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Minidiscs RIP?

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Reading about the resurgence of cassette tape and demise of CD, I was wondering if anyone still uses them or just like me has dozens of (non pre-recorded)  ones gathering dust?

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I still use them, play them all the time in the house, and via minidisc Walkman in the car. A great format, really versatile. I think the players are still in production in the states by a company called Tascam, lots of radio stations still use the format. 

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49 minutes ago, chas said:

, lots of radio stations still use the format. 

that's right, they use them for their 'jingles' don't they

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I had a Sony portable minidisc player/recorder , thought they were great easy to record and edit and very portable the size of a beer mat , unfortunately with the onset of tinnitus I stopped using earphones for listening .

I kept it for a while but during a cupboard clean I threw it out with the discs a great format that never seem to take off which was a shame.

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I have a full size hi-fi separates style Sony recorder/player, and a Sony portable recorder/player which sounds exactly the same as Shinehead's.  The latter no longer records though.

I still use the portable one for my radio drops on Starpoint, and I use the full size one to record those drops onto MD.

Got no pre-recorded MD's, but loads of recordable MD's lying around with various things on them.....and some blanks of course.

Before the days of doing my shows live, or the widespread use of MP3 files, I used to do my monthly Starpoint shows on MD and post them to the station in a jiffy bag! LOL  How times change!

Great format I thought! 👍

 

Cheers,

Mark R

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Still got mine and love it ! use it on holiday,record my vinyl using Audio Cleaning Lab software and vinyl deck etc. to do compilations.

only got 4 more blank discs though.

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21 hours ago, Smudger said:

 

only got 4 more blank discs though.

I've got loads of them tucked away somewhere, when you run out

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you can still get them ebay and amazon new ones

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I have a sony minidisc player. Still in the box never used if someone wants to make me a decent offer 😊

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