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Vinyl Records, from Jim Sogi

February 4, 2013 |

 I have a large collection of vintage vinyl records including many Beatles albums, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Mann, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, John Renborne. It's pretty classic. I firmly believe that vinyl records, despite the hissing, crackling and popping, contain more information, more emotional content, and are more moving than digitized music. As soon as a vinyl record is on, people start dancing and moving. Digitized music does not have the same quality.

I have wanted to digitize them for years and finally got a turntable with a USB output and built in software to transfer them to the computer and smart phone for under a hundred bucks. It's working well with full 44k sound files sounding better than compressed MP3 format.

The hissing and crackling brings back many fond memories of spilled beer and dancing.


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