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Welcome to our music resources page. 

Thanks for visiting our internet music resource section. First, we hope the information we provide will be used exclusively for music artists that allow taping sharing, and for their non-commercial releases.  We are strongly against dubbing cd's that you can buy in stores and we respect the artists wishes if they do not permit tape trading.  

Our emphasis will be on noting great places to download Free Lossless Audio Compression (flac) and  Shorten (.shn) files, how to download, software, and related information. If you know of some good web-sites that focus on shorten (.shn) music files on bands that allow music sharing please forward them to us. 

We do recommend that you avoid MP3 file formats, because shorten (shn) and flac is vastly superior in sound.  They are both lossless compression formats, while mp3 does lose sound quality. Sure the files are big and take a long time to download. If bandwidth is a problem it is easy enough to find people trade with. If you don't have anything to trade it is usually not hard to find some generous music lovers that will burn you a few discs if you send them blanks and postage (B&P). A great place to find help in building collections is to go to a discussion board and post a message and ask.
Barry Small©

Here are a few articles on various internet music technology such as downloading music files that you may find interesting.
Downloading Music Files
Cassettes to Computer
MD5 files ... SHN files

The - Wednesday, August 8, 2007 had an article that may be of interest. Below is the

WAV: The standard computer audio file stores data at 44,100 samples per second, 16 bits per sample (although recording studios are commonly equipped with 24-bit technology). WAV files are uncompressed and written to compact discs in Red Book audio, which adapts the file for compact disc players.

AIFF: Most professional audio is saved in these large files that use about 10 megabytes for every minute of stereo audio.

FLAC: This codec, favored by Grateful Dead tape traders, stands for Free Lossless Audio Code. It reduces storage space by 30 to 50 percent, but without compression. A full audio CD can be burned from the file, unlike from MP3s.

Music Resource Web Sites

SHN related Web-sites

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Sites to Download .SHN and Flac files
Music Archive An archive of shows to download. All music in this Collection is from trade-friendly artists and is strictly non-commercial.
Wolfgang's Vault Beginning in the late ’60s, rock impresario Bill Graham recorded thousands of performances by these and hundreds of other artists, and stored the tapes in the basement of the Bill Graham Presents headquarters, where they sat undisturbed until acquired by Wolfgang’s Vault in 2003. 

More background

Entrepreneur Bill Sagan, named it in honor of Graham, who was born Wolfgang Grajonca. Graham died in a 1991 helicopter crash.

Gdlive Download live Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia concerts, SHN and MP3. They also have FAQ for new traders and links to download free software tools. Download live concerts. If you use a modem this site is impossible.
Widespread Panic downloads Widespread Panic downloads and others.
Dave Matthews Band downloads
The Traders Den Lots of different bands.
Digipatch This website uses the bit torrent (file sharing)  technology for downloading legal live music.  They offer a variety of bands to download concerts.  They also have a variety of links of useful sites.
Deadboots MP3 only. I never sampled any. 
Music Internet Technology Resources
The Trading FAQ Zach Payne's online FAQ about tape trading. 
Andy McFadden's FAQ This is a large resource of CD information.
FAQ about music resources. The have info of selecting a CD drive, they recommend Plextor, Digital Audio Extraction (DAE), and more.
Mariposa's guide to CD recording A guide to CD recording that is broken down by topic.
The have links and tutorials to all the software you need. In addition, they have music downloads for numerous bands that allow tape trading. 
Essential Software for downloading .shn and flac
Music/Video Editing, Converter Software Powerhouse all-in-one audio/video converter (two-way among CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, etc); editor; recorder; CD ripper; audio, video (VCD/SVCD), data CD/DVD burner; and more.
Flac Software PC Software Ins. from ETree

Linux users , and Mac users
FLAC Instructions Flac information at Etree
, from Sourceforge
mkw Audio The mkw Audio Compression tool for decompressing shorten  (.shn) files. It can also be used to create .shn and MP3 files.
EAC - Exact Audio Copy An outstanding tool for digital audio extraction.  
Misc. Burning Software: 
Music/Video Editing, Converter Software | Roxio Easy | Nero Ultra
Taping - Cassette Decks - Microphones - etc.
Nakamichi - FAQ Sonic Sense has a great frequently asked questions about Nakamichi decks.  Much of the information applies to tapes in general. 
Oade Brothers The Oade Brothers recorded some of the best sounding audience recordings of the Grateful Dead and other artists.  Their web-site has taping tips, and information about their stores (online and in Thomasville, GA).
HDMI Cable TV Cables Audio Cables Video cables HDMI Cables DVI cables Home Cinema & Hi-Fi from the UK premier cable supplier
Cd Covers Create your own CD covers at papercdcase. Some pre-designed covers.
Bands that allow taping The bands that allow taping site has a list of bands that permit taping.  
Ring tones Ring tone downloads.
Guitar lessons online & scales - learn how to play guitar GuitarVision is the revolutionary new way to learn how to play your favorite songs on the guitar.  
Guitar Lessons, Guitar Tabs & Chords Crossroads online guitar tabs and guitar lessons conducts streaming instruction for advanced or beginning guitar students; try our free guitar lessons before you purchase!
Roxio Media

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