I am an active trader on a daily basis. I am focused on low gen tapes
especially, however, from time to time I am also collecting manufactured
CDs from some bootleg labels. If you're interested, please email
me so we can chat and trade eventually.
take a note that I do not sell bootlegs commercially!
Speaking about trading, as said before, I am mainly interested in low
gen tapes. Since trading means free, legal exchange of fan-made concert
tapes, radio or TV broadcasts and material that was never - and will
never be - officially released, I am glad to may offer something for
the others. Due to these facts, I am always very interested in getting
something I do not have yet. All the titles are listed chronologically.
Each time low gen preceded manufactured title if any. I use (0) either
for analog and digital lineages. I also do not trade material officially
My Own Trade
1. I trade at a 1/1 rate,
be they CD-R or DVD-R. I'd now prefer to trade CD-R/DVD-R full of
FLAC/SHN/APE files, but I'll happily still do the odd CD-R audio trade
here and there. I'm also up for online trades (via Bittorrent, FTP,
2. I use EAC (Exact Audio Copy) in Secure Mode (read/write offsets
corrected) to extract WAV files onto my hard drive and then burn using
DAO (Disc-At-Once) at 4x speed. When it comes to live recordings,
please always use the DAO mode to avoid the 2 second gaps between
3. No MP3 sourced material. In the past I was not intentionally trading
with MP3 sourced material, but now I have the ability to detect (in
most cases) whether a show has an MP3 lineage or not. There still
may be some of my shows that are actually sourced that way (unknown
to me at the time) and it will be indicated in the comments section,
these will be removed whenever I come across them. If I find what
you have sent me is from MP3 I will stop trading with you automatically.
4. Use a decent media to burn onto please. I use, in most cases, only
high quality Japanese media but I'd also now prefer few of other media
such as Verbatim. Anyway I expect the people to trade with to do the
5. Any faulty discs from my side will be replaced by me and I expect
the same from you.
6. Do not use jewel cases. Just paper sleeves and envelopes. Please
do not write on the discs, either a post-it or a slip of paper in
the case will suffice. Before sending discs, please take so care with
7. I do not trade any offficial material. Please support the artist(s)
and buy their official output from your local store(s).
One person's ear may hear things differently to someone else so there's
no "set rules" regarding sound quality. My ratings are given
based on the same used on my Help! section, but here's a qucik guide
so you have a rough idea where I am coming from:
- SUPERB (12-11) - usually
reserved for "official release quality" material only
- EXCELLENT (10-09) - top
quality, no noise/distortion at all
- VERY GOOD (8-7) - generally
good but not professional quality, possible very slight noise/distortion
- GOOD (6-5) - all instruments
audible with excessive hiss, some compressed sound or distortion
or fair instruments balance and sound quality below average
- FAIR (4-3) - poor balance,
at least one instrument inaudible, bad distortion
- POOR (2-1) - only main
instrument clearly audible, very distorted with bad hall ambience
or virtually inaudible
If you accepted my rules, let's start trade!