Unfortunately, the likelihood of getting a subpar LP today is far higher than it should be, and a subpar LP will make even the best of stereo systems sound iffy at best. Producing an LP is a multi-stepped process. Plus the demands of mixing for digital streaming have left LP) generation of mixing engineers bereft of techniques best suited to making analog LPs. Even many top-notch mastering engineers optimize tracks for digital media, and not for cutting an LP.
If the cutting engineer is not the dude at the plant who just pounded three beers on his Friday lunch break, but rather a sober and experienced cutting engineer working in a sterile environment on a well maintained lathe, there is hope of a properly cut lacquer.
Environmental restrictions on certain chemicals have made modern lacquer production fussier than it used to be. Excellent, now the cutter screws the lacquer into a what looks like a medieval torture device and ships it off to an electroplating plant where another engineer sprays the lacquer with silver, dips it in a nickel bath, zaps it, and eventually ends up with two metal plates called stampers.
Lacquers are often destroyed in failed attempts to create stampers, and must be cut again. The plating engineer packs the metal stampers into another odd looking packaging device and delivers it for pressing. As one who has overseen vinyl production from microphone to final packaging, I can attest to the Sisyphean nature of making a high-quality LP.
The good news is that more than a few labels are doing it, and some are even forging new analog techniques. Below are ten albums that have miraculously made it past all of the production pitfalls to stand proudly as some of the very best sounding inch vinyl LPs currently available.
Whether you dig the music or not, spinning any of these LPs will give you a good idea of what your stereo rig is capable of. Chances are, however, that at least one of these LPs will transport you to the quasi-psychedelic glory land of vinyl at its best. The grandfather of grunge is one of the most outspoken advocates for great sound quality, and his masterpiece Harvest may be the main reason he wants your stereo and source not to suck.
This edition, cut directly from analog masters and pressed in g vinyl, brings Neil and his tasty Nashville studio group into your living room. Every swishy filter sweep, grinding bass tone, and live drum beat is rendered with sculptural realism. The value of your record is closely linked to its condition. Even a rare record will not cost a lot if its condition is poor. Grading a record isn't an easy game but experience and time are the best teachers.
See our page on records conditions. Please note : This double grading is used for a quick review of the record and cover condition but it is always interesting to add specific information related to the record wear signs, writing on the cover To grade your viny as best as possible, you must distinguish its visual condition and its playing condition.
Listen to the sound of the record, the entire record! Make a note of each scratch, and other defects you may hear on both sides. Put the record on a turntable to check that it is not warped, even slightly. Changes in temperature can slightly damage a record, resulting in bubbles that could affect the listening. Look into your vinyl record carefully under the day light or under a halogen, close to the record.
Some collectors can have a higher interest in the cover than in the vinyl record itself, for instance if they want to replace the ancient cover of one of their records. At the time you list a vinyl record, it is recommended that you put one or more pictures of high quality, to let buyers see the visual condition.
LPs printed in Old Number 7 - Various - K-WEST L.A.s Hottest (Vinyl have specific covers including an ''obi'' see picture that can make the value of the record go up if it remained in a perfect condition.
They sometimes include a booklet with additional information. Please note : If your records need a good cleaning: see our paragraph about '' how to clean your vinyl records Like we said before, the first steps before pricing a vinyl record are its precise identification and condition. Now, how will you find out if your record stands out?
Just like any other collector's item, the value of a record is determined by rarity. Several other factors will also make its price vary: the artist's fame, the musical genre, the general interest on the record market There is no exact rule, but generally speaking, a record that was pressed at millions copies will never cost a lot Always remember to compare similar products check the year, the country of pressing, etc For example source JukeBox Magazine :.
Important : Keep in mind that it is mostly an investigation work that becomes easier with time and experience. Your music knowledge will improve along the process and you'll have fun while investigating. Please note that for 78's: you will avoid using rubbing alcohol, it will damage them.
Now that you know how to identify, grade and evaluate the price of your records, you are ready to put your vinyl records for sale See our seller's page and learn more about how our marketplace works. Pictures are an excellent way to promote your items. While browsing your shop on line, customers will not be able to touch the LP), nor read the information on the back of covers, like they would in a regular store or in a flee market. Therefore, photos are the best way to convince your potential buyers.
Because the seller is responsible for his item till the buyer receives it, make sure you pack your discs and musical items as carefully as you can. We recommend that you use professional record mailers rather than homemade packaging Sizes and weights will be accurate and you will avoid exceeding the weights calculated by our computer system.
Eco-friendly tip : Recycling works fine, as long as mailers are still in good condition! Forum 1 Blog 1 Sell music. Sell music. My account Cart. Music categories.
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