High definition vinyl might officially become a thing thanks to this new Austrian startup

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Music snobs around the world may soon welcome another auditory deity into their aural pantheon: high definition vinyl.

After receiving a new investment of $4.8 million, Austrian startup Rebeat Innovation says it could have the very first high definition vinyl LPs in stores by summer 2019.

The making of Rebeat Innovation’s vinyl involves “3D-based topographical mapping combined with laser inscription technology” to burn the music directly to the stamper. The company has said this results in noticeably higher audio fidelity, louder volume, and longer playing times than conventional LPs. What’s more, record snobs around the world won’t need to change a thing about their in-home setup, as the records will be completely backwards compatible

For now, Rebeat has hopes to acquire a large laser system this July and have test stampers sent to a few “early mover” pressing plants by the end of the summer. Rebeat’s funder and CEO Günter Loibl said they plan to make an official appearance at the Making Vinyl conference in Detroit.

“Our goal is to officially present our test stampers at the Making Vinyl conference in October,” he said. “It will take another eight months to do all the fine adjustments. So by summer 2019 we shall see the first HD vinyls in the stores.”

H/T: Pitchfork

The Bloody Beetroots Drops Video For ‘Nothing But Love’, Announces Vinyl Release Of “The Great Electronic Swindle”

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One of electronic music’s most revolutionary and original producer/songwriters THE BLOODY BEETROOTS returns with the video for “Nothing But Love” featuring Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons. The song appears on THE BLOODY BEETROOTS‘ third studio album The Great Electronic Swindle (Last Gang Records) which fans can pre-order limited edition colored double vinyl today here. The

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The Bloody Beetroots Drops Video For ‘Nothing But Love’, Announces Vinyl Release Of “The Great Electronic Swindle”

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One of electronic music’s most revolutionary and original producer/songwriters THE BLOODY BEETROOTS returns with the video for “Nothing But Love” featuring Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons. The song appears on THE BLOODY BEETROOTS‘ third studio album The Great Electronic Swindle (Last Gang Records) which fans can pre-order limited edition colored double vinyl today here. The

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Reptile Dysfunction launches Think Sideways Edits

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Doorly and Reptile Dysfunction proudly present the first of their new vinyl Think Sideways Edits series, in which the label boss will be calling in favors from A-list stars and bright young guns to release some heavy duty, club-focused edits and sample heavy cuts. Since launching in late 2016, Reptile Dysfunction has been resolute in

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Reptile Dysfunction launches Think Sideways Edits

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Doorly and Reptile Dysfunction proudly present the first of their new vinyl Think Sideways Edits series, in which the label boss will be calling in favors from A-list stars and bright young guns to release some heavy duty, club-focused edits and sample heavy cuts. Since launching in late 2016, Reptile Dysfunction has been resolute in

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Stream counts and vinyl sales surged in 2017, according to new RIAA report

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The Recording Industry Association of America — RIAA — surveyed the state of the US music market in its summary of the sales of recorded music in the United States.

The RIAA’s report indicated that physical sales have surpassed those of the digital download market for the first time since 2011. Revenues for the physical and digital sectors increased 16.5% to $8.7 billion, despite the industry’s regression to its 2008 revenue level, which is 40% off “peak numbers.”

Streaming unsurprisingly comprises a large portion of the US music market, accounting for up to 65% of total recorded music revenues. Paid subscriptions to music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music exceeded 35 million subscribers, as compared with a total of 22.7 million in 2016.

More than 300 billion songs were streamed on streaming services that show ads, including YouTube, VEVO, and ad-supported Spotify.

Downloads alternatively fell 25%, in the midst of the physical market’s loss of just 4%, a decrease that the summary underscores as “a lower rate of decline than recent years.”

When it comes to physical formats, vinyl reigns supreme in market ascendance, rising the fastest out of all physical products. Revenues from LP and EP sales rose 10% in 2017 alone, thus marking the 12th consecutive year of sales climbs for vinyl, vinyl now making up 8.5% of all US album sales.

H/T: Resident Advisor

Time Warp unveils 2018 schedule and brand new vinyl-focused stage

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Just three weeks before its 24th edition, Time Warp has announced its intensely curated 2018 schedule.

Boasting 43 acts across six stages in just 19 hours, conflicts may prove inevitable, though thudding techno will unequivocally reign supreme.

2018 also brings forth a new focus on vinyl virtuosos for Time Warp in the form of Floor 6, a newly curated area where several of techno’s top vinyl heads will alternate between records and digital. The area will be headlined by Ricardo Villalobos and Raresh, who are set to bring a solid four-hour b2b. The new stage also boasts Nicolas Lutz, Sonja Moonear, and more.

More information on Time Warp and tickets are available here.

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This new Technics SL-1000R turntable retails for $20,000

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As vinyl sales continue to rise, the niche market is continually capitalizing on trends, filling in holes and satisfying the desires of ample audiophiles in the interim. Most recently, the Panasonic Corporation has catered to the high-end market with the release of their new Technics turntable, the SL-1000R.

Retailing at $20,000 — at least according to Trusted Reviews — the new turntable features what Panasonic is calling “the world’s best signal to noise ratio.” As a complete turntable system, the SL-100R features a S-shaped magnesium tonearm and SP-10R at its base which are both mounted to a matching plinth. Unlike the SP-10 and SP-10R — which mean audiophiles need to supply their own tonearm and mounting plinth — the new turntable is fully complete.

Panasonic’s new turntable points at an increasingly vast gap between the range of audio-tech preferences. Considering entry-level vinyl-lovers can purchase an Audio-Technica stereo turntable for $99.99, the new Technics turntable is likely just another signal that the gap between vinyl-listeners will only continue to widen. Hopefully, though, it leads to more widespread quality focus, too.

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H/T: Resident Advisor

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Vinyl Sales Hit Another Record Setting Year In 2017

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According to Neilson Music, 2017 was an all-time high for vinyl record sales during a one year period. Total sales were 14.32 million. This is up from the previous record made in 2016 of 13.1 million. If it seems strange that these high sales are being hit so long after the golden eras of vinyl,

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New app allows users to mix vinyl records in virtual reality

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German virtual reality gaming imprint EntroPi Games is blending old school technique with new school technology with the reveal of the world’s first vinyl mixing DJ application. The app, dubbed Vinyl Reality, simulates the look and feel of a vinyl DJ setup in virtual reality, equipping the user with two VR controllers and a VR headset, designed with the help of professional DJs. Once inside the app, users are presented with two digitally modeled turntables and a two-channel mixer with volume controls, EQs, and PLF.

Vinyl Reality even provides a realistic digital record crate next to the booth so users can sift through selects between their mixes. The application allows users to record their mixes and export mixes, and it also supports separate audio inputs, which means we’re likely not too far away from live streamed virtual DJ sets in the near future. What a time to be alive.

Vinyl Reality is available now.

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