Today there are mainstream retailers who are giving vinyl a new spin. It’s pretty nostalgic and vinyl music makes all memories coming back from our respective eras. So far the best response right now is that customers have just been that they like it, they feel like it has a better sound quality and can withstand the test of times.
Analog recordings on most LPs are continuous, which produces a truer sound but; there are some new LP releases that are being recorded and mixed digitally but delivered analog format. Some purists also argue that the compression required to allow loudness in some digital formats weakens the quality as well.
But it’s not just about the sound; it’s more on the affinity of the whole experience of playing music on this kind of format. The crispiness of the format alone sensing the side A and side B puts a push on the finer notes. We could describe the phenomenon as a music that puts emphasis on more than just music. The renewed love and interest seems to be catching fire.
The interest seems to be good news. Turntable sales are picking up and digital versions in vinyl recordings are attracting hype. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, manufacturers’ shipments of LPs increased 36 per cent from 2006 to 2007. That number is expected to rise another 30 per cent by the end of 2008.
In August the three music giants such as Warner Music Group, Universal Music Enterprise and Capitol/EMI have announced they will be refurbish as many as 30 albums. Especially young men between 20 and 30 years old account for the most purchases either from on line stores or record bars, but there’s also a lot of middle-aged and seniors who wanted to reminisces their old days. They all chorus in one voice that vinyl has a warmer sound and convenient play length.
These record turners seem to be operated on direct human touch because listening to it needs to have the human effort of getting up and change the record. You must make it sure that you will handle the needle with reverence because these vinyl records are prone to scratches from accidental mishaps. It is supposed to be well taken care of even dusts must not co-habit with these records. Vinyl records are good collectibles too and an investment tool to preserve the arts of these popular bands, signers, and orchestra.
It is pretty much cooler because whenever you want to play music on your mp3 you must turn on your laptop or pc and go to a cache of files. Whereas, if you play vinyl music you just have to get your record and place it on your turn table while you have the luxury of sitting comfortably reading the daily news. Music sounds great on vinyl if you get a nice, decent copy, and the warmth of the sound makes those good old memories alive again.