I’ve done a little over 30 posts on this blog so far and I figure it’s time for a quick review of what takeaways I have from the experience.
First, the CDWaveform utility works pretty well. I’ve made a couple small enhancements based on my needs and usage, most significantly, the selection and ordering of tracks.
Second, I wasn’t prepared to see so few significant differences between different CD pressings, but now I know. I don’t fear club CDs as much as I used to, but I will still probably prefer a retail version first if there is a choice. I don’t have as many duplicates of later CDs, that’s not exactly my era of music. I also tend to avoid remasters, so I’m not exactly a completist, where I need every release for a band.
On the blog layout, I chose the current theme because I could use a background image for the posts. I intended to use the waveform comparison image, which would look pretty cool. But the background image feature seems to require using the WordPress media library, which I don’t use. All of my post images are linked to Flickr. I don’t exactly want to get into the position where I run out of space in the media library. Not only that, it’s a PIA to upload the images to two different places. So, I may experiment with other layouts at some point. I’ve been using a template for my posts, which I think will lend some long-term consistency to the blog. I still use Windows Live Writer, even though support for it has been gone for years.
I may revise the tags I use on the posts. I think it might be useful to see which posts involve a remastered version of an album. I think identifying three levels of differences should continue to be sufficient.
I am out of duplicate CDs that I want to compare. With the recent enhancement to select individual tracks for comparison, I will probably start some posts comparing individual tracks like a song from the original album and the same song from a compilation disc. One instance jumps to the front of my mind there. It was a VH-1 Behind The Music CD for The Go-Go’s. The songs on that disc were seriously compressed. I’d like to see just how much.
Until the next checkpoint, enjoy the audio-visuals.