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Listening to a vinyl record has been a very sophisticated listening style. People who come to this form of music are usually very delicate.

The sound of vinyl record is very different from the popular digital audio now. While the digital sound is somewhat magical, it is easy to adjust the sound, the pitch of the singer, the sound of the vinyl record has its own charm. When listening to a good performance of a vinyl record, people hear stereo sound, as if you are listening to live orchestra playing, the position of the instruments in the orchestra, the vocalist’s real and inspiring voice. Therefore, in the world in general, there is still a difficult part of listeners, especially love, collect and enjoy vinyl record. Special music that fit vinyl record like Jazz – Blue, classical music or Acoustic instruments.

The vinyl record has a three-piece structure: the reader or phonocatridge, the mechanical part or the tonearm, the turntable part is the rotary wheel and the motor. There are two types of common readers: “dynamic magnet” or MM needle (Moving Magnet). The second type is called “Dynamic Coil” or MC needle (Moving Coil). The cheaper MM is very popular, the MC gives better sound quality than the MM type, most expensive readers are now MC types.

Perhaps the vinyl record player, besides enjoying the sound of it, also requires the character of the person to be careful, sophisticated and must have ears for music. For vinyl record players, besides the main investment is buying gramophone, sound, speaker, vinyl record … players also have to invest in spare parts such as compressed air dust guns, carbon brushes to sweep dust on coal plates. (For example, an $ 15 AudioQuest brush), antistatic spray (such as $ 50 Allsop Orbitrac 2 disk cleaner), special brush and solution to clean the needle tip of the record. Coal discs must be stored carefully in a glass cabinet to avoid dust, environmental humidity or high temperatures, causing the disc to explode or warp

While the digital world is growing strongly, vinyl LP continues to be collected with stable production levels, perhaps due to their warm, natural analog sound. So, how can LP achieve such unique sound qualities!

In 1877, Thomas Edison was considered the inventor of a phonograph, the first device that could both record and playback sound. This device records the sound bar directly when the dimples on the foil wrap around a grooved roll, which is then played back by rotating the roller, following the movement of the needle along the lines. That groove, vibrates the corresponding mechanical diaphragm and reproduces sound. By the 1880s, Volta invented a wax-coated cardboard cylinder using vibrations of gramophone needles, like a seismograph, called the “hill-and-dale” method, like Edison’s. . Until the beginning of the 20th century, the cylinder was finally replaced by the flat disc recordings that we use today. But even then, the sound is recorded directly on the disk mechanically. Such “acoustical” recordings are based on a large audio device connected to a gramophone needle. When the sound waves that cause vibration will vibrate the needle, and put those vibrations into the hand-cranked disc.

The problem is that the amplitude of the low notes (bass notes) is many times higher than the notes with a higher pitch, the lower-frequency sound occupies more physical distance in each segment, then , high and medium sound bands will be lost during playback. This makes the sound distorted as well as heavy bass. It was not until 1925 that audio inputs were run through a microchip and an amp to increase the range as well as volume without depending on the physical properties of the audio equipment, and the era. The “electrical” records have started. These recordings are deliberately adjusted for high sound bands and low bass, making the sound balanced during playback. 78s – recordable discs with rotational speed of 78 RPM- are seen as a technological leap compared to predecessors.

5. Location Set Turntable

You need an overall observation to arrange turntable so that it is most reasonable. This may not sound like a big deal, but this work contributes to a more viable effect instead of simply placing the turntable on the shelf.

On the other hand, vibration is a visible phenomenon when turntable is active. In theory, vibration occurs when the needle moves through the grooves in the record and produces sound. The vibrations from the outside, therefore, will also blend into the signal, usually hiding in the form of noise. If the vibration exceeds the permissible level, it will cause the “needle to jump” and everything becomes a disaster. Therefore, music lovers need to put the turntable on a solid surface to eliminate generated noise, such as a coal disk shelf designed specifically for effective vibration reduction.

6. How To Upgrade The Components?

Regular system upgrades depend on the cost of the player. Accordingly, with the introductory models (entry-level), allow audiophiles to replace or adjust some components as follows:

The Platter
Platter is the part used to place the record directly. Considering the general principle, the heavier the platter opens up the vibration resistance better. Therefore, vinyl lovers can use Platter to improve vibration resistance.

