Article by Marly Luske
Vinyl and its place in today’s music market
Well, like most people seem to forget, vinyl is a lossless format. It’s ability to retain uncompressed sound from any of our latest high end digital systems allows it to be a fantastic carrier of pristine sound quality.
Many major labels have always stocked small runs of their artists on collectable vinyl. Many more smaller labels have been primarily releasing vinyl formats as an ongoing unit both for it’s ability to be used by dj’s, but also because it’s helping them make money.
Cd’s are pretty much going out the door now, what’s left is free mp3’s, better sounding mp3’s for digital sales, and the collectable vinyl (your premium product).
What vinyl does, and has always done, is slow us down, to appreciate the full impact of what the artist has crafted.
You literally have to get up every 20 to 30 mins and turn the vinyl, it’s just fantastic! You also have the possibility of hooking up a pair of great sounding active speakers directly to your vinyl player, eliminating any form of digital to analogue conversions, meaning your hearing as true of a sound to that the artists would have been working with in the studio.
Another funny truth from this, is that if we all had better sounding music play back systems, music producers wouldn’t have to crunch and smash mixes to a point where they really only sound good coming out of your iphone or small laptop speakers. It’s all getting really graaaaaaa.
A quick note, quite often the mixes on vinyl releases are different to those found on cd’s. More dynamic range is left in the recordings and of course, no down sampling.
It’s a bonus for the labels, as it’s another form of income and helps to build solid fans that want something they can keep for life, with the added advantage of real design and a hands on feel.
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19 Jul 2010
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