No Sampling, Lossless Compression - Is vinyl making a comeback?

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    #45 3/4/2009

    I saw Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures" for sale on vinyl at Barnes & Noble for $20. What's next?

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    1. g L o w 104 months ago | reply

      reminds me of my eX.

    2. khai_nomore 104 months ago | reply

      Vinyl is always my favorite.

    3. 104 months ago | reply

      *sigh*...I miss those days! Thanks for posting such a GREAT shot to take us all back there!

    4. José Lojo 104 months ago | reply

      is really beautiful !!

    5. jennywalters88 104 months ago | reply

      Miss having these around. Love this shot!

    6. ♥ Amy ♥ 104 months ago | reply

      Love this! Great tones!

      You are invited to add this joyful photo to "Joyful Simplicities."

    7. TheDamnMushroom 104 months ago | reply

      Some would say it never really went away... just got harder to find because of the labels, so one resorts to imports. But the vinyl itself is regaining tread with the producers, yeah!

    8. artland 104 months ago | reply

      wonderfullllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9. Michele Pasquale 104 months ago | reply

      W LPs!
      Take a visit on my page when u want to!

    10. Booker Bienstock [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

      CDs are becoming obsolete, because digital is more portable, doesn't degrade with time, is transferable, and can be compressed to whatever level of fidelity and size required.

      For quality sound where portability and transferability isn't an issue, vinyl is definitely making a comeback, has been since late 1990s, but picked up speed in the last 2-3 years. The costs of pressing albums has dropped slightly, especially for smaller 7 and 8" short plays.

      Unfortunately, even newer vinyl albums are lossy, just for a different reason other than compression, and that is they wear out with use, and degrade with time due to humidity, temperature, light, creep, and other factors. One of the things I am working on is developing albums that are slightly more dense (by a factor of 2 to 5) and are resistant to degradation by employing newer materials, and/or can be played by non-contact pickups.

      If interested and you have some expertise in this field, feel free to flickrmail me.

    11. Vox Efx 102 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What's in Your Earhole, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. dali_lama_2k 99 months ago | reply

      jesus h christ you found joy division on vinyl for 20 freakin bucks?!?!?! I freakin HATE you!!! (read jealous as all hell) Thank you for pointing out the lossless compression, there IS NO FREAKIN' COMPRESSION!!! true beauty of the record vs. any digital format. screw anyone who says different, take care of your stuff and the record will always outperform any non-analog format you can think of. ROCK ON!! oh, and good on the dude who wants to make more durable records. unfortunately, non-contact pickups means DIGITAL, therefore means SAMPLING therefore means LOSS.

    13. jarl Lyng 99 months ago | reply

      so awesome!

    14. Manuela Pickart 98 months ago | reply

      awesome capture (:

    15. O'Grenage [deleted] 92 months ago | reply

      wow. lovely.

    16. Pearl Xiao Photography 87 months ago | reply

      Ah, I love the crackly sound of a vinyl record...
      beautiful capture!

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