Tonearm

Tonearm is a suspension device that exposes the disc of the disc to contact the vinyl surface. The quality of the disc needs to significantly affect the accuracy and stability of the rotating disc.

Stylus

Stylus functions to interact with grooves on LP, as well as bridging to reproduce realistic and detailed sound. Updating slylus is easy, done quite often by users.

Finally, music lovers need to consider choosing to buy a fully analog signal processor player in combination with an analog to digial converter or a built-in USB turntable to “digitize” vinyl music sources.

1. Investing money in Vinyl Record


Symbolizing the most basic vinyl enjoyment, most common vinyl record – designs that have been around for a long time – are often shielded by plastic protection frames and speakers. However, in order to feel the full performance of the warm and lively performance, LP players need to invest in the respective system levels.

With mid-range turntable, the obvious improvement is no longer equipped with loudspeaker, instead will be paired with removable speakers. In addition, because the majority of record players do not have enough capacity to download speakers, the support of the pre-amp phono plays an essential role. On the other hand, once lost in the “hi-end enthusiast society”, everyone understands the importance of each element of the popular LP system – typically: platter, tonearm and some other factors.

In general, boldly “withdrawing a purse” means opening up the opportunity to touch closer to the quality of great entertainment, though always be alert in spending for hi-end play that “has no stops” .

2. Hand Adjustment vs. Automatic Adjustment

Audiophiles can optionally adjust the manual mode (Manual) or automatically adjust (Automatic) when “buy” yourself a rotating disc tray. This, more accurately, involves installing and replacing the needle head (cartridge). Accordingly, with automatic system, full operation is performed by only a button. Otherwise, the user picks up and hangs his hand on LP according to a certain position.

Most mid-range turntable and high-end integrated manual correction. Even so, don’t be too bothered because it’s easy to learn this technique.

3. The Rotating Speed

Most records rotate with 1 of 2 standard speeds, calculated in RPM. Accordingly, vinyl 17.78 cm (aka singles) dial 45 turns per minute, while 30 cm records (also known as albums & Eps), turn 33 rpm. Note that all disc wheels support these two rotation speeds.

4. “Digitize” Analog Signal Discs (Analog Records)

After all, the music lovers need to consider choosing to buy a fully analog signal processing player combined with an analog to digial converter or a built-in USB turntable to “digitize” vinyl music sources. This port also allows fast, convenient and accurate copying of music to MP3.

As a hip-hop fan, not knowing the man behind the title The Grand Master Flash is quite literally a punishable offense. This is because he was one of the pioneer DJs to come up with the beat on which emcees rhymed on in the very beginning. The Grand Master Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is of Barbadian origin but grew up in the United States, specifically in the Bronx, New York. He is currently a hip-hop recording artist and renowned DJ.

His journey did not happen by accident however. He made a name for himself cutting, scratching and mixing music on vinyl discs. The vinyl discs came to his attention through his father who collected records from black American and Caribbean artists. He may have gotten in trouble for messing with his father’s priced records but he learned a few tricks through them.

Some of the tricks he learned from messing with vinyl records and crayons in his room was the backspin deejaying technique where he isolated short drum beats and extended them over a longer period. He did this by plying duplicate records such that while one played, he was looking for the other section he wanted in the second disc. He then alternated playing both records in intervals such that when he stopped one, he immediately started the other on cue. On this technique, he could loop one beat and play it over and over again. This is one of the basic deejaying techniques that are still standing up to date.

It is through this looping that he came up with beats that emcees would then rhyme over, creating rap music in effect. After creating a beat through juggling, he then incorporated another technique that included isolating a short section of the music and repeating them over the beat rhythmically. In addition, he perfected the art of scratching the records to create a more captivating sound that drew audiences to listen to his mixes.

Once he perfected his craft, the Grand master collaborated with a few emcees to produce records. The Furious Five was born out of this. This was a group of artists that poetically rapped their lyrics to the beat created by the master.  Together, the Grand master flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 2007 in recognition of their talent and contribution to the Hip-hop industry. The Grand Master also promoted the freestyle rap battles as emcees started battling it out to give the best lines to his beats.

