Rules, Guidelines, and Definitions
Rules and Guidelines
- I am not a seller and I believe profitting off of bootlegs is unethical. Anything I send you, you are free to trade as you see fit. If I discover you have sold anything we have traded, I will cut you off. However, I'm sure that won't be a problem, because we Frey fans are a cool bunch, right?
- If you don't have anything to trade, I am willing to do a 2:1 trade (see definition). If you only have CD-Rs and want DVDs, then two CD-R discs are equivalent to one DVD+R disc (since they're more expensive). You also must send postage for these. Don't forget to include the setlist of what you want. Note: These trades are limited to 4 discs.
- I have no problem trading other Frey-related items for CDs, like videos, memorabilia, etc. However, on this end, I'm just doing CDs and DVDs.
- Please don't use cheap discs like the "Cool Colors Memorex" ones. I usually use TDK or Maxell.
- If I've never traded with you before and I don't know you, I'm going to have to wait until I receive your end of the trade before sending out mine.
- Your CDs will come in paper slips, not jewel cases. The exception to this is if you send me jewel cases - then I will stick your CDs back into 'em when I mail you your stuff.
- Please supply a setlist with the CDs you send.
- Please keep me informed of when you send and receive your end of the trade. Also, please answer any e-mails I may send you regarding the trade within a week.
- I expect trading to be conducted in a timely manner. It is unacceptable for your end of a trade to take more than a month. If there are circumstances that make this impossible, I expect to be alerted to them.
- "B&P" is short for "Blank and Postage." This is where you send blank discs and postage for the show because you don't have anything to trade.
- A "2:1 trade" is when you send me 1 extra blank CD-R for every CD you want made. For instance, if you want a 2 CD show, you send me 4 blank CD-Rs. You can do the same for DVDs, only make sure they are DVD+R (my machine won't recognize DVD-Rs).
- DAO is short for "Disc at Once." This is when there are no pauses between tracks. This is preferable for live shows.
- TAO is short for "Track at Once." This is when there is a short pause, usually two seconds, between tracks. This is fine for regular CDs but not so good for live shows.
- FBT is short for "Fades Between Tracks." This is when you have a fade-out at the end of each track and a fade-in at the beginning of each track.
- AUD is short for an audience recording.
- SB is short for a soundboard recording.
- FM is short for a radio recording.
- DVD or VHS means the audio was ripped from a DVD or a video cassette.
- PRO means it was profesionally shot (used with video)
- "Untracked" is when a CD is not divided into songs, but is one long track. I usually split mine up using a .wav editor that does not incur any loss of quality.
- "Lossless" is a term used to describe a certain type of audio compression that does not involve a loss of quality (unlike MP3 compression). If the recording does come from a compression which does not preserve total quality such as MP3, it is called "Lossy." The difference is not that noticeable to the human ear unless the compression was poorly done. There is a good article on it here.