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the one show says its not dead....discuss

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sales have been on the rise for a good few years. i'd say cds will finish up before vinyl does tbh

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agreed....vinyl and mp3s all the way

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i think the advent of mp3 has breathed new life into it tbh. bands release on it and can actually make cash from sales whereas CDs and mp3s are ripped and shared and downloaded and it cuts sales down so low they are practically nothing. also, the mp3 download sites seem to take a massive cut off labels

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i never thought i'd see vinyl make a recovery...glad i never sold/got rid of any of mine

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yeah its been happening for a few years. i dunno if CDs will disappear like a lot of people seems to say it will, but its funny how vinyl has outlasted every other form of recorded media for decades. its also paramount to mastering standards staying good....the amount of digital releases that are just squashed through a big limiter vst in wavelab is ridiculous!

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Can someone explain why the new vinyl releases in 130g are better than standard vinyl. Obv to do with weight but im curious

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why did technics stop making decks? they seem to be getting popular again.

they have stopped making them havent they

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afaik it all to do with the way the record wears out. the old brittle ones hardly wore out but if u drop them they smash like plates, then they moved onto more flexible oil extract plastics like PVC so they didn't have to be so heavy or thick. now they are making them thicker, mostly for control vinyl. heavier ones warp less so they last longer and the needle can cut them up more before u hear a difference in sound AKA wearing out.

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i know technics stopped the mark 5.... i dunno if they ceased making all the others altogether. i'd imagine they are victims of their own products amazing build quality if they are not selling as many as before.

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I much prefer carpet tbh, not as cold on your feet

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never in the kitchen tho.....and deffo not in the bathroom!

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I think its great cos i still use my 1210s regularly(altho admittedly with control vinyl).......i just love turntables

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They are still making technics decks. Just stopped one of the range, mk5s I think

They recently released a ltd edition 1210

Vinyl sales are up with the music collector buying more vinyl. With djing it's a small percentage of what it was in the 90s

I was djing last night on all vinyl and the gig was an eye opener. I spent a week getting tunes ready and every track was something I loved and had took time and effort to find/buy. I think it showed as I got a good response to the music. I have become lazy with djing and too many gigs going through the motions, this has a lot to do with switching to digital and putting less time and passion into finding music.

I plan to stop djing out as much and practice sets again and put proper prep in, not switching back to vinyl but getting the new traktor with sample decks and start working on remix sets and incorporate vinyl

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Also my last gig in the Hudson was me and Keith Connolly playing vinyl, that guy has some amazing records you could never get digitally

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if so peoples attitudes changed to spending, sales of music could go nuts, i smoke and spend say £15-20 a day on cigarettes, for a non smoker with the attitude of a smoker to what they want, music/video sales could go mad, if you didn't smoke and had the same attitude you could buy a vinyl/cd/mp3's, a video, a cheap computer game everyday,,

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KOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPA

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can you still try,,

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have you seen that myspace have linked up with itunes for downloads, quite cool, thou they are 99pence each,,

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DiscoDave.....you'll not really notice much difference between a record and a 130g record tbh. The whole heavy vinyl thing is more aimed at the audiophools who want to spend a fortune or reissued lp's. That said there are a few labels that are worth looking out for. Any release on Classic records 200g quiex is usually amazing for sound quality and mastering. Peter Gabriels stuff is done to a high standard as well. By far the best lp in terms of mastering over the past few years has been the 'vinyl factory' edition of Massive attacks heligoland.........stunning. Heavy vinyl also tends not to warp easily so you wont notice wow and flutter (so to speak).

If you are just listening to 12" dancy stuff it hardly matters what its pressed on tbh.

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cheers Zygote :)

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Sure half of you hoors can't mix anyway with your wee controllers and shit. Fair play to vinylists. Real DJs.

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what he said^

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Funny enough i think that everyone who posted on this that djs all use vinyl

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Mates bringing his technics round tomoro night and been going through the old records, no better feeling than switching on the technics years ago and putting on a freshly bought vinyl.
Wish id half as much enthusiasm for dance music now.

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It doesn't have to be dance music m8......I got bits of jazz and soul in my vinyl collection, innit

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First tune. i dares you not to snake those hips

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This is me really starting now, need everyone to lift their drinks and move out into the garden. open all windows

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I know it's freezing, put your coats on

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Here's some of mine:

Russ Gabriel - airborne
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The poets of thought - the rhyme goes on
m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Inter city - grooving without a doubt
m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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Bt and tsunami one - hip hop phenomenon
m.youtube.com/watch?v=...

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Nasty direction change.
Roni Size / Reprazent - Brown Paper Bag

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That is all you need

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My collection would say no. Hahaha zygote, awesome.

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Liked it so much i reposted it.

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One of my all time faves.

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Arrrrgh, my collection would say yes.........

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Love the Bissmere track.....Bandulu were awsome ;)

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apparently if you use it, you are a "real dj".

a waste of plastic.

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Would have no interest in using it for DJing as the benefits are by far outweighed by the negatives... outweighed being the operative word.

That being said, the only music I buy now is on vinyl. There's something really nice about putting on a record and doing nothing but listen to it and read the artwork. You get more selective about what you buy and when you buy it you really listen to it properly.

Loads of bands are really going to town with their vinyl releases too in terms of artwork. Arcade Fire's last album and Daft Punk's RAM are class on vinyl.

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Completely agree deci...will expound at a later time

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If i'm playing techno i'll be uising vinyl as you just can't get my tunes on mp3. Otherwise, i'll be moving towards laptop djing. Though my house, d&b and electro records get a wee whirl every so often.

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Buying vinyl is so fucking expensive and the second hand stuff is hit or miss. Picked up second hand copy of Harvest by Neil Young today in Head for £2. I was delighted until i played it. It's fucked and sounds shite.

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Just clean it with pva glue

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I must look into that. Thanks. Have you tried it yourself? I've a few I could try that with.

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Good luck with the PVA lol.....Just get a new micro fibre cloth and some cleaning fluid. My mate has a record cleaning machine and it actually would surprise you how much a difference it makes ....even to a brand new lp!

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I agree on what Deci has said about buying music on vinyl. I like that purchasing music on vinyl is still a difficult decision. You deliberate and cut down on a list of potential records, narrowing them down to ones you really really want. Instead of blindly downloading 100s of MP3 which sit in a folder somewhere never to be listened to again. With a record you have a tangible, visual object that holds some sort of value to you as you have passed on other records to buy the one you have in your collection. It is more immersive and with a good quality amp and speakers you can get the best out of the music.

I still buy a couple of house/techno records each month, mainly ones that aren't available on mp3 or wav and I find myself going back to these records far more than the digital downloaded records.

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However, the guts of £10 for an EP is slightly ridiculous. However I guess that because most of the labels are independent and put out a limited run of records, they need to make some profit on the initial expensive outlay of releasing on vinyl.

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Wood glue works perfectly well for cleaning old vinyl - I've done it twice now with amazing results. It's daunting but there's plenty of guides online.

Microfiber cloths and carbon fibre cleaners only superficially clean them in my experience.

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I love the ease of sourcing and buying an mp3 but I have fuck all connection to it. Few years ago I lost all my music on my hard drive when I had to format it. I didn't care and almost felt good starting again and being more selective. Selling a record I like though is more difficult.

I buy 95% of new music digitally but it doesn't come close to watching for and finding physical products. Practicality of digital is obvious but over saturation and no physical product lessons it's worth and personal connection

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