Other than the Hall of Fame induction, the Grand master also has an array of awards to his name. These include the I Am Hip-hop Icon Grammy award in 2006, another 2011 Hall of Fame induction for him and the Furious Five for their single ‘The Message’ and the Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. In his honor, Netflix has a series known as The Get Down to tell his story and a documentary called Hip-hop Evolution in which he tells story.

With a collection of over 10 albums under his belt, the 60 year old has definitely lived a memorable life in the rap scene and there is no stopping him as he is still very much in the producer business.

You might think that vinyl records are a thing of the past, but they are starting to make a comeback. Many people are looking at vinyl records as a sort of nostalgia and they’re starting to collect them. There are several stores that are now offering a vinyl records because they are being sought after by many collectors and people that are just generally interested in the sound of music that comes from a vinyl record. Here are a few tips to start collecting vinyl records.

Decide Why You want to Collect

The first thing you will need to do is to decide how you want to collect a vinyl records. You may have a certain band that you like or you might want to relive your youth when records were more popular. You should have a general idea of why you want to collect records as this is going to make it easier for you to start a collection. You should generally be interested in vinyl records before you start collecting them.

Cataloging Your Records

As you develop your collection, you should start to catalog it. You can do this easily with a computer and a spreadsheet. You can make note of the band, year the record was released, name of the songs, and so on. This can make it easier for you to find a record in your collection.

Decide What to Collect

It will be virtually impossible to collect everything so have an idea of what you want to actually collect. You may be into classical rock, 50s music, 80s music, and so on. it will be easier for you to collect records if you have a general idea of what you want to collect so that you’re not overwhelmed by the amount of music and records that are in circulation.

Protection

Wild records are meant to be played, you may want to keep them in a more pristine condition especially the album covers. One way you can do this is to encase the album in plastic. the plastic that you by can have an opening so that you can still take the record out of the plastic but the cover is protected. Some people will simply slice the plastic that comes with the record and leave this on the album cover and just listen to the record inside. you don’t have to put plastic on the records if you don’t want to, but this is an easy way to protect the cardboard coverings which can easily become damaged.

Where to Buy

There are many places that you can buy records but there are a few places where you’re going to find plenty of choice. The best place to buy a record is going to be eBay. The reason for this is that many individuals are trying to unload their older albums because they’re either using CDs or they are simply listening to music on their smartphone and have no need for their older albums. You’ll find a wide range of records on eBay so this auction site should be your best choice. You could also take out classified ads and ask people if they want to give up the records or you might go to forums where people talk about music and ask if they have any records for sale. Other things you could do is to go to garage sales, flea markets, and any other place where people it might selling things they no longer need.

This short guide should get you started collecting records. Collecting older music can be a great hobby because it reminds us of our youth and the good times we once had.

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I love Halloween but always wait until the last minute to figure out my costume. In the past few years I’ve been a piecemeal Walker Texas Ranger, an abridged version of The Dance Commander (twice), a shadowy representation your mom, and–when my locks flowed like the mighty Mississippi–a shoddy Andrew W.K.

This year the problem remains the same–what to be, what to be.

Maybe a Steve Jobs zombie? But then the decision becomes which Steve Jobs to reanimate.

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Uncle Steve Zombie?

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or is it….

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Evil Steve Zombie?

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or maybe even….

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Prep Hipster Steve Zombie, complete with Apple belt buckle-wearing Zombie Woz?

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I just can’t decide!

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>>>Click here to download Halloween Sound to Make You Shiver on MP3

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>>Also check out Disney’s take on Halloween Sound Effects here

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Tracklist 

A A Night In A Haunted House 15:02
B1 Witch Laugh 0:27
B2 Count Dracula And His Victim 0:26
B3 Screams 0:24
B4 Screams & Groans 0:31
B5 Moans & Groans 0:45
B6 Cats 0:46
B7 Dogs 0:39
B8 Banging Shutter 0:59
B9 Phantom Piano 2:03
B10 Creaky Door 0:18
B11 Breaking Windows 0:01
B12 Thunder 1:53
B13 Wind 2:47
B14 Frankenstein’s Monster Breaks Loose 1:11
B15 Hooting Owl 0:21

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Strawberry shortcake was created in 1977 by an illustrator for American Greetings, as in the greetings card people who also brought you Care Bears. During the following five years the Strawberry Shortcake marketing machine pumped out dozens of characters to populate a truly fruity world full of sweet adventures.

