iTom: Free Music From Tom Smith

Music in every style -- except dull. Tom Smith, the World's Fastest Filker and the prototypical geek folk-rocker, releases new music for free download on a regular basis. (It was a song a week for almost a year.) You can subscribe to the RSS feed, purchase a better-quality MP3 of the song, or purchase three months' worth as a downloadable album.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Album! iTom 1.0: And So It Begins

Funny thing about doing a song a week -- after a few months, you've got enough for an album.

iTom 1.0: And So It Begins is now available for purchase! It's got the first 13 iTom songs, in high-quality 192-Kbps MP3 format, along with all the lyrics and a spiffy HTML interface for your convenience.

I want to thank all of you for your interest in this project, and I hope you're having as much fun listening to the songs as I am writing 'em, and next week we'll do some more. :)

4 Comments:

At 1:35 AM, Blogger DDancer said...

Will you be selling this as a CD as well?

Martha

 
At 2:06 AM, Blogger filkertom said...

If you're asking, will I get it professionally pressed, as I did with The Last Hero On Earth, And They Say I've Got Talent, etc., no. I will be doing what I've been doing with the other downloadable albums, and burning the raw audio to CD-R and selling those at cons. It'll likely be $12. The audio quality of MP3s hasn't been that much of a factor until now, which is why I'm using 192 Kbps MP3s for this one.

 
At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the CD-R be MP3's or wav format that can be played in my car?
Dawn

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger filkertom said...

Sorry if I wasn't clear about that. Short form, they're plain ol' audio CDs. Long form, audio CDs burned using the raw audio .WAVs from which I made the MP3s (roughly ten times the file size and data precision), burned to Red Book standard by a superb program called CD Architect. Memorex media, kick-ass Plextor and Lite-On drives.

For some tech reason I don't understand, older CD players sometimes have a problem with them; newer players, such as the one likely in your car, almost never do.

 

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