You can love or not the pleasant, warm sound and dynamics of vinyl records, according to many people the crackling of the needle adds to the musical experience while others find it disturbing. The principle of the vinyl believers that they like to feel the music under their hands and put the needle on it.
CDs could never reproduce this experience. With the proliferation and rapid development of timecode systems it has been possible since the mid-2000s to rotate the music under our hands while playing digital formats and and we can touch it directly with feeling.
The disappearance of vinyl records has slowly changed the entire electronic music life.
One of the biggest disadvantages of vinyl was its weight, if a DJ has a longer, more varied set, he had to carry quite massive disc bags. On the one hand, this was not practical for convenience, on the other hand, in those performances which were far away, a serious problem was the safe transportation of discs.
Not surprisingly, more and more disk jockeys have switched to digital technology.
Today practically they can take unlimited audio with them on a pendrive, so you can always have those specialties at hand which may only be possible to show once a year. This freedom was unimaginable for a DJ 15 years ago.
Another great disadvantage for the mortals on earth was their price.
This has made life very difficult for young disc players or collectors with beginner and modest financial backgrounds.
That is why an average disc jockey had to think twice about what to buy.
Djs were forced to focus based on their own tastes and subjective opinions to the best discs and it contributed greatly to create a unique style and sounding.
In this respect, the relatively high price of vinyl records was absolutely no negative.
In addition, the high production and shipping costs of labels and distributors have set up a natural filter system, which basically condemned sub-standard releases to death. Of course, there were always weak attempts.
Every style, producer, label had a better and worse time.
A record label that deals with vinyl records have more limited options as a label that working with online downloadable materials. While vinyl was the number one equipment in DJs hands, even the biggest labels had to think several times about what they were investing in.
If no one bought the disc, they could close the shop after a few failed releases. This factor encouraged labels and producers to do quality work. As time went on, with the advancement of technology, the quality of cutting and mastering became increasingly important.
The selectors didn’t like discs that sounded weak, undemanding and obviously the audience is also more shows more enthusiasm for that dancing sound what they said was “sounds cool.”
Record stores were also filters: it was up to them what Dj got. Fortunately, record stores were largely in the hands of fanatics who had a more sophisticated musical taste than the average businessman.
Day and night they listened to the latest releases. They were pretty much aware of what to buy and order at the big fairs.
In addition, they also knew that they can’t get rid of the disks which are below criticism and will have to sell them at a penny sale.
Even after the spread of CDJs, were still a matter of prestige, for disc jockeys in the underground circles to someone play music from vinyl.
Of course, a lot of the money and time spent did not guarantee that a person would have a taste for music and be able to handle records and audiences, but, at some level, it was a commitment.
Releasing on vinyl for a good label has always been a big word, and it is still true today.
Numerous labels, most of them including classic,oldschool sounds, deal with vinyls in addition to digital formats, furthermore the underground labels that only print a small number of discs are also on the rise again today.
With the advancement of CDJ technology, the number of disc jockeys using timecode vinyl has also declined.
One reason is that it is much easier to drag 2 or more music to a rhythm with a CD (or laptop, autosync button).
In addition, there are a number of options that state-of-the-art CD players offer that are very difficult or impossible to accomplish with vinyl.
Another thing was gone, those who did not want to deal with tempo setting were given a new opportunity.
Although not necessarily to be the best DJ who mixes with the most technically, but who once learns play music flawlessly with vinyl, then it will be possible to do anything.
A generation has grown up who has never heard anyone play music from disc on the spot and they have never tried it, so they are not bound by emotional threads to the crackling black plates.
For them, these things are only memories of an exciting but gone era.