May 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm #1044567hyperSkunkParticipant
i’ve got lots of legally bought mp3 which are quite hard to find/expensive to buy on vinyl, so im wondering if anybody knows of a company which would convert mp3’s onto print/press/stratch machines and make a white label vinyl, or do you have to get the companies/record labels agreement before you can do that?
anyone know of something which could help out, id love to hear
sorry i havent been on much, ive been busy working at my bad boy lifeguard job!!!
hope everyone is well
/HyperMay 24, 2008 at 6:16 pm #1172552hyperSkunkParticipant
the title is ment 2b KNOW anywhere…………..May 24, 2008 at 7:01 pm #1172549
my mate got one recently, I can’t remember the site I’ll find out of him thoughMay 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm #1172544
There probably is a contractual issue with doing this, and it will be expensive anyway and probably get you a acetate (dub plate) which will only last 50 or so plays and doesn’t sound as good…(someone like Biotech or Raj will be able to explain better the reasons behind the quality loss, but Mp3 is a sub optimal format and then you will be converting it back to analogue and then re-cutting it to vinyl)
I suspect these days you are beter off making it into CD audio and using a CDJ, you can do that for the cost of the blank media with any computer, and there are less conversion stages involved.
tracks on vinyl are expensive because vinyl is becoming increasingly expensive to produce.
as much as I love vinyl/analogue technology (especially being of the agegroup where most of my early exposure to music was via analogue recordings) – I think market forces are going to kick in hard as a recessions coming and the commercial dance music scene is contracting, and more and more genres will move to CD / digital distribution. Already pystrance, UK hardcore and hardcore breaks seem to increasingly have gone that way..May 24, 2008 at 7:10 pm #1172550
I think it cost him £20 for single sided or £30 for double, I don’t know about the durability of the vynil but it seems very good quality and sounds as good as any other through a rig!May 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm #1172545spangle wrote:I think it cost him £20 for single sided or £30 for double, I don’t know about the durability of the vynil but it seems very good quality and sounds as good as any other through a rig!
acetates sound good for the first few plays but deteriorate when used regularly.
there was a place in West London what did it and the prices seem similar but if hyperskunk has loads of tracks he could buy a CDJ for the same price..
I can understand doing it for a track you produced yourself but for backing up other peoples tracks I think a combination of CD audio and digital files may soon be the future.
Look at it this way – a lot of people don’t want to go to UK tek or any other more remote rave as petrol is becoming expensive due to oil prices.
vinyl records and CD’s are also made out of oil. CD’s use way less material and store more info at much the same quality. They are also far easier to produce locally, in my house alone three of my computers could produce a decent quality audio CD and two of them are machines I was given from work as they were obsolete!
I know they aren’t as “nice” to work with as vinyl but it seems that the convenience and cost are going to win out eventually..
when I worked in legal broadcast/media in the late 90s you couldn’t find a vinyl deck in smaller radio stations. One crew doing dance music shows on a legal station had to bring their own in and I had to rewire half the bloody news interview room to get the decks patched through to the main station mixer…May 24, 2008 at 11:03 pm #1172547May 25, 2008 at 10:27 am #1172546
those ones seem OK – when my friend got his dub plate cut it was 1995 and they hadn’t invented these vinyl dubplates..
whilst checking this out though (and the development of dubplates) I found there is a genre called “Chutney music” which is a mixture of soca (the music, not the British feds), calypso and bollywood soundtracks :laugh_at::laugh_at:May 25, 2008 at 4:26 pm #1172551May 25, 2008 at 7:10 pm #1172548RajParticipant
Some cdjs are as close as you are going to get to vinyl – pioneer 1000s can be set up to behave almost exactly like technics while having some fun extra functions as well.
If you have a lot of tunes you want to be able to play cdjs are a valid option and if I was you I would go and try some…you can always do what I do at home when playing pv radio and have 2 technics and a cdj on the go if you cant afford two cdjs at one go.
Personally I would never bother to convert most mp3s to a wav format because among other things the compression to the mp3 mono’s the bass [if it was in stereo] and is a format actually designed for voice not music. Its a very lossy compression algorithm and compared to the original tracks before compression, mp3 will normally sound thin and tinny when played back over a good soundsystem. Mp3s are fine if all you have is wee pc sized speakers but over any highh fidelity system they lack omph for my liking.
If you get an option to download a flac or ape version go for that every time – will sound as good as the original on decompressing back to a normal sound file.May 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm #1172553complexialplexParticipant
ahhh so many possibilities and ideas are running through my mind. i might have to get a 12″ made up!
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