Had a hard time deciding exactly where to put this post and may have been somewhat dramatic with my "subject" title but.... I was curious to hear if there were others who had thoughts with regard to the quality of the airing your music was receiving - given today’s technology. I have been thinking about peoples listening habits when it comes to music over the past couple of years. Other than “live” of course, it seems most people these days listen to their music on portable devices. And although the listening quality of some of these devices is good….nothing can touch listening to music on good amplified playback systems in a reasonably sized area under ambient conditions. Only then can the dynamics and richness of the music be absorbed and enjoyed by the listener. Only then can the true intent of your productions and arrangements be heard as it was intended. And I personally think that is even more important when it comes to music produced with synthesizers and the like which is what I am personally involved with. I have made the music I have produced with my synthesizers and associated equipment available from time to time for downloading from the Internet like many of you have also done. But I am reaching a point where I feel I no longer am going to do that because I feel the work I have put in to the mixing and dynamics of the arrangements of my music is never being heard as it was intended. And under those conditions, I would just as soon it not be heard at all. At best, most music that is downloaded like that usually doesn’t make it past the downloader’s computer sound system anyway I would guess. And if one does eventually put it on a CD so that they can play it as it was intended, they have to have the software and knowledge to do so. I often wonder how recording and production engineers these days actually feel about this subject. Assuming a bit of their heart and soul goes into their productions, don’t they feel cheated to some degree because their music is not being listened to as intended? I have to say I find it all a bit depressing....or perhaps I am just too old to appreciate the new listening technology. Other thoughts or comments….??