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Все, что касается музыки и саунда с битрейтом не выше 96 kbps! В общем - LOW BIT!
Объекты интересов данного сообщества – музыка (и любой sound – от noise до rock, jazz, electronic и sound poetry) в формате lobit (lo-bit, lowbit, low bitrate), то есть с битрейтом НЕ ВЫШЕ 96 kbps. А так же любой музыкальный материал и звуковой эксперимент на «неформатных» носителях – Floppy Disk и аудиокассетах (Cassette tape). Причем, имеются в виду нынешние релизы на Tape, а не оцифровка кассет.
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Objects of interests of the given community – music (and any sound – from noise to rock, jazz, electronic and sound poetry) in a format lobit (lo-bit, lowbit, low bitrate), that is with bit rate NOT ABOVE 96 kbps. And as any musical material and sound experiment on not format carriers – Floppy Disk and audiocassettes (Cassette tape). And, present releases on Tape, instead of numbering of tape mean.
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LO BIT WIKI:
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Lobit (or lo-bit, low bit, lowbit – short for low bitrate) is a musical aesthetic characterized by lossy data compression artifacts caused by encoding songs at low bitrates. Artists making lobit music believe that if a song is good, it can be appreciated at any bitrate or on any speakers.

The lobit style emerged as an avant-garde reaction to the perceived bitrate snobbery in the organized music piracy (on peer-to-peer networks) and net label scenes. It also shares a strong do-it-yourself ethic with punk ideology.

Lobit music is distributed primarily through net labels. Unlike most net labels, many low-bit labels do not focus on representing a single music genre. Instead, the catalog of each label reveals the personal tastes of the curator.

Because of the small file sizes of low-bitrate encodes, it is possible to download an entire EP from a lobit label in the same time it would take to download one song from a standard net label. This makes low-bitrate releases accessible to listeners who have only a dialup modem, as well as conserving space on a webserver.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_bit)
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TOXIC CHICKEN FOR LOBIT_RU:

Why lo fi encoded digital audio?

Lo-fi describes a sound recording which contains technical flaws such as distortion, hum, or background noise, or limited frequency response. The term "low-fidelity" is used in contrast to the audiophile term high fidelity or "hi-fi", which refers to stereo equipment that very accurately reproduces music without harmonic distortion or unwanted frequency emphasis or resonance.

the term ‘lo fi’ in digital audio refers to an audio file (mp3,flac etc) encoded in a lower bit rate or sampling rate. Which creates a lower sound quality.
Such audio files may be offered on the internet because of their smaller file sizes and hence shorter download times
Its use is sometimes due to the artist's financial limitations but is often a deliberate rejection of so called main stream music. a rejection of the values of commercialism..

My personal opinion why I make lofi music releases
(I still make hi fi aswell)
And why I support lo fi artists from around the globe:

- ofcource it’s a rejection of the so called main stream music and a complete opposite of the value of commercial music, but it’s also a form of expression, art and experimentation. (and there can’t be enough experimentation!)
I compare lo fi music/sound like listening to an old radio / record.

encoding in lo fi makes those hums, distortion ,background noise and even data loss,
but it also gains a nice warmth over the whole recording.
wich is (I think) a pleasant thing for the ears.
Like a warm fire place in a cold house.
even harsh noise can sound very pleasant in a lo fi recorded audio file.

Also lo fi releaes are fast to download, wich makes it perfect for people
with crappy modems (they still exsist!) or slow internet Connections to download and be able to join the free music/sound revolution., share quick idea’s for inspiration without downloading for one hour and don’t know if you like it or not.

I heard producers talk about how important hi quality recordings are. Even experimental artists are in general not very open for this completely overlooked alternative sub genre.
It’s not about the bit rate it’s about if it’s a good piece of audio/track/music sound or art production.
I have big respect for a producer/artost who makes a great album and decided to encode it in pure lo fi.
It’s such a cool thing to do!

