Search Results for: vinyl

2016

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It doesn’t matter if you dry or wet clean your records, it doesn’t matter if you use wood glue, home-made fluids with Tergitol ( used by the Library of Congress ), isopropyl alcohol and photo-flo or use commercially available fluids like L’art du Son ( there are other fluids that you might like, L’art du Son is the one I use ) .

You can use a vacuum cleaner or a sonic cleaner. It doesn’t matter. If the record has damaged grooves or deep scratches you’re going to hear those clicks and pops, no matter what you do.

Enter SugarCube – the first non-destructive, click and pop removal component for vinyl records.

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2014

1979226_10152854546650639_1844892611_oLaunched by Alfred Lion in 1939, Blue Note Records celebrates the 75th anniversary by announcing that they will be reissuing 100 iconic records from their catalog. The titles will be reissued on vinyl and in Digital Hi Def, CD and the Mastered for iTunes formats. The celebration will start on March 25th with the release of five of their biggest hits, a collection of who’s who of jazz legends: Art Blakey’s ‘Free For All’, John Coltrane’s ‘Blue Train’, Eric Dolphy’s ‘Out To Lunch’, Wayne Shorter’s ‘Speak No Evil’ and Larry Young’s ‘Unity’.

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2014

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If you collect vinyl and live in the Western world, you’ve probably come across an Expedit. Hell, if you’re over 30 years old, you’ve probably ended up shaving your knuckles building multiples of the towering matrix of 12″ x 12″ shelves, and they have quite rightly become an extra member of the family for many vinyl junkies the world over.

When Ikea revealed it was to discontinue the popular shelves earlier this week, there was predictable backlash as fans launched angry Tweets, not understanding why Ikea would offer such a death blow to the vinyl community. The Swedish furniture giant talked about a replacement, but what could replace the humble Expedit? It was perfect.

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2014

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The technology may have been popularized in 19th century, but with the attention Sculture’s new zoetrope record got last week you can easily think that moving images are going to be the next big thing.

Jump over the break and check out 10 of the best vinyl zoetropes…

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2014

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OK, you’ve got 20 million songs in your pocket. Now what? With endless choice comes a serious challenge: cutting through all that noise to find the next song that will change your life. In this era, the real rock star are the curators—the people, tools, and algorithms that bring you the music you’ll love. In this months WIRED’s music issue, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson of the legendary The Roots crew, talks about how to find music you’ll fall in love with. Read the article here and jump over the break to check out Questlove talking about technology and the superstar laptop DJs, record shopping, vinyl snobs, J Dilla and cassettes, and more…

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2013

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Kontor, the world’s biggest dance music label wanted to promote the latest Boris Dlugosch track to the advertising industry. But the target audience notoriously ignore promo CDs, so Kontor used what all good DJs use to grab their audience… real vinyl.  A vinyl record? How would anyone play that?

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2013

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Steve Jobs, the “pioneer of digital music” who brought us the iPod, listened to vinyl records when he was at home because the quality of the sound is better than current digital formats can produce, rock ‘n’ roll legend Neil Young said Tuesday during a Q&A at the Dive Into Digital conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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2012

Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPods are seemingly everywhere these days — which means there are just as many, if not more, chargers and charging cables hanging around. Personalize yours with Whooz.

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2011

A novel method of digital scratching is presented as an alternative to currently available digital hardware interfaces and time-coded vinyl (TCV). Similar to TCV, the proposed method leverages existing analog turntables as a physical interface to manipulate the playback of digital audio.

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2009

Although this is not the most convenient way to play music with your iTouch, i was absolutely mesmerized by this app’s ingenuity.The app uses the accelerometer of the iPod touch to control the speed of a ‘vinyl record’ on the iPod screen. Slowing down the record and speeding it up is just a matter of controlling how fast you spin the device.


It only really works on the ipod touch 2nd gen as the case design is perfect for spinning on smooth surfaces.Mad props to the dev for this idea, and also for choosing GangStarr – Full Clip for this video.