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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by Themis » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:32 am

i also have friends who now start to buy vinyl again, i sense a kind of uptrend here.

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by Kiani » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:37 am

yeah i also think it's just hip for the youngsters to play vinyl again, like it was cool to go digital 5 years ago, cos it was something new

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by gowans » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:47 am

Anyone still doing distro themselves these days or is it pretty much impossible with the price of things?

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by deccard » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:32 pm

::BLM:: wrote:I know lots of labels selling more then 500. Our last 3 releases have sold more then that. There seems to be a few labels that are still hitting over 1000, and then quite a few doing around 600+ mark. There was a time that we were selling much less (2 years ago) but now it has picked up again. However I also know a ton that are doing like 200-300 copies, so its hard to say for sure where the vinyl market is at right now.

I know a lot of people that have gone back to vinyl including myself. I actually regret spending so much money on digital music as I don't think I will ever play it again.
i ment you can still get away with releasing more interesting less trendy edm music on vinyl without ruining yourself (as long as it has a certain quality of course).
techno made me do it

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by clubfoot » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:45 am

I've bought more vinyl (about 8 pieces) this year than in the last five years - also refreshed my Stanton 500 needles. Feels and sounds great. So there you go.

I've also bought about 10 CDs - but these were funk and souls albums.

p.s. also, have to add that mp3 is just no comparison for vinyl. fact. WAV is acceptable for digital performance, but mp3 really shouldn't be played out (just handy for ipods and internet convenience).

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by zentex » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:48 am

i play vinyl only, always have. at home though, i find myself listening to mp3's and cd's, but that's when they're being played at a low volume...in a dj situation at a club with big soundsystem vinyl has no challenger. of course most of the people aren't that picky in the sound quality they hear in clubs or mixes...for most it's all about the music and party, not about the sound.

i recently ran a reasonably big venue where we had about a dozen of different dj's passing by every week, and what stroke me the most was how consistently the digital dj's had worse sound than the vinyl ones. not sure why, but the digital dj's somehow tend to forget there's a mixer with eq for them to use, and just auto-mix one track after another without paying attention to the overall sound. music selection and mixing is important but if you pay attention to the sound aswell you'll go that extra mile. not that the crowd would give a fck...they just wanna listen to the music, get drunk, do drugs and dance.

also, i increasingly find a lot of kids who see dj's playing vinyl actually showing them some respect just for the fact of spinning wax. it's not unusual for some youngster coming up to the booth and say something like: "hey man, wtf, you still play vinyl?" and giving that approving nod.

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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by dav.id » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:34 am

interesting point of view by Nina Kravitz :
http://halcyonline.com/2011/qa-nina-kraviz/
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Re: Vinyl only?

Post by LouisVee » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:25 am

zentex wrote: also, i increasingly find a lot of kids who see dj's playing vinyl actually showing them some respect just for the fact of spinning wax. it's not unusual for some youngster coming up to the booth and say something like: "hey man, wtf, you still play vinyl?" and giving that approving nod.
Sometimes people respect me just because I know HOW to mix vinyls... lol!

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