For new listeners to this genre, open your mind, don’t let the mass media distort your brain, once you love lo fi you’l never want anything else!
you'll be warned! it's punker then punk! arter then art and trashy-er then trash!!
im a lo fi fetishist and i'm very PROUD of it!

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ЧТО МОЖНО ДЕЛАТЬ В СООБЩЕСТВЕ:
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- Размещать объявления о новых LoBit, Tape- и Floppy Disk релизах и LoBit, Tape- и Floppy лейблах (отечественных и зарубежных).
- Размещать рецензии на альбомы, EP, синглы как отечественных, так и зарубежных исполнителей.
- Дискутировать.
- Обмениваться опытом и идеями.
- Создавать совместные проекты В рамках, опять же тем).
- Публиковать новости по теме.
- Публиковать отчеты о прошедших событиях.
- Публиковать собственные LoBit произведения участников коммюнити. Жанровые и стилевые границы значения не имеют.

ЧЕГО ДЕЛАТЬ НЕЛЬЗЯ:
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- Размещать сообщения, не касающиеся тем коммюнити!
- Оскорблять друг друга и безбожно материться.

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LOWBIT NETLABELS:
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MICROBIT RECORDS (Russia)
http://microbitrecords.blogspot.ru/

[4M.@-RECORDS] (US)
http://www.proc-records.net/INDEX2.html

4M@IL Records
http://4mailrecords.wordpress.com/

8 RAVENS (Ukraine)
http://8ravens.blogspot.com/

20 KBPS RECORDS (Swetzerland)
http://20kbps.sofapause.ch/

ABULIA CONCEPT
http://gorehole.org/abuliaConcepts/index.htm

DEX AND THE CITY RECORDS (Latvia)
http://dex.neirothe.net/index2.htm
http://dex.neirothe.net/floppy/disks.htm (Floppy Releases)

FLOPPYSWOP (UK)
http://www.floppyswop.co.uk/

GENETIC TRANCE (Ukraine)
http://genetic-trance.jimdo.com/
http://genetic-trance.narod.ru/

LOME NETLABEL
http://www.archive.org/details/lome-netlabel

MP3DEATH (US)
http://mp3death.us/

NORTHAMERICANHARDCORE (US)
http://robot-dreams.com/nahc/

OH! BLEEP RECORDS (Australia)
http://dhost.info/dmd/obr/index.html

PROC-REC (US)
http://proc-records.net/

SIRONA-RECORDS (France)
http://www.sirona-records.com/

SPHICOT RECORDS (Finland)
http://sphicot.blogspot.com/

THAROOP RECORDS (Finland)
http://tharoop.blogspot.com/

TOP OF THE FLOPS NETLABEL (Thailand)
http://topoftheflopsrecords.blogspot.com/

UNAWARE RECORDS (UK)
http://unawarerecordsnetlabel.blogspot.com/
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Unaware%20Records%22

UNICODE MUSIC (Italy)
http://sites.google.com/site/unicodemusic/
http://www.myspace.com/unicodemusicnetlabel

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FLOPPY DISK LABELS:

1,44! (Italy)
http://www.myspace.com/unicodemusicnetlabel

DISKETTE ETIKETTE RECORDS (UK)
http://www.disketteetikette.tk/contact.html

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RADIO SHOW / PODCASTS:

TIBOL - Lobit Radio Show
http://tibollobitradio.wordpress.com/

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WEB-ZINES:

LOBIT_RU COMMUNITY
http://community.livejournal.com/lobit_ru/

LOBIT VK.COM COMMUNITY
http://vk.com/lobit

LOW BIT – WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_bit

LOBIT GROUP AT LASTFM
http://www.lastfm.ru/group/lobit

LOBIT FREE MUSIC AT LASTFM
http://www.lastfm.ru/tag/lobit

WILTSHIRE LOW BITRATE COLLECTIVE
http://www.myspace.com/wiltshirelowbitratecollective


CASSETTE GODS REVIEWS
http://cassettegods.blogspot.com/

CASSETTE TAPE MUSEUM
http://www.c-90.org/catalogue.htm



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