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LP EP DAT etc..

TekN010G from Australia on 2001-07-04 01:02 [#00012113]

what do all of these mean?
I know "LP" means a full album,.. but doesn't it stand for
"long play" or something? and wasn't the term originally
used for records?
and "EP",.. that means extended play doesn't it?
a dat is a little tape thingy,.. anyone care to give more

could anyone tell me the quality/time allowed on the various
different form of media,.. I'm sick of not being in the


::praxis:: from beeeeep on 2001-07-04 01:56 [#00012122]

[ep definately stands for extended play, and im pretty sure
lp is long play, which dont make sense beside each other,
but then again, extended could be extended from anything...i
like to think of it as an extended single; not a single, not
a full-length, but closer to an extended single than a short
lp. eps are usually up to 8 tracks, sometimes a 9 track cd
will be an ep, and often a 4 or 5 track can be an ep too.
however, there are plenty of lps that are only 10 tracks,
and plenty of eps that, even if theyre only 8 or 9 tracks,
are a full 72 minutes long or otherwise equivelant to the
length of an lp time-wise. sometimes its just because the
disc has 3 or 4 remixes that makes it an ep, and sometimes
its completely arbitrary. [autechre's ep7? not an ep in my
eyes. underworld's pearl's girl ep clocks in at almost 72
minutes. ] but...yea.]


sick on 2001-07-04 05:06 [#00012143]

as far as i know ::praxis:: is right, but i believe it all
comes down to what the label considers an ep or an lp.

oh, and ::praxis::, do you listen to the band praxis?


::praxis:: from beeeeep on 2001-07-04 07:12 [#00012174]

[um....there's a band praxis? shit. i was going to use that,
and sort of already have, for my musical venture....oh well,
another great moniker spoiled. are they any good? where are
they from? keep in mind im american....if that has anything
to do with it.]


|REFLEX| from Western Canada on 2001-07-04 07:21 [#00012181]


EP- Is like inbetween a full album [which is LP] and a
single. Like autechres EP7.. its not considered a Full
album, but it has many tracks, unlike most EP's out there
now. Its like something many people release before a full
length album. Like I said, an EP is like inbetween a full
album and a single.


map[warp/rephlex-aholic] from CH - Mulligan on 2001-07-04 07:36 [#00012185]

DAT is for Digital Audio Tape


TekN010G from Australia on 2001-07-04 11:57 [#00012227]

DAT's are supposed to be the best sound quality,.. how much
music can fit on record (eg. 75 minute on cd's,. 90 minutes
on tape etc...) or a DAT for that matter,.. I'd like to
know,.. thanx the the reply peoples,..


nene on 2001-07-04 17:20 [#00012286]

actually CDs can hold about 80 minutes, although the
official limit is more like 75 minutes.


::praxis:: from beeeeep on 2001-07-04 20:39 [#00012306]

[i think the standard time for cd length is 72 minutes...not
to be overly precise. some go longer, there are extended
length cds that a few artists have used when they have too
much music for one 72min cd but not enough for 2 cds. i dont
know what the advantages are to that or disadvantages....and
i have no idea where the 72 comes from. i see cd-rs now
though with 80 minutes and stuff....i dunno if thats because
of innovation, because theyre different due to being
recordable, or what....yea/]


TekN010G from Australia on 2001-07-05 01:32 [#00012335]

yeah,.. I knew about cd's,.. now I'm kinda interested to see
how long records and DAT's are,..


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