El “regreso” del vinil

14.01.2008 @ 16:26 \04\Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:26:26 +0000\26 +0000 UTC

Según este artículo de Times, el vinil regresa con fuerza.

Vinyl records, especially the full-length LPs that helped define the golden era of rock in the 1960s and ’70s, are suddenly cool again. Some of the new fans are baby boomers nostalgic for their youth. But to the surprise and delight of music executives, increasing numbers of the iPod generation are also purchasing turntables (or dusting off Dad’s), buying long-playing vinyl records and giving them a spin.

Y las disqueras están babeando

The music industry, hoping to find another revenue source that doesn’t easily lend itself to illegal downloads, has happily jumped on the bandwagon.

Según el artículo, la venta de viniles representa un bajo porcentaje de las ventas totales de música

Vinyl records are just a small scratch on the surface when it comes to total album sales–only about 0.2%, compared to 10% for digital downloads and 89.7% for CDs, according to Nielsen SoundScan–but these numbers may underrepresent the vinyl trend since they don’t always include sales at smaller indie shops where vinyl does best.

Ok, CREO que no están tomando en cuenta la venta de viniles de música electrónica. que si bien mucha se puede conseguir ya en formato digital, el vinil es el medio defacto de la música electrónica.

Una de las propiedades del vinil es el sonido que ofrece:

Sound quality LPs generally exhibit a warmer, more nuanced sound than CDs and digital downloads. MP3 files tend to produce tinnier notes, especially if compressed into a lower-resolution format that pares down the sonic information. “Most things sound better on vinyl, even with the crackles and pops and hisses,” says MacRunnel, the young Missouri record collector.

Por último, en el artículo hacen referencia al “social experiencie” a lo que yo respondo “I don’t give a f***ing crap”. Por qué la prensa estadounidense tiene que echar todo a perder pretendiendo ser cool al aniadir frases que comienzan con la palabra “social”?

Social experience Crowding around a record player to listen to a new album with friends, discussing the foldout photos, even getting up to flip over a record makes vinyl a more socially interactive way to enjoy music. “As far as a communal experience, like with family and friends, it feels better to listen to vinyl,” says Jason Bini, 24, a recent graduate of Fordham University. “It’s definitely more social.”

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