♪Mmmm… vinyl

Are you aware that audiophiles started uploading their favorite songs on YouTube recorded on Vinyl? Yes those old vintage record LPs & EPs, 78s & 45s are making a comeback! The advantages are a warmer, more natural sound. The vocals have more presence and sound “live”. Noticeable are fuller sounding instruments, brighter, more vibrant, true to the original source material. Analogue recordings have greater “natural” dynamic range, not limited to digital’s 20 to 20K hz. There’s no digital jitter and quantization errors, altho higher sampling rates may correct that. The biggest plus is a matter of perception, audiophiles swear that analogue captures the “soul” of music, that ineffable quality we’ve lost with CDs. Digitally recorded music sounds disconnected, flat or “dead”.

Of course there are pros and cons to either format, but it’s encouraging that vinyl’s making a resurgence. It all comes down to personal preference, so have a listen!

SIMON and GARFUNKEL – Bridge Over Troubled Water (vinyl)

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water (uploaded from CD)

Yes the analog signal from records are still converted digitally for upload onto YouTube, and all playback is downsampled to 44.1 khz cd standard, but it still has a cleaner sound because the source material (recording) is superior IMHO.

Oh well the debate rages on, for more info on this topic check out: Comparison of analog and digital recording.   In any case, enjoy your music and have a wonderful day! 🙂

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PS: We have a weekly musical theme post, if u’d like to join us for this week’s theme, it’s “Nostalgia, vinyl”. Choose your favorite selections from vinyl recordings and reminisce. Just search via U-Tube, song + vinyl. Cheers!

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