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Re: [ARSCLIST] Retro Vinyl CDs
From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
Mike Richter contributed:
> I believe the term refers to a line of CD recording media from
> Verbatim. They are printed to resemble 7-inch, 45-rpm discs, but
> beneath the printing are ordinary, write-once CD blanks.
----- Please, is it a reduced version of the look of a 45, i.e. 17 cm
reduced to 12 cm, or is it only the label area, full size, with a full size
blank where the large centre hole used to be?
> Information should be available at Verbatim's WWW site.
----- Yes, this is the blurb; no dimensions given:
"Combining a retro look with the rugged quality and high-performance
of todays CD-R technology, Verbatim introduces Digital Vinyl CD-R, a
recordable disc designed after the popular and groovy 45-rpm record
format. These eye-catching discs are a great way to save delicate LP
[sic and sick] collections, burn your personal music mix or make a
standout business presentation. The color-coded discs use
Verbatims original Azo Blue technology for superior audio writing
performance on CD burners and broad read compatibility on car CD
players, home audio systems and portable CD players. Digital Vinyl
CD-Rs are protected with a dual-layer anti-scratch coating that
safeguards data for years to come and are backed by Verbatims
Lifetime Warranty. So grab a blast from the past Verbatim Digital
Vinyl CD-R. "
> In any event, I cannot see confusion between blank CD media and
> pressed recordings on shellac, vinyl or polycarbonate.
----- I can see confusion indeed, because I do not know any
mechanical recordings actually pressed in polycarbonate. However,
pressing in polycarbonate is a part of the ordinary Audio CD
manufacture (and actually the wobble track in CD-R is pressed too).
Incidentally, as a gimmick, I have cut 78 rpm grooves in the outer
parts of the clear side of a CD-R, giving me a maximum of 90
seconds of sound, while the CD-R contains the same selection as an
only track in a digital form. Using 33 1/3 rpm and 400 grooves to the
inch would give quite a self-contained archival medium: when the
digital part of the CD-R breaks down after the 361 (or whatever)
years, we still have the mechanical version to play.
> At 01:45 PM 5/3/2003 -0700, Paul T. Jackson wrote:
> >Collectors might be interested in this novel idea for Retro Digital
> >Vinyl CD burning. I'm wondering how confusing the retro information
> >might be with other material burned on the disc?