun 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find music to divorce by.

Untying the Knot: Songs about Divorce. [more inside]
posted by ScarletSpectrum on Jun 9, 2007 - 36 answers

How can I make iTunes burn music into MP3s?

I am having difficulty making my laptop burn songs as MP3s - iTunes keeps burning them as other format called .m4a. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Jun 3, 2007 - 12 answers

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