Also, it is important to use ``RoIO'' on echoes because it is run out of an independent company. Using the more common term could present liability problems for meddle.org that they would rather avoid; using ``RoIO'' allows both the company and bear to legally cover themselves.
The other main method of acquiring RoIOs is through tape trades. You'll find many people willing to trade tapes with you -- just ask people to send you their lists. And, for those beginning collections, some nice folks will even take blank tapes in payment, if you have nothing to trade.
For a set of guidelines to tape trading put together by Echoes members, send the commands
send trading.guidelines echoes quit
to the address ``email@example.com''
NOTE: While we're on the subject, please do not post lists of RoIO dealers and their locations to the 'net. This is a very easy way to make them ex-RoIO dealers -- they are, in general, uncomfortable with a lot of attention. Plus, posting their location could attract the wrong sort of attention (it's rare, but it happens more than you might think). Likewise, if you want to mail a response to someone asking for RoIO dealer locations, a certain amount of circumspection is in order.
You can get this guide by mailing the following to ``firstname.lastname@example.org''
mail roio_guide.062795 roio quit
Or, using a WWW browser, you can access it in full hypertext format at http://www.pf-roio.de You can contact Herwig at ``Herwig.Henseler@Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE''
Trance remix versions are available of many Pink Floyd albums: Meddle, OBC, DSotM, WYWH, Animals, The Wall, and AMLoR; as well as remixes that mix and match Floyd albums, such as Welcome to the Remix.
NOTE: Some of these albums are rumored to have been done by such groups as The Orb, The KLF, and Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor. About the only evidence for such claims I know of is that some trance remix albums feature samples from songs done by these groups. And, as some people have pointed out, the quality of these albums isn't altogether what one would expect from the people mentioned.
The database can be accessed in two main ways: via the World Wide Web and via the mail-based ``echoserv'' database. To use the WWW database, you need the appropriate software, such as Mosaic, Netscape or Lynx. The address of the database is:
For those without WWW access, the echoserv RoIO database functions via e-mail. For a list of all the RoIOs available in the database, send the following commands to ``email@example.com''
filelist roio quit
(commands should be lowercase and left-justified) This will send you back a list of files, with each file describing a particular RoIO. To retrieve information on that RoIO, use the ``send'' command, followed by the filename, and then the word ``roio'' You can ask for as many files as you like at a time, one ``send'' request per line. The last command should be ``quit''
send <filename1> roio send <filename2> roio ... quit
The mail-based list processor at the heart of echoserv will then mail you information on the RoIOs you requested.
If have a RoIO that is not in the database, please obtain the ``blank'' file from the database, which is a blank form. Fill out the form and send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you have additional comments you'd like make about a RoIO already in the database, use the same address.
NOTE: Naturally, none of this should be taken as condoning the actual purchase of this sort of thing where it is deemed illegal -- simply consider all this as just a further collection of Floyd trivia.