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Originally posted by BEAST1E
Agreed! The sound quality of vinyl is just awesome as well. I've always believed that my record player has a much better quality sound than a stereo.
Originally posted by DesertDweller
reply to post by davethebear
Yes Vinyl rules.
However it took thousands for my system.
Convenience trumps quality is much of today's mindset.
Originally posted by Nick_X
Okay I'll Bite
First Off - I have been DJing since the days of Vinyl and have only recently (last week/this week) accepted the modern tools and formats and have been converting to Digital DJing. I am embracing the digital realm because it adds a lot of convenience and saves a TON of time and money....especially when you live in a country with horrible vinyl selection (pretty much anywhere outside of New York or London it seems)
While many points in that article are good, I have something to say about each
#1 - NOT a SINGLE Vinyl I have ever bought came with a complementary Digital Download, this was '96-'05
#2 - This is nice and all, but those paper slip cases wear out and get torn after about 100+ times....and once your collection becomes so large that it fills your entire garage its all a bit ridiculous. I'd rather have a couple Hard Disk Drives and a Tape Backup in a fireproof vault.
#3 - True, it sucks that you only have 24 hours to download your digital purchase from Beatport before it dissapears into the ether....but as with any physical product, wear and tear are a big factor. With my Mp3s, if my HDD crashes I can just reload it from my backup.
#4 - HARDLY TRUE - $16 for 4 tracks of a 45rpm?? $20+ for new releases...$40 for a rare piece....the going internet price is around $1.50 per track
#5 - Music always brings people together no matter the context....though I admit that I was sad to find my local HMV Closed, due to high iPhone/iTunes penetration in the market
#6 - No idea what this one means - why wouldn't someone listen to mp3s in entirety?
#7 - Ask ANY Vinyl DJ and they will have a story about vinyl going missing from their crate at some stage or another. If they are referring only to Piracy....it's pretty clear nowadays that anything and everything in the computer realm gets pirated....not a good enough reason for Microsoft to stop business right? So why should music not go digital?
#8 - In the future you will find that Data will be an Heirloom too.....but I must say, it is pretty hard getting your favorite producer to sign your hard drive
#9 - Coming from an Audio Engineering background, I fully understand and agree with this. There is no real substitute for an analog waveform. But I feel like with HDTV, music will evolve and will come on better formats in the future.
#10 - Mastering Tracks is a complete nightmare for Audio Engineers....the basic goal is to make the music sound good on as many soundsystems as possible. Naturally, it will sound worse on some and better on others....IMO these discrepencies can be corrected with anyone wise enough to use a 31band EQ to make the digitally re-mastered product sound a lot better than the way the author describes.
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by davethebear
i'm an old fart. youngest in my family, i still have Beatles vinyl left behind by my eldest sister. i love LPs. you could see the artwork, read the lyrics, enjoy the bonus pull-out booklet, decals or folded poster that came with some.
colored vinyl was delicious. remember J.Geil's Band "Bloodshot" in red vinyl? Jethro Tull's "Stand Up" with the pop-up insides? Split Enz lazer cut collectible LP? the imported photo records, they were awesome.
anyone worth their salt relished the ritual of wetting the brush and cleaning the album before play. helping your buddy who had the collection from hell do a twice yearly cleaning of every single freakin piece of vinyl! listening to B sides and rare cuts. vinyl is glorious.
enjoy your CDs all you want. sad truth is, at one time (for the very longest time) anything and everything was available on vinyl. 8 Track Tapes came along, not all albums made it to 8T. fewer still onto Cassette Tape. even less on CDs.
at my first full time job out of high school my co-worker / party buddy George S. picked up a huge honkin' stack of vinyl every payday. that man turned me onto all sorts of music. his buddy JJ had a record collection that would put most Radio Stations to shame even back then. these guys were of the Woodstock / Viet Nam generation and music was all-important to them.
i still have +/- 500 albums properly stored away. it took me searching here & there over 10 years to finally land me coveted original press Santana Abraxas album. God bless you Carlos!
every scratch, hiss & pop on my vinyl is directly linked to drunken / etcetera handling of the music while having very good times. albums were used also for different purposes way back when, cleaning this & that and flipping an album shut so things would remain unseen when need be. memories that can barely be remembered.
i thought albums were going the way of the dodo many years ago. my wife had to spend a lot of time locating a store that still sold vinyl when she knew i wanted Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop LP. last new record i got. "Two Rivers" was our wedding song. God bless you Jeff Beck!
thank you for letting me trip down a happy memory lane.
"..music is your only friend, until the end.." - Jim Morrison
Originally posted by baddmove
not to be the badd guy here ..but
A needle for a record player costs over 100$ these days..
i know..i have one..
torents are free......weeeeee