What is lo-fi?

lo-fi meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

An abbreviation of low fidelity. Recorded music of sound quality below commercial standard, usually due to the use of low-budget do-it-yourself recording techniques and home-based recording equipment. In the 1980s, when cassette technology such as Tascam’s four-track Portastudio became widely available, lo-fi became a musical genre.


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