Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1702369,00.html

The old-timey vinyl record is making a comeback. Might as well dump those old iPods and delete your digital files now.
There are 64 comments:
Male 738
Any Classical or Blues music sounds far better on vinyl. We`ve dozens of records in our home, but I`ll be damned if I can get the damn player to make a peep.
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Male 27
Vinyls are excellent, digital is better, nah. easier yes, but nothing compares to the warm sound of an old or new vinyls. and btw, i bought my turntable at circuit city. i got to choose between 5 of them. and vinyls are even making there way into mainstream stores (Like hot topic, which i hate) it is very nostalgic, and very nice to listen to
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Female 2,695
epic FAIL
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Male 82
"what that dusty crappy sound. i think ill stay in the present and not jump on a *buy old crap* bandwagon. ebay advertisement ftw."
vinyl records may not have a cleaner sound, but they seem to have more depth to them and produce a warmer, more saturated tone than cds.

we have all forgotten that music is much much more than just listening. mp3s? psh... i miss the days when people could actually HOLD the music in their hands.

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Male 453
"vinyl provides a warmer sound".. what that dusty crappy sound. i think ill stay in the present and not jump on a *buy old crap* bandwagon. ebay advertisement ftw.
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Male 1,114
"Vinyl gets it`s groove back," Ha ha, ha ha, haaaa...
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Female 262
They have been saying this for years, each new sub-culture `rediscovers` vinyl... Not going to happen.
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Male 19
I have 700+ records that I`ve collected over the years. Some are worth alot of money and some aren`t worth the $.50 I paid. I absolutely love having them and I listen to them regularly. Problem is I move every six months or less. And 700+ records = full bed of truck. It`s getting to be a real hassle.

And finding a turntable is easier than eating a bowl of ice cream. But trying to justify spending the cash on a nice new one that you`re going to play beat up old records on is tough.

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Male 191
kev: Hell yeah! That`s awesome. You just sounded very knowledgeable.
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Female 2,084
a while back me and my cousin got into the vinyl thing but it never stuck.
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Male 78
vinyl has been around for a long time... isnt "coming" back, it never went anywhere
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Female 129
I love vinyl. I have more records than I do CDs, and my record player gets used a lot more than my CD player. Most of the time when I listen to music though it`s coming from my computer.

I don`t know why anyone would have trouble finding a record player. I saw one at Target two days ago...


lmao at the idea of a Nintendo Yuu

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Male 383
Isn`t going back to Vinyl... umm... sort of counter-productive? I`ll stick with my iPod.
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Female 5,139
we still have a record player in the loft :D
and loads of vinyls
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Male 11
From djjeffmaddox: "Jesus christ, do you teach audio production or something?"

No, I work in post-production sound in the film industry and also do some scoring.

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Male 128
Turntables are everywhere these day`s Ion is the big one because it also allows you to convert your vinyl to mp3. http://www.amazon.com/Ion-iTTUSB-Turntab...
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Male 646
People are always going to have a soft spot for retro chic, the notions are just so romantic.
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Male 191
Jesus christ, do you teach audio production or something? :-P
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Female 761
Wait, so the next Nintendo system is the Yuu? Yuu and Wii? Lame, them Asians dun gone stole our language!

Aaaaanyway. The only reason record sales are going up is because of the emo kids going and thinking its hip. Example A: Billy the Emo

"You`re going to get to love those pops and cracks in the middle of your favorite song"

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Female 1,832
ooOOoooOOooo a DJ stand-off *insane giggle*
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Male 11
djjeffmaddox, you are wrong. Redbook audio and higher rez formats are NOT lossy. mp3s, ac3 and DTS are. The grooves on a vinyl disc are just analog representations of an audio waveform and are LESS accurate that 44k/16bit. Besides that, they degrade over time becoming even less accurate. Adding to that, vinyl has nowhere near the seperation or lower noise floor of digital. The high end on ALL vinyl is smeared and unfocused. Maximum frequency response on vinyl is 50hz-16khz tops. You are simply repeating something you have heard from someone else.
Digital replaced analog for a reason.
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Female 2,064
If you`re not a DJ, I think people would buy it for the stuff inside, and the actual vinyl for decoration. I dunno.
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Female 223
Attention all: It is possible to find new turntables that don`t look like they are from the 1940`s. We bought one for my dad about 2 years ago. It`s got a CD and tape player and works well. Too bad my father never listens to his records, so when he`s out of the house I listen to his old vinyls.

And also, when the hell did iab get spell check? Is anyone else getting red lines underneath their misspelled words? Handy, yes. Annoying, definitely.

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Male 3,301
Betcha ten bucks and a beer that the PS4 and Xbox 720 will use vinyl records. While the next Nintendo console (the Yuu) will use punch cards.
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Male 191
"The link is back?

Oh and vinyl may probably never die; it has it`s niche. DJs scratching them can be amusing in the right hands. But I`m not lugging around a record player to listen to my favourite songs. I`ll stick to my MP3 player, thank you."