These include lovable dreamies like Plum Puddin’, T. N. Honey, Cherry Cuddler, Café Olé, Lucky Bug, Flitter-Bit, Philbert Wormly III, and the putrescent Peculiar Purple Pieman.

Most characters were packed to the brim with sugar, spice, and a pun that was quite nice. However there was one character whose story is truly tragic. Se llamo es Baby Needs-A-Name.

Let’s meet her, shall we?

Hey wait a minute, that’s not Baby Needs-A-Name! That’s just Hector being a crybaby. Stop scaring away my readers, you big crybaby!

Well who is this masked baby? Why, it’s the Phantom Pooper, making stink you wouldn’t believe. But you better believe it, brother, because it’s here to stay!

Whoa there, Don, this is a family establishment! Put some clothes on and help us find Baby Needs-A-Name!

Geeze Louise, Vaibhav, right out in the open? Finish up and help us find Baby Needs-A-Name!

You too Trish! And while I don’t agree with your religious beliefs I respect your right to worship how you see fit, ya big wethead!

You aren’t even a real baby, Reborn Rhonda! Just the extremely lifelike representation, or rather idealized fantastication, of some lonely woman! Get a life!

Baby Leroy, are you ok? Baby Leroy? BABY LEROY? Don’t worry, we’ll come back and check once we find Baby Needs-A-Name. I promise!

Gosh, Tigerbaby, you sure are cute! But I have to find Baby Needs-A-Name, stop distracting me with your vacant eyes!

Hey Baby, aka Birdman, aka Ronald “Slim” Williams, what in the heck are you doing here?! Nevermind, I’m sorry, stay as long as you’d like. Hey, you haven’t seen Baby Needs-A-Name have you? Sorry, right, I know…stupid question.

Jesus, Baby Jessica? Wasn’t that like 20 years ago or something. This is getting ridiculous. Where in the Sam Hill is Baby Needs-A-Name???

Oh, God, it’s…it’s ManBaby Steve from the Costco bulk candy department. I, oh God, yeah I threw up a little. Yep, definitely some corn on my uvula. I don’t want to look for Baby Needs-A-Name anymore. Thanks Steve. No, I most certainly don’t want to play. Yes, I know what you mean by “play.” Please go kill yourself.

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Here’s a few fun facts about Mick Jagger:

1) Mick Jagger and David Bowie may or may not have boned. I think all the real proof you need is in the following video.

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2) Mick’s on-stage moves and grooves are thanks in part to the fact that he’s triple jointed. This is an extremely rare condition that affects only .0001% of the population and 95% of Mick Jagger. His knees go this way, that way, and that way…and his pinkies do all sorts of gross, inappropriate things.

Even more remarkable is the fact that his penis has the mobility of an African elephant’s trunk while maintaining an erection that registers a 10 on the Mohs hardness scale.

And it can grab things. Like this following reenactment of a lazy night on the Rolling Stones tour bus.

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3) The Falklands War in 1982 between Argentina and Britain wasn’t a dispute over land claims. Rather, it was Argentina’s response to the Rolling Stones’ blockade of Tattoo You LPs from reaching Argentinian shores. For some reason Mick firmly believed, and still believes, that Argentinians are “a bunch of silly wankers,” and refused to offer them his sweet licks.

The reason for this position is somewhat unclear, but many rock historians site the strong possibility that the stupid half-albino-mustachioed lead singer of Argentinian rock group Serú Girán may have had something to do with it.

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4) In 1977, shortly after creating a space-age lubricant for the Space Shuttle at Edwards Air Force Base, engineers Daniel Wray and Erich Drafahl started work on an even more advanced lubricating substance. It was commissioned by Mick himself for use after his upcoming shows, which would eventually become the album Love You Live.

In past tours, during numerous post-concert lovemaking sessions with girls of questionable moral fiber and age, Mick encountered a serious problem. At the peak of sexual intensity the object of his amorous intent would, time after time, burst into a magnificent shower of fire and fleshy embers. It’s believed that Mick’s elephantine member was simply hitting too many hot spots of the female anatomy. Maybe one day women will evolve to withstand such murderous pleasures. One day.

