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The Monkey 03-13-2009 07:39 AM

From what I've gathered it seems like everybody who lived when vinyl was still active don't want it to come back and most people who have never experienced it consider it to be very special.

glutoro 03-13-2009 07:57 AM

I grew up listening to records... its just something I've always loved as a child... I have all the care bear records and everything.. strawberry shortcake.. loves em'.

Mojo 03-13-2009 09:21 AM

I like to have hard copies too. Admittedly I havent bought much in the last year as ive been struggling financially but I used to buy a lot and when I find myself with some money to spare again I'll start buying.

If i download something and I like it enough I'll try to buy it eventually.

Legal downloads confuse me. If I'm gonna pay for music I'm damn sure gonna have something I can hold in my hands.

glutoro 03-13-2009 09:58 AM

Yard sales are the best place for good records and tapes.. and cds lol.. people are moving on.

Molecules 03-13-2009 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by FireInCairo (Post 612865)
Try listening to Public Image ltd.- Metal Box on vinyl, then have a listen to the remastered cd or mp3's and come back and say that the vinyl doesn't sound 100% better

that could be the mastering, or the fact that album hasn't been reissued since whenever it first came out on CD. But then if I didn't have the option of whacking the bass dial up for that one it wouldn't be the same experience, they famously recorded it with no middle range

anticipation 03-13-2009 02:26 PM

ca$$ette tapes furev3r motherfuckers.

musiclovesryan 03-13-2009 02:31 PM

Dude I love vinyl half my music collection is on vinyl!

FireInCairo 03-13-2009 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Molecules (Post 613048)
that could be the mastering, or the fact that album hasn't been reissued since whenever it first came out on CD. But then if I didn't have the option of whacking the bass dial up for that one it wouldn't be the same experience, they famously recorded it with no middle range



I just meant it as an obvious example of vinyl compared to cd.
I think a fresh properly mastered vinyl sounds better than a cd, purely because of the warmth and rawness derived from an imperfect analogue source. Digital perfection sounds too clean and hi-fi, it sucks some of the energy and vibe out of most styles of music.
However, cd's are obviously more convenient and mp3's more convenient again.

The vinyl resurgence has come about purely because of a backlash to the idea of disposability of music which has been created the ease of obtaining mp3's.

lieasleep 03-14-2009 01:04 PM

honestly, i really don't hear much of a difference, i love vinyls though. Its like having a piece of art.

adidasss 03-14-2009 01:10 PM

Lol, music is art, no matter what format it comes in...:rolleyes:

Farfisa 03-14-2009 03:17 PM

I usually don't go out and buy vinyl... only because there are no record stores in a 20 mile radius from where I live.

Dr_Rez 03-14-2009 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by loose_lips_sink_ships (Post 613909)
I usually don't go out and buy vinyl... only because there are no record stores in a 20 mile radius from where I live.

There are some good deals online regarding vinyl. You can even buy them used with a guarantee.

Farfisa 03-14-2009 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by RezZ (Post 613911)
There are some good deals online regarding vinyl. You can even buy them used with a guarantee.

It's more expensive to buy vinyl online if you're looking for something specific. Also, it's alot more fun to browse through a collection of records.

lieasleep 03-14-2009 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by adidasss (Post 613828)
Lol, music is art, no matter what format it comes in...:rolleyes:

well duh! but still, there is a big difference between buying (or downloading) a whole c.d on MP3 vs. buying a vinyl

Keigh 03-15-2009 07:20 AM

I still own a whole lot of vinyl. I admit, I don't care much for the format because it's fragile and easily corruptible and record albums take up alot of space. Though alot of audiophiles say it's "warmer" sounding, I personally don't really hear those nuances that much. For me, the cons outweigh the pros. But when I'm at a flea market/yard sale and I see a used record I'm interested in, I'll buy it so I can burn it to cd which is what I'm doing with the rest of my collection.

I still have cassettes tapes too and when I find them on sale for .99 cents or less or it's something I want, I'll buy them and do the same thing.

adidasss 03-15-2009 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FireInCairo (Post 612865)
Try listening to Public Image ltd.- Metal Box on vinyl, then have a listen to the remastered cd or mp3's and come back and say that the vinyl doesn't sound 100% better

Well I'm just listening to Albatros and I think this might just be the single most horrible piece of music I've ever heard. Unless the vinyl comes with some mind altering drug, I really don't see how it could make it listenable.

right-track 03-15-2009 01:42 PM

It comes with closer to real life analogue sound, along with superior tone.

gunnels 03-15-2009 05:39 PM

I was in my local record store today...and if I had a turntable, I would've walked out with 4 or 5 great records just out of the 20$ I brought.
The cheapest player at the store is ~150$ :(

Mojo 03-15-2009 05:41 PM

One of my local shops has a clean out every now and then with the vinyl section (which is huge, its the entire second floor) which is everything you can carry for £10. Happy days.

qixx 03-15-2009 06:08 PM

there is one vinyl album everyone should own

Julien-K - Death to Analog will be released on vinyl 07 April 2009.

Death to Analog in an analog format should be part of every music fans home.

Raust 03-15-2009 06:14 PM

I enjoy vinyl for what it is. Authentic, I love the crisp sound it makes once you put the needle on the record and starts playing your favorite tunes. Unfortunetly I only own a handfull of album's, but I cherish them all.

almauro 03-16-2009 06:22 PM

I recently purchased and Audio-Technica 120 with a Behringer RCA to USB converter, and use Spin It Again software to mark song titles. I just hook up the AT to the USB converter, and record straight into my notebook, using Spin It Again. After capturing a large .wav file, SIA allows me to retrive songs titles online and mark the songs with their sound wave editor, then burns a CD or rips individual songs to the drive. The quality is excellent, comparable to remastered CDs. A huge plus with Spin It Again are preconfigured EQ settings that reduces scratches and pops, while also boosting hi-fidelity. This is very time consuming but well worth it for those rare and harder to find records.

dudewtf512 03-16-2009 06:32 PM

I've heard that audio quality is much better on vinyl because something about soundwaves being round are tranfered to vinyl better where is digital is supposedly square shaped. that what I heard, Idk how true it is.

Guybrush 03-17-2009 02:32 AM

You don't really lose much quality if you have a high bitrate file. The reason vinyl will always be better (ranging from virtually unnoticeable to noticeable depending on the file) is because it's lossless. The sound is recorded and represented by physical changes in the medium, the depth of the grooves. When the sound is digital, the way I understand it, it's not continous .. rather, it samples the sound many times a second and converts that to numbers. How often the sound is sampled and the size of each sample determines the quality of sound. The more often it is sampled for example, the more accurate the rerepresentation.

If you have a 320 kbps mp3, I'm sure you don't actually hear much difference in sound quality. It will sound different because it's vinyl and possibly played on a different sound system, but that's not synonymous with better quality. Furthermore, analog mediums are vulnerable to specks of dirt and scratches and whatnot that will corrupt the quality of those mediums, even if they start out real good.

I will never replace my digital music for vinyls. Vinyls are nice to keep because the covers are nice etc. but for listening to music, the cons outweigh the pros when compared to digital music.


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