It just depends on the situation, you have to remember classical composers intended their music to be heard in a concert hall and performed by a band, it wasn`t written to be recorded and played back to an audience, we just did that to classical music when we invented records. Since then, we`ve written music with the intention of it being heard on records. It just depends on the intention of the musician and the listener. For example, one can`t truly appreciate Mozart unless they listen to Mozart how Mozart wanted to his music to be listened.

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Male 191
As a DJ, I just want to point out that vinyl actually has the best sound quality. Digital sound files and cassettes all have compression which compromises some of the sound quality. Vinyl has physical grooves which do not have compression, so technically vinyl is better in that respect. As a DJ, though, the usability of digital sound is so convenient that it is beneficial to sacrifice some fidelity for convenience and to help with non-linear music editing.
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Female 1,832
Vinyl will never disappear as long as Rap exists *ugh*
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Male 2,720
Seeing as how both formats have their pros and cons, neither format will ever really die.
Until 2012, when EVERYTHING ENDS.
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Male 35
Vinyl rocks, I`ve got tons of records but then again I am a techno DJ! But my preference still counts because I can`t stand CDJ`s (cd turntables) or other digital DJ equipment!
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Female 2,196
"You ever notice how this webiste has very low standards?"

it actually has high standards if its not really boring, completely stupid or something fancylad likes it wont get posted

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Female 100
Vinyl is fantastic.
Too bad my record player broke.
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Female 913
dang, and I just sold my record player on ebay!
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Female 831
hmmm right. right away.
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Male 4,012
The link is back?

Oh and vinyl may probably never die; it has it`s niche. DJs scratching them can be amusing in the right hands. But I`m not lugging around a record player to listen to my favourite songs. I`ll stick to my MP3 player, thank you.

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Female 691
yeah im opting for tech problems. i wondered why the link had vanished.
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Male 4,246
Technical difficulties, I`m betting.
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Female 302
This was taken off the front page. o_O
Why?
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Male 991
Oh, thanks Fayth.
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Female 496
Addendum: you can still spin records on a retro player.
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Female 496
"A turntable is what a DJ uses to spin records while a record player just plays them..right?"

Not exactly. A turntable is part of the record player. You`re thinking of the difference between the portable ones and the old style, clunky, retro, standing ones.

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Male 991
A turntable is what a DJ uses to spin records while a record player just plays them..right?

Correct me if I am wrong.

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Male 272
The name slipped my mind. I went with a synonym.
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Male 991
A record player and a turntable are two different things.

I can see people buying vinyls for their turntables more than a see people buying them for a record player...

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Male 602
Wtf? was there only like one link posted?
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Male 1,142
whoever is saying they have never seen a turntable in a store maybe you were never looking for one. have you ever learned the meaning of a word you thought was not used very often then because you learned its meaning you here it all over the place? if your not looking for something its easy to miss.
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Female 691
^ ps they smell funny. :S
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Female 691
lol, i have hundreds of records in my house. i share them with my mum. theyre all in a box next to me :D
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Male 272
I was pointing at XxSpeedy, you just posted first xP
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Female 496
Accurs3d, quite a few DJs still use turntables and vinyl for remixing music.
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Male 991
What I meant when I said, "Riighhtt...What the hell are you gonna play it with?" is that I haven`t seen a new record player in a store.. in my lifetime... They`re really old I doubt most people kept their`s for so many years because most upgrade. ;]

I think people are trying hard to be "Vintage".

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Male 272
^ explain?
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Female 496
I saw one down at Radio Shack just not too long ago. And you can pick them up pretty cheap at thrift stores and whatnot. They still use vinyl for live mixing of techno/ house/ whatever-its-called music, you know.
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Male 274
You ever notice how this webiste has very low standards?
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Male 272
I recently had one, but somehow the needle broke.

Besides, the scratchy sound vinyl`s make scare me.

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Male 991
When`s the last time you`ve seen a record player for sale?
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Male 4,004
Actually...they are selling turntables still...
You gotta know where to look though. But I was in Giant Tiger a year or two ago and I saw a device with a 3 CD, 2 Cassette tape players and a turntable on top...I thought it was the coolest thing...the lame thing is they gave it a 60`s retro radio look and a price tag of 500$
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Male 272
Ehh, you beat me to it R_U_.
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Male 254
xViTAMiN22 its called a record player lol. At my house we have a massive box full of records and only recently threw out our record player as it was taking up too much room.
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Male 272
Oh and vitamin, people are buying record players for them, basically because vinyl`s have little booklets in them c.c
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Male 4,246
I`ll go out on a limb here, and say that one would use a record player (or "turntable") to....uh, play a record.

You`re not trying very hard, are you xViTAMiN22?

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Male 272
0.2% vinyl 10% digital download, 89.8% CD sales, you say?
If illegal downloading counted, those CD sales would begin to pale in comparison.
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Male 991
Riighhtt...What the hell are you gonna play it with?
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Male 205
eh?
vinyl never left
and it wont be coming back

will stay a niche for ages

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Male 19,865
Link: Vinyl Gets Its Groove Back [Rate Link] - The old-timey vinyl record is making a comeback. Might as well dump those old iPods and delete your digital files now.
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