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Darko.Audio podcast #8 – Music discovery

  • We like your old stuff better than your new stuff. A criticism levelled at most musicians reaching heritage status; and levelled at Apple, whose journey into USB-C has seen the Mag-safe power connector bite the dust and whose Butterfly keyboards aren’t as satisfying to the touch as those of yore, never mind their ability to trap dust to render keys stuck or unresponsive. It is for these reasons that for the first time in a decade I’m moving back to Windows with a Surface Book 2.

    This is where the latest Darko.Audio podcast begins, providing a neat segue into the newly launched Audirvana for Windows and a lengthy discussion about Roon’s Nucleus server that co-host Jeff Dorgay and I both currently have at home. He’s in Portland. I’m in Berlin.

    In the second half of the podcast, we discuss the results of a recent Deezer survey that says most people stop discovering new music at the age of 30, the forthcoming David Bowie Loving The Alien box set and the IFPI’s 2018 report that reminds us that vinyl’s resurgence isn’t as big as it might appear to those living in the audiophile bubble.

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    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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