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What's going on when people talk about digital vs. analogue masters

<b>We asked three mastering engineers to explain one of the most frequently misunderstood parts of the record manufacturing process.</b><p>It’s been 10 years …

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Vinyl Record Worth $3,300 Discovered for $3 in British Charity Shop

As originally seen on Exclaim.ca.<br>Here's a valuable reminder that you should always check how much your vinyl records are worth online before selling …

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The Wall Street Journal is Totally Full of Sh*t When It Says the Vinyl Boom is Over. Here's Why.

<b>Published on</b> August 20th, 2017 | <i>by Alan Cross</i><p>0<p>The Wall Street Journal is Totally Full of Sh*t When It Says the Vinyl Boom is Over. Here’s Why.<p>You may …

The Ten Best Albums to Own on Vinyl, According to Our Readers

No surprise, The Dark Side of the Moon eclipsed all others by a huge margin in our voting, but if you want the band you’re in to start playing …

Mobile Fidelity Readies For Release Two Made In U.S.A. Turntables

Mobile Fidelity, best known for its superb vinyl reissues is close to releasing two made in America turntables and a phono preamplifier.<p>The …

Riva Audio’s multi-room Sonos competitor launches in the US

Riva Audio is best known for its Bluetooth speakers, but earlier this month, the company released its new multi-space wireless speakers much later than originally planned. The WAND series is comprised of two speakers: the Arena and the Festival. Both include multiple ways to play music, including …

This new modular record frame allows you to display and play your vinyl

June 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Not just for show.</b><p>Want to display your album artwork on the wall and have access to the record to play it? Record Roots is the …

Denon DL-103 phono cartridge

| Jun 8, 2017 | First Published: Sep 1, 1975<p>This low-output moving-coil cartridge can be fitted with different styli. The basic DL-103 has a 0.5-mil …

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How does a vinyl record make a sound?

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These were David Bowie’s 25 favorite vinyl records

Digging through a friend’s record collection can be an interesting way to get to know their tastes and personality. Looking through an artist genius’ …

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Rush “Unlikely” To Tour Again Says Guitarist Alex Lifeson

During the recent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies in New York, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested the band’s touring days were now …

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (10th April)

April 10, 2017 In Features, New Vinyl Releases<p><b>Arca, Future Islands and more.</b><p>Such was the offering of new albums this week that we’ve had to bend the …

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Home Grown: "My collection means adventure, peace of mind, friendships"

April 9, 2017 In Features<p><b>Because every record collection has a story.</b><p>Home Grown is our series profiling you lot and your excellent record …

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House of Marley Unveils 'Eco-Conscious' Turntable

House of Marley, the company co-founded by the son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley, today announced its entry into the turntable market with the …

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Blue Ella planar magnetic headphones review

Wild, striking design and potent, pristine sound make Blue’s Ella headphones a killer choice for any listener.<p>Wild, striking design and potent, …

Father John Misty, Joey Bada$$ and 15 More New Albums to Hear Right Now

Also: The Chainsmokers' 'Memories ... Do Not Open,' Future Islands' 'The Far Field,' a new Pentatonix EP and more<p><b>Rolling Stone Recommends</b><p><b>Father John</b> …

The Ultimate '90s Salsa Playlist

Celia Cruz's "La Vida es un Carnaval" has been stuck in our heads for a while now, so we figured it might be high time to take a trip down memory lane back to the '90s. It was a time when some of the best salsa music came out and blessed the world with those upbeat tempos. Let's enjoy some of these …

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Jethro Tull’s Songs From The Wood gets 40th anniversary release

Jethro Tull’s 1977 album Songs From The Wood set for deluxe reissue to mark 40th anniversary.

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Crosley C20 Turntable Review: Crosley Goes After Vinyl Enthusiasts

<b>Crosley Goes Upscale with the C20</b><p>One of the big surprises over the past decade has been the steady climb of record sales, even as overall music sales struggle. Despite the rise of streaming music services like Spotify and Apple Music, vinyl sales hit 25 year highs last year. It’s gotten to the …

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Ramones to release 10-disc set of pre-1980 7-inch singles for Record Store Day

[tweetmeme]A box set of 10 pre-1980 singles by the Ramones with reproduced Sire labels and picture sleeves (where applicable) will be released next …

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The Fascinating Rise Of Third Man Records As The Most Influential Vinyl Label In America

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, his government cost-cutting plan emerged, and one of its proposals was the elimination the National Endowment for the Arts. It’s a ludicrous stab at cost-cutting, since the NEA accounted for 0.003% of federal spending in 2016. But it exposes an unavoidable …

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How Elvis Costello Helped Paul McCartney Get His Mojo Back

Costello recalls collaborating with the former Beatle in 1987—songs that are newly released on a reissue of McCartney's Flowers in the Dirt.<p>Elvis Costello is a very good foil for me," Paul McCartney told <i>Q</i> magazine's Paul Du Noyer in 1989 of the fellow Liverpudlian he'd teamed up with to write some …

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How Discogs Dragged Record Collecting Into the 21st Century

A rare interview with the core team at the beloved music cataloguing database and marketplace.<p>Most of the world's great companies have a good creation myth. Nike was started from the trunk of Phil Knight's car. Apple, Google, and Amazon all started in a garage. Discogs—the music cataloguing …

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The official list of Record Store Day 2017 releases

March 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Over 500 good, bad and ugly editions.</b><p>Following the rumoured list, Record Store Day has now officially announced its vinyl …

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McIntosh MT5 Turntable

Go ahead, take a few seconds to savor the radiant splendor of the McIntosh MT5. Rolling Stone dubbed it "The Turntable of the Gods." Fitting, indeed, …

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‘Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield, whose 1970 solo was widely sampled in hip-hop, dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.<p>His wife, Jody Hannon, told the Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure about noon at a Madison, Wis., hospital . He had been suffering from kidney …

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How to get the best sound from your record player: A step-by-step guide

March 29, 2016 In Features, Turntables & Tech<p><b>Five easy ways to radically improve your vinyl listening experience.</b><p>Record players work by measuring …

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How Johnny Rotten Joined the Sex Pistols

In his scabrously delightful memoir, Lonely Boy, the guitarist for the Sex Pistols describes how they auditioned the wrong John, hired him anyway, …

The 8 best mid-range turntables for upgrading your set-up

<b>Take the step up from budget level.</b><p>This is the ‘big one’. It’s all very well buying budget when you’re still finding your feet in this hi-fi malarky. …

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