The terms “LP” and “EP” originally come from vinyl record formats. Whether you’re getting involved with the music industry or simply a music enthusiast wanting to become more knowledgeable about the way it defines music, these are two important definitions to understand. What is an LP? An LP, in music, is a long-playing vinyl record. […]
Is Vinyl the Same Today as It Was ‘Back in the Day’?
Like almost all other music mediums, the vinyl record has undergone some changes over the years in both its format and construction. Currently, 48 record manufacturers exist worldwide. 18 of them are in the U.S. Here’s a brief history of vinyl manufacturing and trace its evolution from its humble beginnings.
What Does Wow and Flutter Mean for Turntables?
Any turntable lover knows what wow and flutter are. If you want to maximize your music playback’s potential, you’ll need to understand the variety of background factors which create high-end sounds. As with any CD player, audio tape or speaker system, turntables have several sound quality ‘markers.’ A turntable’s wow and flutter determine a record’s […]