Archive for the 'Vinyl Records' Category

21 May

Vinyl, Cassette Tape, Recording and Engineering

I saw an article in Tulsa Today News about records and basically the ‘revolution’ that is happening. There are some good pars that I will show here. “…but nothing sounds as good as a vinyl record. That’s not an opinion; it’s a fact. That’s why some records were cut direct-to-disk, bypassing analog tape with 1/8” […]

15 May

Billy Thorpe – Children of the Sun – A Vinyl Classic

Yes, I own a vinyl copy of Billy Thorpe’s Children of the Sun. I love this song. It is still a radio staple, although not to the level that it once was. Billy Thorpe had big success in his native Australia, but here in the US, we really only know him for this one album, […]

12 May

Vinyl Records – New Versus Used

I was at the flea market this morning and one of the vendors had a couple of milk crates full on vinyl records. My first thought was “great.” I went over to look at them and saw that there were about 6 Led Zeppelin records right in front. I only have there first album on […]

07 May

How Vinyl Records are Made

It’s been a while since I posted, I have bought a house and been moving. I haven’t had the chance to even hook up my turntable yet, so I am not exactly happy. But I thought I’d explain some things about vinyl for those that don’t know. I found on Youtube some video off of […]

09 Apr

Five Tips for Vinyl Listening Newbies

I read a great post today about how to get into vinyl listening for “vinyl virgins.” Many of us have been listening to vinyl for years, and some never stopped, but there are a lot of people out there who are just realizing the power of music inherent in vinyl. How the vinyl album reveals […]

28 Mar

Vinyl Albums Recorded Digitally?

I read an article this morning at the It was basically saying that digitally recorded music already has some loss of information, so why should it sound better on vinyl than CD. This is an example of bad logic. If you’ve picked up an arts section lately, you’ve probably seen a story with one […]

27 Mar

Elvis Costello’s New Album on Vinyl Only. NIN Gives You Options

That’s right, Elvis Costello is releasing his new album “Momofuku” only on vinyl album. If you buy the album, you will get a code so you can download it on MP3. There will be no CD release for this. Is this a hint of the direction of formats? Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (NIN) […]

21 Mar

What is an Audiophile?

I love records. I love the sound of a vinyl record, even if it has some imperfections. There is such a warmth and realism in the sound of a record that I just don’t get from a CD. It helps that in addition to being a musician, I have done a lot of sound engineering, […]

14 Mar

Interview With a Vinyl Record Store Owner

I saw a great interview with a record store owner in Santa Cruz, California. The article was done by City On A Hill Press, a site from the University of California. It’s nice to see that there are still stores open that sell vinyl. With peer-to-peer programs and CDs making music far cheaper than buying […]

27 Feb

Procol Harum – Live on Vinyl Record

This is an interesting album. Up until this time (1972), many people thought of Procol Harum as a one hit wonder with their hit song “Whiter Shade of Pale”. When they decided to do this album, guitarist Robin Trower quit the band because he did not want to play with an orchestra again. What was […]