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timequest
2009-02-28, 12:06
Iím just getting started, so I donít know the answers to what Iím sure are pretty obvious questions. I want to add to my music library, which is currently all from ripped CDs, by downloading sound/albums in FLAC. What are some good sites to go to?

RichardL
2009-02-28, 12:51
HDTracks.com has a good selection of 16/44.1 tracks and also a library of 24/96 tracks in FLAC for purchase

Steve Bernard, Jr
2009-02-28, 19:59
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM, timequest wrote:
> Iím just getting started, so I donít know the answers to what Iím sure
> are pretty obvious questions. I want to add to my music library, which
> is currently all from ripped CDs, by downloading sound/albums in FLAC.
> What are some good sites to go to?

Here are all of the sites where I have personally bought FLAC music:

www.boomkat.com (site is in England, and there are sometimes issues
buying tracks from the US, but mainly I have had good experiences)
www.bleep.com (FLAC selection is not huge and there isn't a good way
to search for just FLAC versions, but I've bought a handful of albums
there)
www.zunior.com (site is Canadian, but I've never had trouble
purchasing anything)
www.musicishere.com (bit of an erratic selection, but some good finds)
www.necodo.com (weird purchasing deal where you buy credits and then
trade them in for tracks, but this has translated to good overall
pricing for me)
www.junodownload.com (if you purchase songs as "wav" you'll get the
option to download in FLAC instead)
www.digital-tunes.net (I have had some issues with glitchy downloads
and wouldn't recommend using this site)

Hope this helps.

-Steve

Labarum
2009-03-01, 09:46
You don't specify genre. If jazz or classical:

http://www.gimell.com/catalogue.aspx?filter=studio+master

http://www.linnrecords.com/linn-download-quality-and-file-type.aspx

are superb.

-Stef-
2009-03-01, 14:13
.....and of course the guys that are not evil at http://www.magnatunes.com/

bobharp
2009-03-02, 08:25
Nettwerk Records offers a number of their albums and tracks as FLAC.

http://www.werkshop.com/store/home.action

Steve Bernard, Jr
2009-03-02, 09:28
On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM, bobharp wrote:
>
> Nettwerk Records offers a number of their albums and tracks as FLAC.
>
> http://www.werkshop.com/store/home.action
>

Oh, in fact that reminds me that I left off a site in my previous list
of places where I've bought FLAC tracks. I have also purchased FLACs
directly from Merge Records at http://www.mergerecords.com/store/

-Steve

timequest
2009-03-02, 10:57
Excellent! Thank you all of the very helpful responses.

terry
2009-03-02, 11:32
The Smithsonian maintains a site which offers some very eclectic international audio recordings:

www.smithsonianglobalsound.org

cmcneil
2009-03-02, 19:51
http://www.dgmlive.com/

King Crimson live archives and assorted Fripperies.

Osamede
2009-04-16, 04:18
best single post for this is in this thread here:
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/67909965/m/250006554931?r=373007554931#373007554931

avta
2009-04-16, 07:19
And there's this one for a lot of interesting stuff. www.archive.org/details/muzic