Off Center Records: How to Spot this Pressing Error & Can You Fix It?

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, Vinyl 1015 Comments

Off-center records are all too common and sometimes tricky to spot. It’s a vinyl pressing error and there’s a good chance you’ve got some off-center records lurking in your collection.  Below, we explain what an off-center record is, how to spot one visually, and how it affects sound quality. Lastly, we’ll explain what you can do to correct the problem. … Read More

10 Fun Facts About Vinyl Records For The True Vinyl Geek

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry5 Comments

Despite the convenience of digital streaming, vinyl records continue to grow in popularity.  The world of vinyl is full of interesting facts and details that even the most seasoned collector might not know. To celebrate the lasting returning success of a format once written off as obsolete, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts about vinyl records for the true … Read More

Creative Ways to Display Your Vinyl Records

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, New to Vinyl, Record Storage7 Comments

Besides the great sound, ritual, and process, a huge part of vinyl’s lasting appeal is undoubtedly the aesthetic. Enthusiasts hail the large format artwork and the sense of satisfaction that comes with physically owning the music you love as just part of the reason why vinyl record sales continue to grow year-on-year. Many album covers are pieces of art in … Read More

The Best-Selling Albums of All Time – USA & Worldwide

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry4 Comments

Crafting the perfect album is a true art form. There’s a certain level of skill required in taking a collection of individual songs and compiling them into a finished body of work. When everything comes together, an otherwise ordinary handful of tracks become something extra special, capturing the heart and minds of music fans for decades to come. So what … Read More

VMP Announce New Audiophile Pressing Plant

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, News5 Comments

As the industry continues to feel the strain of long production times and frustrations with quality control, could this be a sign of more things to come? In a recent major statement, the leading vinyl record subscription service, VMP (Vinyl Me, Please), announced plans to open its own pressing plant in Denver, Colorado. In the statement, VMP CEO, Cameron Schaefer … Read More

Locked Grooves Vinyl – Endless Fun (Literally)

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry22 Comments

In a recent feature, we explored the weird and wonderful world of run-out groove messages. From mastering engineer signatures to hidden messages and inside-jokes, there is a whole world of interesting etchings to explore. Closely related to this topic is the world of audible locked grooves. Standard records have a locked groove at the end of each side, usually in … Read More