Another aspect is, as a live music sound person, a number of groups that play where I work have Lps to sell as well as CDs. Sometimes they will give me a vinyl copy, and my first and often last play is to convert it to good quality digital files :-).
Perhaps 5% of the artists offer Lps, and some small percentage of those actually record in analog studios…
Offering Lps is a sort of “Ooo, look at that, I want one!” novelty item for these musicians. And none that I have seen have the lovely graphics that we knew and over in years past.
On Jul 24, 2017, at 11:12 AM, eliya gwetta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The whole rationale for vinyl lovers is to be able to hear their favorite
>> recordings from the analog tape era on records made with the best possible
>> disc cutting and pressing. I don't know any vinyl lovers who want records
>> cut from all-digital sources. For them, the whole point is all-analog.
> Vinyl lover here. I like an honest reproduction of an analog master, but
> that doesn't mean I pass on reissues that go through a digital stage. It
> also doesn't mean that I don't buy records that were recorded digitally,
> and then released on vinyl.
> I might be a weird vinyl consumer because I think that digital is more
> accurate than vinyl. I buy vinyl records because I will be able to play
> them in 30 years, while my digital files will probably be lost in the next
> 10 years. I also admit that I like having a physical artifact to go with
> the music I like, and at that, vinyl is so much better than CDs.