Who still buys hard media?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Jeff Romard, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. ittigger

    ittigger 100 Acre Industry Icon

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    dunlopj DJ Extraordinaire

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    Hmmm...did not see that. I've visited her home in WVA...
     
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  3. DjDennis

    DjDennis RIP - JTV, RICK, PAUL, JYNXX, Esoteric

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    Still buy CDs, Vinyl and DVDs (movies lol)
     
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  4. dunlopj

    dunlopj DJ Extraordinaire

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    I buy every Blu Ray Disney and Pixar movie that comes out in anticipation of having my 1st grandchild...
     
  5. DJ JohnThe1

    DJ JohnThe1 DJ Extraordinaire

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    I receive a DVD with music and video monthly through my music subscription. I also still purchase my reggae music on 45s. So yes I still buy hard media.
     
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  6. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I am surprised you still have stores in your area selling vinyl.
     
  7. Jeff Romard

    Jeff Romard Moderator Staff Member

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    There's vinyl stores almost everywhere now and most do pretty well
     
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  8. TwinSpinDJ

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    Barnes and Noble sell vinyl, too.
     
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  9. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    So, apperanlty ,I still buy hard media, got a CD Single for a couple of remixes of "One Week" by the Barenaked Ladies, it seems that was my only choice, I wasnot able to find anyone place that had them as a download.

    Now, the funny part, I will have the CD to go with my one and only record, yes, I have a record version of the very CD that I just bought, ive tired many times to make a digital file from the record, but just didnt like how it sounded.
     
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  10. DJ Bobcat

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    What process(es) did you use to convert your record to a digital file? I have a device that converts an output from my stereo receiver to USB, which is plugged into a computer. Then I have an application that captures the audio. I get exact copies of whatever I play through my stereo. The only drawback is you get an exact copy, including pops and hisses. Some can be removed with a good audio editor, though, if you want to go to that extreme. I recorded my entire record collection using this technique.



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  11. rhythmgj

    rhythmgj DJ Extraordinaire (Hey, Everybody's Doing It!)

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    Constantly. LP's, CD's, DVD's-- To some extent, 45's and the occasional tape. Recently started (finally) inputting my collection into Discogs. It's a pain but when it's done, keeping current will be pretty easy.

    When you guys sell, I buy...

    GJ

    PS-- Sound-Forge is a great program for two-track editing and archiving. But if you clean your records, the stylus, and use a record weight, you can greatly reduce any surface noise.
     
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  12. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    Audio out to audio in , the record player I have access to only has a headphone jack for any sort of out , I am not a fan of records to be honest and all the extra noise that can come from them, so it was worth the $10 to me buying the CD .
     
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  13. DJ Bobcat

    DJ Bobcat DJ Extraordinerror

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    I used to LOVE my records, but now... not so much. They take up too much space. They're easily scratched. You gotta turn 'em over and play them one at a time. Try to randomly play 20-30 record albums.

    I got rid of most of my records years ago... the ones that I could buy duplicates of on CD. I only kept the rare stuff. I used to have thousands, but now I'd guess there's only a few hundred left. Who knows... maybe they'll be valuable someday... for whoever inherits them.


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  14. steve149

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    I'm still going to repair my TT one of these days (Yamaha PX-3 .. needs new tonearm drive belt). I have a wonderful Creek preamp waiting for it.
    Playing records at home is a visceral thing .. some things sound better actually .. if you can get past the pops and clicks.
     
  15. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    I take it back, The CD single is not the exact as the record, one track is different, which is good, I like the track that is on the CD.
     
  16. azdeejay

    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    I agree that some things sound better on records, just something that was before my time and I was never able to get into them.
     
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