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.
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lou Judson
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 1:52 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Vinyl Sales DOWN - why? See interesting WSJ article today
Thanks. That one says basically sales are slipping due to poor sound, bad mastering, and not using the original analogue tapes.
Most recordings these days never had an analog stage, but it would still be possible to make a good-sounding Lp from a born-digital source. But most people have forgotten how, if they ever knew.
It is all a bad business decision to do it the way they have done it...
Yet hi res downloads are still growing!
On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:38 AM, David Crosthwait <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A similar article is here:
> https://www.channelnews.com.au/vinyl-sales-slump-quality-blamed/ <https://www.channelnews.com.au/vinyl-sales-slump-quality-blamed/>
> David Crosthwait
> DC Video
>> On Jul 24, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Tell us a little about what the subscribers' article says...