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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

AKA distortion
in the same manner of tube distortion, this is a pleasing kind. I enjoy and am more moved by an LP than a CD/FLAC version of the same album. its all up to you.
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It's the process, or ritual, if you will, of playing the music that makes vinyl fun.
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Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

in the same manner of tube distortion, this is a pleasing kind.

Touch of distortion gives sound more grit, edge and energy when used deftly.
Hard to imagine clean sounding electric guitars all the time.
Distortion pedals aren't standard when playing back vinyl or digital on a home stereo but are exciting sounds just the same.

Overdrive Distortion Pedal

Overdrive/Crunch Distortion Pedal

Fuzz Pedal

Hi-Gain Pedal

Power Tube Pedal
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I remember being pretty far gone on some evil substance in the 70s & 80s, watching the needle and cartridge go up and down over the warping in the album. Up and down, up and down - it was only a small amount of warping, but at the time it seemed huge - up and down, round and round, up and down...

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and the sleeves are cool, plus many LPs are pretty neat to look at too.


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That's something that's unfortunately lost with CDs, and especially with digital distribution. Even the so-called special edition albums that aim to recreate a miniature version of the album sleeve don't really do the original album art justice on account of their smaller size, and I've never felt looking at a picture on a screen, no matter how large and detailed, is a good substitute for the real thing.

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I think one of the best photographs of Steve Jobs ever, is with him seated on the floor of his empty living room playing records.

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Yeah, Jobs was a big vinyl guy. Interestingly enough, I've never seen a pic of him ever walking around with an iPod. The only time I've ever seen anything to do with him and an iPod was when he was doing one of his keynotes.
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I can certainly agree with you on the album art - that was a big loss when miniaturization became the norm. However, picture disk & colored albums were never more than an oddity for me. I think I only owned one - and I can't even remember what it was - maybe a Grateful Dead DDD remaster? Or maybe a Yes DDD? I sort of remember it being something trippy. tongue.gif

I do love all of you, but you must have a fair amount of OCD in you to really appreciate vinyl... (Billy ducks & covers his gonads to avoid being kicked)

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

That's something that's unfortunately lost with CDs, and especially with digital distribution. Even the so-called special edition albums that aim to recreate a miniature version of the album sleeve don't really do the original album art justice on account of their smaller size, and I've never felt looking at a picture on a screen, no matter how large and detailed, is a good substitute for the real thing.
I definitely missed all those special inserts and what not. Or even the wacky packaging versions of CDs were fun and a bit exciting. The digi pic just isn't the same.
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Yeah, Jobs was a big vinyl guy. Interestingly enough, I've never seen a pic of him ever walking around with an iPod. The only time I've ever seen anything to do with him and an iPod was when he was doing one of his keynotes.
He inadvertently stumbled upon the idea of an iPod because he was frustrated that people were still buying vinyl so he tried to persuade everyone to go digital, leaving vinyl all to himself..... evil_smiley.gif
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Did we actually expect Jobs to use i[fill-in-the-blank]s himself? They were designed merely as tools to ensnare the minds and hearts of the masses so he could then dictate our thoughts and hoover up our money! :veryevil::rolleyes:

 

Seriously, Jobs liked gadgets as much as the next guy, but I believe his genius was not really in the technical aspects of things so much as in recognizing where there was a market for something and in assembling the talent necessary to produce and market it.

 

Therefore, it wouldn't surprise me at all if he was a bit of a luddite in certain respects. Or maybe spinning vinyl was just a particular thing (like headphones!) that he happened to like.

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Yeah, Jobs was a big vinyl guy. Interestingly enough, I've never seen a pic of him ever walking around with an iPod. The only time I've ever seen anything to do with him and an iPod was when he was doing one of his keynotes.

I've seen pics of him on his plane, with earbuds in, listening to his iPhone.
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I can certainly agree with you on the album art - that was a big loss when miniaturization became the norm. However, picture disk & colored albums were never more than an oddity for me. I think I only owned one - and I can't even remember what it was - maybe a Grateful Dead DDD remaster? Or maybe a Yes DDD? I sort of remember it being something trippy. tongue.gif

I do love all of you, but you must have a fair amount of OCD in you to really appreciate vinyl... (Billy ducks & covers his gonads to avoid being kicked)

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You know how OCD I am, bud. It borders on psychosis. biggrin.gif
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:thumb: Tonight, I think we do the candle-lit listening session with vinyl. Y'all put me in the mood...

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