#0 / Sat, 01 Mar 08 11:10 (Edited: 20 Mar 08 10:29)
Im starting to wonder if vinyl may be on its way out for good this time. Dance music gave record labels enough custom to bring back vinyl as a top media in the music industry. I personally was against the digital era of Dance and thought i would be clutching my turntables for many years to come. Then Pioneer dealt a fatal and possibly the final blow in the war between analogue and digital with the CDJ. I'll admit, i've been turned. And with software such as Ableton and other virtual music studio's becoming more and more common in clubs everywhere i go, it seems vinyl may very soon be that thing we talk about '' from back in the day ''!!!!!
I have Serato do play the newer music that I like, but there is no way you'll find half of the old shit I have on vinyl online. So I will never stop buying records, although it is a lot more expensive.
Pretty soon instead of seeing "live" on the flyers you'll see "vinyl dj set" as a tag.
Don't get me wrong! Vinyl aint dead - dead, but from what ive been seeing around the shops and clubs its diving head first! And with programs like ableton, who knows if CD's will make it much longer either!!
I must know around 150 DJ's maybe more, and at least 70% of them use vinyl as well as other formats. Id say around 40% are hardcore vinyl purists who will always buy and continue to support vinyl as long as it is being manufactured.
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