Record Store Day is April 22nd!

Written by on April 19, 2017

Renewing the debate over analog vs. digital recording in an age obsessed with technology and expedience.
tumblr_omfve2Effe1uycv0wo1_1280This post was updated April 2017.
Excerpted from our guide The Musician’s Guide To Vinyl, this post is a quick study of the science behind the magic of the vinyl record“.

How does vinyl work?

Sound is the vibration of particles across a medium – air and water, for instance – in the form of waves. In 1877, Thomas Edison first developed a way to imprint this information onto tinfoil by etching the electrical signal of a sound wave with a needle. Then, with another needle connected to an amplifier and speaker, he was able to read that recorded information and create sound waves.

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Record Store Day, a celebration of the enduring importance and coolness of the independent record store, is held on the third Saturday of April every year. According to the Record Store Day website, it’s a “day for the people who make up the world of the record store to come together and celebrate the special role independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.”

Celebrate the indie record store on Saturday, April 22.

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