THE NECROMANCER CDR TRADING  
DEFINITION OF GRADINGS & OTHER TERMS

NOTHING I HAVE IS FOR SALE!!!   TRADE ONLY!!!

THIS SECTION EXPLAINS WHAT MY RATINGS STAND FOR
AS TO AUDIO CD'S AND THE AUDIO ONLY PART OF DVD'S

EX & EX+ = These 2 ratings are of the quality of store bought CD's and the audio part of DVD's, or at least a big chunk of                      the ones I have to use to compare with anyways.

EX- = This rating just misses store bought, but it is still well worth getting and listening to.

VG+ = In my humble opinion this rating just qualifies as the last of the listenable levels.

VG = This rating can be okay, sort of, but you must really like the group. It is pretty much for the diehard collector.

VG- = This rating as well as the next one is really "ONLY" for diehard collectors!

G = This rating is definitely "ONLY" for DIEHARD collectors! I cannot speak for others, but I never plan on listening to a        show with this rating again after the first time!! It is completely unlistenable!!!



THIS SECTION EXPLAINS WHAT MY RATINGS STAND
FOR AS TO THE VIDEO ONLY PART OF DVD'S & VCD'S

EX & EX+ = These 2 ratings are of the quality of the video part of store bought DVD's or VHS Videos, or at least a big chunk                      of the ones I have to use to compare with anyways.

EX- = This rating just misses store bought, but it is still worth getting to watch.

VG+ = When it comes to video, this rating is where I would start to consider it not worth getting. This is pretty much for            diehard collectors "ONLY". Usually this level is for amateur filmed shows that are unstable, the picture is blocked, it            was shot from a long distance or it isn't in good focus. This rating can also apply to Pro Shot shows that were taken            from a VHS that was many generations old before being converted to DVD or VCD.

VG, VG- & G = These ratings are definitely "ONLY" for DIEHARD collectors due to they are really unstable or way out of                           focus! I cannot speak for others, but I never plan on watching any show with this rating again after the first                           time!! They are completely unwatchable!!!



THIS NEXT PART EXPLAINS WHAT IS TYPED ON
THE LISTS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TITLE, SUCH AS,
SB = SOUNDBOARD RECORDING

X = I have these shows as Silver Pressed CD's or are guaranteed CD-R,
      SHN File CD-R, DVD-R or VCD Originals to burn copies from.

(SHN) = (Shorten) Most of this description was written by the person that created "SHN".
               "Shorten is a utility developed by Tony Robertson a Softsound Limited
               www.softsound.com to convert audio files to and from a compressed format.
               Compression of about 50% is typical. MP3 compression is usually much greater, but
               unlike MP3 files, shortened files result in no loss of fidelity." A SHN file also contains
               the MD5 Checksum utility which can be used to verify file integrity

(FLAC) = This is the description http://flac.sourceforge.net/ has written about FLAC. "FLAC
                stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless,
                meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar
                to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it
                is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in
                your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see supported devices) just like you
                would an MP3 file.

                FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec,
                and the only one that at once is non-proprietary, is unencumbered by patents, has an
                open-source reference implementation, has a well documented format and API, and
                has several other independent implementations.

                See About FLAC for more, or Using FLAC for how to play FLAC files, rip CDs to
                FLAC, etc"

24bit / DVDa = 24bit versions of shows can NOT be burned to CD in an audio format, right. 24bit can be played on your                           computer with the right codecs installed and on DVD players only. They can be burned to a CD as data but,                           if you put them in a cd player as audio, the disc won’t be read by the player.

NI = There are NO ARTWORKS/INSERTS available.

(UI) = Unofficial Inserts. This means that the show wasn't released with any artwork/inserts, but someone has kindly created             some so that we have something.

(UT) = Unofficial Title. This means that the show wasn't released with the title you are seeing.

FM = Recorded from an FM Radio Broadcast

Pre-FM SB = Derieved from either a CD, LP or tape that was used for an FM Radio Broadcast.

SB = Soundboard recording

AD = Audience recording

SC = Scanner (One of the instruments has been recorded using a scanner)

(Pro-Shot) = These DVD's and VCD's were professionally shot.

IEM (In-Ear Monitor) = In-Ear Monitor, generally captured by a scanner. What is an IEM (In Ear Monitors) recording? In                                          Ear Monitors are devices used by performers to hear a mix of microphones and/or instrument                                          pickups that are on the stage. They are often custom fitted to the individuals ears and provide a                                          high level of noise reduction from stage noise. An IEM recording is a recording of this wireless                                          audio feed, there can be a difference between an IEM recording from Geddy's feed and the                                          recording from Alex's for instance.

ALD (Assisted Listening Device) = What is an ALD (Assisted Listening Device) recording? Bootleggers can request an ALD                                                          (Assisted Listening Device) headset at an arena concert (required by law for hearing                                                          (impaired fans), which provides a high-quality feed of a live show using a low-level FM                                                          (frequency broadcast inside a facility. Bootleggers will tape this headset feed, giving the                                                          (bootleg not usual problems like random crowd noise or distortion.

(With Cue Sheets) = The cue sheet is the typed up page or pages of information the D.J. uses to be able to know what is                                   going on while the pre-recorded Live concert is being broadcast over the airwaves. What you will get                                   from me will be taken directly from the Original Silver Pressed CD's in my collection. I will no longer                                   copy and print the Cue Sheets from any of these shows! These shows still have the originally                                   programmed in commercials for each airing date as well.



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