Thanks all MDs user out there for keeping MDs alive, especially Christopher, who made using MDs now possible with his Ultimate Edition of Sonic Stage that Sony abandoned, kudos!!!
Am a proud owner and user of MD after my first purchase in high school, should be a NetMD, MZ-N1. It cost me a freak price of about 600, it wasn't cheap at all for a student that time, but well, it's a MD and I must have it. It was the first and definitely not the last, have since gone through a bunch of player, not high end but mid range. I know it's lame, buying a recorder MD and only create mix tape and listen to them. Never once have I recorded live stuff, don't know why, but it's just doesn't ring a bell.
Oh well, here in the downunder, MD ain't a big thing, it's already rare to meet people who actually know MDs and it's use. I had a couple of incident where people approaches me and ask the ultimate question about life, "What is that you are listening from?". And I replied "42!!!", obviously not, " this is an MiniDisc, go google it." It's disappointing, but on the other hand, I have a player that most people do not know, I am the coolest bloke in this country. How I wish I reply, "Miss, I can show you more than this at my place, with a really good mic that cums with these!"
Back to the introduction, for the past 12 years, I have been listening to these restricted collection of MDs I recorded. I know, for 12 years right, my collection of music are mainly really dad influence, like Michael Jackson, Eagles, U2, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Taylor Swift, ABBA, Gun N Roses, X-Japan, AC/DC and a couple of headbangers. That's basically my library of music for 12 years, I am proud to own a collection of CD ever produced by each mentioned artist, basically discography of these mentioned artist in CD form. and each are recorded into a single MD with maximum quality I can squeeze into. The library did not grow much over the years. Am really not into now a days mainstream music, too lack of meaning and they just doesn't give that "VTEC kick in yo!!!" feel when I listen to them.
Don't get me wrong though, I do listen to radio and pick up a couple of nice music like David Guetta - Shot me Down and whatever popular, but I wouldn't buy their CDs or bother making a mix tape of these 5 sec fever. Usually, I bring 5 MDs and a player out and swap disc as my liking. But, MD is so superior over CD in term of portability, I can run and walk with my MD or even attach a vibrator to it and it still works a champ. What about our youngest brother iPoo, doesn't he have a short life, it's flash mate, it dies eventually on your read and write. Most of my MD and CD are more than 10 years old, it's strong and no issue operating anytime, I can't say that for my past iPoo though.
Ok, I did try an iPoo and a couple of MP3 players during my military terms, got no choice though, can't be bringing my collection in camp, it's too much trouble. These player did last for my service but it just come straight to point that they usually fail after warranty ends, it is like the Job guy programmed them to do that. I would usually use my book out off days to run my MD through, just to make sure they don't go stale. Those were the days where I only care about my console and my music collection. Now I had a bigger worry in life, my endless exams and assignments.
It's only recently that I started to read this forum and had a go at Christopher version of SonicStage, works like a champ. Just did my first mix tape in ages, I can't even recall when was last, but really appreciate people from this community keeping MD alive. It a pleasure to be among the 1337 who appreciate MD culture. Not sure any stalker out there realise that I posted that I want to get a MZ-RH1 at reasonable price, please help me out if you can.
Lastly, I hope my introduction didn't bore you and its not too obscene for most people.