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What Artists Get Wrong With Their Vinyl Releases: A Conversation with Masterdisk’s Scott Hull

Back in vinyl's heyday, a record's mastering process—in which an engineer would take the final mix, add the last touches of EQ and processing, and …

Music Production

Degritter attacks vinyl record grit and grime with ultrasound

The Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner is wrapped in a brushed anodized aluminum outer shell, and offers three washing settings and a drying mode, …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest ticket to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news …

Fine Body Studio painting colour scheme

25 vinyl releases actually worth getting on Record Store Day 2018

Vinyl Records

The 8 best vintage speakers for your turntable set-up

The post The 8 best vintage speakers for your turntable set-up appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Audiophile

Behind the Masterpiece: Van Morrison's Astral Weeks at 50

Editor’s Note: This is part of The Atlantic’s ongoing series looking back at 1968. All past articles and reader correspondence are collected here. …

Meal plans for runners

Running a marathon is a great time to improve your overall nutrition to support your training and race performance. By applying some performance …

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Mawson Homeschooled Study Reveals Who is Sicker

The Mawson study is a groundbreaking study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American children that shows more chronic illness among vaccinated children.

Sarawak government to assume full control over O&G industry

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg launching Petroleum Sarawak Bhd (PETROS), March 6, 2018. — Picture by Sulok TawieKUCHING, …

Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon': A Track-by-Track Guide

Over the course of decades, Pink Floyd’s 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' has become legendary for a lot of reasons. Continue reading…

Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop

In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s …

Michael Jackson

A Step-By-Step Guide To Repairing Damaged Record Sleeves

Used record sales are soaring. Whilst the demand grows at a rapid pace, the supply is inevitably dwindling. Records are being found, cleaned and …

“It’s about taking responsibility for our future”: How Brazil is reclaiming its record culture

The post “It’s about taking responsibility for our future”: How Brazil is reclaiming its record culture appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

Brazil

Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide

Here are some of the most beautiful recorded musical sounds that I have heard in the past few weeks: the matched horns and clarinet, very soft, in Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” recorded in 1950; Buddy Holly, in his just-hatched-this-morning voice, singing “Everyday,” recorded in 1957; the London …

Tesla’s record-breaking battery is the world’s best—but still needs to be bailed out by fossil fuels, eventually

In March, Elon Musk made a bet on Twitter that his company Tesla could, in just 100 days, build a 100 MW/129 MWh lithium ion battery system—bigger than any in the world—in South Australia. If Tesla failed to meet the deadline, Australia would get its money back, no questions asked.<p>Tesla came …

How to digitize your LP records

It's late November as I write this, and in the Pacific Northwest, that means rain... more rain... and still more rain.For some reason, this reminded …

Audiophile

Turntables: Anti-Skate Explained

A letter from a SoundbwoyIt still shocks me that so many people who play records for a living don’t understand the basic functionality of the …

Audiophile

UMW Oil & Gas turns around after two years in the red

KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW-OG) posted earnings of RM3.37mil in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017, its first quarterly profit in …

Oil

Stereophile's Products of 2017 Editors' Choices of 2017

<b>Editors' Choices of 2017</b><p><b>Audiodesksysteme Gläss Pro Vinyl Cleaner</b> ($4199)<br>Without playing a note, the Audiodesksysteme Gläss Pro Vinyl Cleaner rocked …

Audiophile

Review: Nuraphones are the best headphones any of us have ever heard

But these are not like any other headphones you've ever used, because they sound totally different when you wear them to when I do. The first thing …

Audiophile

Peak oil? Majors aren't buying into the threat from renewables

<b>HOUSTON •</b> Two decades ago, BP set out to transcend oil, adopting a sunburst logo to convey its plans to pour $8 billion over a decade into renewable …

Fossil Fuels

Three Landmark Beastie Boys Albums To Receive Vinyl Reissues

Capitol Records are to release special new vinyl editions of three landmark albums from New York hip-hop pioneers Beastie Boys. The three titles, <i>The</i> …

Outtake Photos From The Sexiest Album Cover of The 1960's

<b>Dolores Erickson on Whipped Cream and Other Delights</b><p>The cover is the stuff of teenage dreams and yearning of older men to return to their youth. …

Blimey! How I accidentally got abs in my 40s

Yes, those are my abs. Yes, I’m 46 years old. No, I’m not sure they’re appropriate for my age – the flesh equivalent of band logos on T-shirts, or an entire head-to-toe outfit bought straight off the mannequin in H&M. But I tell you what: I’m not giving them up.<p>They happened by accident. I never …

Yoga

How can technology this old sound this good?

The totally tubular Schiit Freya stereo preamplifier is hot stuff.<p>If you've been an audiophile for a while you've probably had at least one or two dalliances with tube electronics. The best of them have a sound that can't be matched with solid-state gear, and with tube electronics music has more …

Audiophile

The incredible record libraries where you can listen to vast archives for free

<b>Sonic treasure troves.</b><p>Vinyl might have a rep for being a notoriously expensive endeavour, but right now hundreds of thousands of records are sitting, …

Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony

It’s rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It’s even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. And yet, here we are. Sony’s …