joi, 20 iunie 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly labels. Vinyl related...

Typically good quality labels (better than CD quality):
Cisco, Mobile Fidelity, Blue Note, Analogue Productions, Audio Fidelity, Speaker's Corner, Sony, Columbia, Heavenly Sweetness, Music on Vinyl (MOV), Third Man Records, Rhino, Quality Record Pressing (QRP), Sundazed, Universal, Mobile Fidelity Silver Label, Music Matters, Speakers Corner, Reference Recordings, Pure Pleasure, IMPEX, ORG, Mosaic, Cesky, ACT, ECM, Stockfish, Linn, Groove Note, Inakustik, Master Music, Sam Records, Decca (until 80's), Deutche Gramophone, Analogphonic, APO records, STS, Sheffield Lab

Inconsistent quality:
Back to Black, 4 Men With Beard (4MWB), Napalm Records

Labels that produce low quality LP (worse than CD quality):
DOL, Doxy, ZYX, Vinyl Lovers, Simply Vinyl, Abraxas, Tapestry, Abkco, Friday Music, Get Back, Vinyl Magic (VM - BTF), Lilith, Akarma. Skorpio, Ermitage, Not Now Music, Jazz Tracks Records, Jazz Beat, 52nd Street Records, Doxy Music, ZYX, Jazz Wax Records, Wax Time, Nuclear Blast Records

It is a debate about vinyl versus CD quality...  In fact, the mastering and mixing processes is more important than the music support. Nevertheless good press house will keep the quality flag high. :)

Regarding the quality, is not only about the quality of the recorded sound but also are included other aspects related to vinyl such as scratches, bents, edge cuts, size of the hole and so on...

Guys, do not hesitate to give feedback based on your vinyl experience... :)