Who Still Buys Vinyl?

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Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by djcable » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:06 am

I'm sure this has been asked a number of times.

Given that a lot of labels are now either turning digital (or starting out digital), how many of you guys actively buy vinyl?

I still purchase the odd bit of wax every now and then, but it's merely for collecting/archiving purposes (classics, ltd. edition pressings).

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by aquemini » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:24 am

i only buy vinyl, partly because i only have technics turntables and partly because its cool having something physical to dig through when selecting tunes. i don't buy all that much though so it doesn't get too expensive.

to be honest i can see myself moving to digital in the near future, almost entirely for transportation purposes as i live between different cities, but also because so many labels are exclusively digital now

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by Blerim » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:17 am

aquemini wrote:i only buy vinyl, partly because i only have technics turntables and partly because its cool having something physical to dig through when selecting tunes. i don't buy all that much though so it doesn't get too expensive.
this. only buy tracks i really like on vinyl, that way the selection levels stay high :lol:
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by Morike » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:54 am

I stopped buying vinyl when all the record strores in my city closed, wasn't keen to pay mega bucks to ship half way across the world (NZ) went and brought serato so i could keep the vinyl feel..best move ive made to be honest..specially the free tunes thing, and being able to pick and choose what tunes you want off EPs

Still have a massive vinyl collection that i play regularly :4:

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by oski » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:32 am

i do.. as do lots of people... if nobody was buying it the record labels would have no choice but to stop
i know it's not a big money earner anymore really but nobody's going to put massive holes in the label budget just to keep vinyl alive
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by wobbles » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:45 am

always been a cd guy

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by theedman » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:43 pm

Love getting a few new bits of wax on pay day. Nothing like the feel of it, although do work with digital stuff aswell as is too damn expensive to keep up with :(
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by bass_culture » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:29 pm

Yes! I'd probably loose interest in DJing if vinyl was to die. Still love going to SOTU/Phonica/Sister Ray/BM to pick stuff out, not really into buying online.
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by naphta » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:31 pm

I buy only vinyl although there are no good record stores in my area.
I'm from central europe. I order my vinyl mainly from the UK and Germany.




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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by topmo3 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:35 pm

vinyl of course. but if i had the money, i'd buy serato and play vinyl and digital combined. i've done it few times with friends' equipment and it's cool :)
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by scattybeanhead » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:22 pm

i do all the time, probably won't be stopping either
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by JBoy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:39 pm

I only buy the best tracks on vinyl, obviously somethings are only available on certain formats though. Theres nothing like the smell of wax and the pop and crackle when the needle touches the record.

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by soulkids » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:46 pm

vinyl straight, never touched anything else :h:

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by AxeD » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:47 pm

I buy a few vinyls a year. Vinyl sales are up quite a bit since 2010 so I guess a lot of people still
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by Snaps » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:49 pm

soulkids wrote:vinyl straight, never touched anything else :h:

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by __________ » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:50 pm

oski wrote:nobody's going to put massive holes in the label budget just to keep vinyl alive
Luckily for vinyl, not everybody thinks this way

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by DiegoSapiens » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:06 pm

i buy lots of CDs, i use an old disc man and my AKG K701 that sounds like heaven, and the second hand CDs are very cheap, for example yesterday i went to a collectors convention, and they were lot of old cds, i bought 9 CDs of Aphex Twin, Nightmares on wax Jazzanova and more for 20 euros
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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by mobes » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:11 pm

The reason why most record labels are digital is probably because everyone just wants to use CD instead of vinyl, very disapointing :(

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by Jurrecane » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:13 pm

I do buy vinyl but i don't buy to much. Tunes that i really like and some ep's/albums. I just like to have something physical in my hands, also like the whole searching for vinyl thing.

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Re: Who Still Buys Vinyl?

Post by bassrael » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:51 pm

scattybeanhead wrote:i do all the time, probably won't be stopping either

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