So, in response, Mick put Daniel Wray and Erich Drafahl hot on the case of solving the dilemma of catastrophic hot crotch. Through these two engineers’ trials and many errors we now enjoy the fruits of Astroglide, which can be found at your friendly neighborhood smut shop.

I must emphasize errors in Mr. Wray’s and Drafahl’s efforts. One clinical trial with an early formula of the lube proved too slippery for even Mick’s willy. Latest reports sighted the unlucky test subject sliding his way through the San Francisco Pass in a stretch of the Andes between Chile and Argentina.

Where he, and his ice rink coin sack, will slide on into next is anyone’s guess.

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San Francisco Pass: Terrain not friendly to the old brain pouch.

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5) Not everyone can have moves like Mick Jagger.

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This is the first album that’s been uploaded from the monster stack of abandoned LPs I found on the corner of Silver & Alemany in EXCELSIOR, SF, CA. I have a strong suspicion that this disc, along with the hundreds of other derelict bargain discount albums, belonged to the recently deceased owner of Force of Habit Records.

Now, I can’t be for certain on this since my investigation into the last place of residence for “Braindead” Devereaux, which should have correlated with the location of my find, was pitifully fruitless at best. I just feel that anyone throwing out so many records with $1 Force of Habit stickers probably let them go them in a hurry…if you catch my drift.

So, if these were indeed your unsold and unwanted discs I thank you, sir. I will try to give this unsellable record something of a 21 gun salute in your honor.

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So, here’s a short explanation of what this album is for those unfamiliar. Mike + The Mechanics was a spinoff from the band Genesis, who had a few solid hits during the Reagan administration. Their music has little meaning to those born before 1990, but those of us lucky enough to remember Small Wonder will definitely have a piece of memory tied to Mike’s tunes. That’s about it, how’s that for a short explanation.

Here are two hits from this self-titled album. They’re truly a must have for any 80′s lover.

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CAUTION: EPIC VIDEO BELOW

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Of course, there were other spinoffs from Genesis during the 80′s and beyond. Here’s the top five spawn of Genesis, because everyone loves a list of winners.

5) Phil Collins

Phil’s probably the most highly recognized member of Genesis for the casual listener. His hits, such as “In The Air Tonight,” have been featured prominently in recent films like The Hangover. He also has an abnormally tiny bald head, not unlike that of an aging koala, which tends to brand itself within a person’s psyche.

4) Peter Gabriel

This founding member of Genesis found success with the help of John Cusack’sbeautiful but not quite young, not quite old, not quite white, not quite Japanese, not quite human, not quite animatronic face. Peter also thrust ridiculous sexual innuendos into the supple, swollen folds of a claymation vessel that red-rocketed straight to the top of the charts in “Sledgehammer.”

3) The Binding and Attempted Murder of Isaac

God and Abraham were real good buds. Well, buds isn’t really accurate. Abraham was kind of God’s little bitch. One day God said, “Hey man, you know what, kill that boy of yours if you’re really mah dawg.” Abraham didn’t really want to, but he didn’t want to be a little bitch either. So, he prepared to do God’s bidding…for God is good.

At least he tried to. After tying up his son and preparing to do a bit of the ol’ stabby stabby an angel flew down and said, “Jesus, Abraham, that old fuck’s really got you whipped, LOL!” And lo, Abraham was punk’d.

Anyway, the angel told Abraham to slow his roll and let Isaac go–God was only playin’. And then Abraham killed some ram to appease God. This made God happy, because Abraham’s god was a fucking weirdo.

Amen.

Glory! Blessed be His word!

Hallelujah!

2) The next Justice album.

Well, it’s either going to kick ass or I’ve just jinxed everything. Either way my dick is in a vice: let’s just hope it’s the vibrating sort.

1) The soundtrack for Pebble Beach Golf on Sega Genesis

This is the only music I’m requesting for my funeral. With these clean, innocent, yet sophisticated MIDI melodies my soul will soar the highest reaches of the Celestial Kingdom. No need for cremation or burial–with this divine electronic symphony my mortal husk will explode into 10,000 butterflies that will travel south on Carlos Slim’s private jet stream…

…only to be squashed by some spoiled 7-year-old kid wearing Crocs on spring break in Puerto Vallarta.

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