Stumbled across this beautiful USB mixtape project by Alice Wang. Although this is just a prototype, based on the specs, the custom USB player would allow for full volume control, and would even have the ability to crossfade between albums. I can just imagine trying to dj with one of these. FTMFW!
May 18th, 2009 by
Just found this informative video on how vinyl records are actually made, which is a crazy-complicated process. Despite the ups, downs, or chug-along of the music industry and the format wars, vinyl is still in popular demand (vinyl at Best Buy, anyone?), and I wouldn’t be surprised if it supersedes compact discs in the next couple years. We’ll have to see how vinyl dukes it out with USB albums, which is still the closest thing to a physical record that’s actually digital, for those who still care about the tactile experience. If you want to read up more on vinyl, check out wikipedia’s article on it.
March 30th, 2009 by
Last month, we had touched on vintage cassette tape inserts and how awesome the designs are. Perhaps it’s the nostalgia of growing up in the era of analog sounds, or that everything old is back in fashion, but the aesthetic of cassette tapes still have profound desire and influence in modern society. This post pays homage to the cassette tape, and the unique ways that we’ve tried to preserve it by bridging the gap between digital and analog. Here are some of my favorite mods and hybrids:
NVDRS Tape by Stefano Pertegato
I’d like to describe the NVDRS Tape, but the images already speak for themselves:
January 25th, 2009 by
We’ve just implemented a new feature on the Nueva Forma Shop that gives you up to three remaining downloads on your purchased digital music. These three remaining downloads never expire, so if your hard drive crashes and you didn’t make a backup of your tunes, you’ve got three more lives. We enjoy extending these kinds of conveniences to you in appreciation of your ongoing support. That’s why we only offer the highest quality music encoded at 320 kbps, DRM-free.
In the near future, we’ll also be providing FLAC-encoded music, which means the audio has absolutely no loss in quality, just like a CD. We’re working hard to release more tangible albums soon, and will be concentrating more on vinyl and USB rather than CD. The custom CD packaging for the Nueva Forma Social Club Vol. I is in the works, and should be available for purchase in limited edition batches next month. Please sign up for our Nueva Forma newsletter to stay in the loop about our label and artists.