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Vinyl?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Quirk, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Quirk

    Quirk Distinguished Member

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    Anyone still has vinyl albums in their music collection? I have around 200 that I'm not sure what I should do with.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    There's a whole vinyl culture built around sterephiles, which I suppose might also correlate with that Hobbies thread.

    DJs still use vinyl, I believe.
     


  3. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    DJs still use vinyl, I believe.
    Depends on the genre. Electronic music DJs have mostly moved to CDJs and laptops. Rock, pop and even modern hip-hop tend to still be on vinyl.
     


  4. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Wedding DJs have switched to CDs because vinyl weighs a ton.
     


  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Laptops and digitized audio files are totally the best for DJing. Just bring one thing and you're set. There's even automated mixing and beatmatching software that can make DJing a lot easier.
     


  6. Manny Calavera

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    Depends on the genre. Electronic music DJs have mostly moved to CDJs and laptops. Rock, pop and even modern hip-hop tend to still be on vinyl.

    Hm. It depends on your style. I have a mixed-source approach where I integrate two Technics and my Rane with a complete Elektron set-up and some pre-programmed stuff that I've run through Logic Pro. Most decent DJs are so varied these days because traditional electro is soooooo trite. For instance, I played a VIP gig last week at Cafe Saint Ex and my main bag had:

    Animal Collective: Sung Tongs
    Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash
    Booka Shade: Movements
    Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner
    Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles
    Frank Sinatra: In the Wee Small Hours
    His Name Is Alive: Detrola
    Los Angeles: X
    Miles Davis: On the Corner
    Mylo: Destry Rock & Roll
    Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
    Sigur Ros: Agetis Byrnjun (sp?)
    The Velvet Underground & Nico
    Vitalic: OK Cowboy
    Xiu Xiu: Fabulous Muscles

    And I know a lot of bleeding-edge electronic-only turntablists.

    I'm also an audiophile, and I have a nice Rega. Seriously, nothing sounds better than vinyl. Unfortunately my mp3s outnumber my vinyl about 10 to 1 and it is way to expensive to get ahold of anything but the newest when it comes to decent music.

    Maybe...you should unload it all on me? [​IMG]
     


  7. mbc

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    I don't know the exact figure, but I'd estimate I've got between 400 and 600 vinyl records, almost all of it electronic music.
     


  8. Earthmover

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    I only have around 15, but I have a few favorites:

    Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
    Dr. Zhivago Soundtrack
    20 Chart #1 songs by the Beatles (with a phenomenal long version of Hey Jude)
    The Eagles - Hotel California.

    While I have digital versions of all these, I strongly prefer to listen to them on LP.
     


  9. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I mostly collect vinyl, and then download the same album digitally for making mixes or playing it my car.

    Jon, I love your taste in music.. but you need Mu on there. You can't have a dance party without "Tell You Something"
     


  10. j

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    I have a bunch of vinyl and turntables and a nice mixer... used to be into the turntablism/dj stuff. I really never use any of it anymore. But if there is an artist I like, if I can, I get their album(s) on vinyl to support them and then download it. Well, let's be honest - if I like them I've already downloaded it. But I only want to buy albums on vinyl because audio CDs do me no good anymore. I burn MP3 CDs for the car (which I rarely drive anymore) and listen to MP3s in the house.
     


  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    For vinyl, it has to be a tube amplifier. There is no other option.
     


  12. Thracozaag

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    Will never give up my LP collection--they sound better than the CD counterparts, anyway.

    koji
     


  13. cheapmutha

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    im slowly replacing my cd collection with vinyl. im just using an old motorola turntable,nothing fancy, but im in love with the sound. also finding alot of good old vinyl at thrift stores helps.
     


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    I've got about 200 or so, but I usually only use my two time coded vinyls which I play MP3's through. It's much cheaper than buying new records and much better (IMO) than using CDJ's.
     


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    My friend's father has about 20,000 jazz albums, all vinyl. His son told him about the iPod. 7,000 songs right in your pocket.

    "I've always had the songs, right here," he said, pointing to his heart. "I don't need some godammed computer."
     


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