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Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby EdAInWestOC » 12 Jun 2018 20:08

We should all get together and demand a table of information about the LP.
Each LP should have this information affixed to the LP so the buyer could easily see what the LP is made of. The information should be positioned so the buyer could easily see the info on the outer cover:

1] Source Tape (Analog or Digital):
2] Tape Format (Analog copy specifics or #Digital Bits/Sampling Rate):
3] Mastering (1/2 speed, DMM, D2D, etc):
4] Mastered By:
5] Mastering Speed:
6] Mastering Hardware:
7] Plated By:
8] Pressed By:
9] Mastering/Plating Notes:
10] Vinyl Weight:
11] Vinyl Formulation:
12] Cover Type:

Any more ideas for info?
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby tcolegrove » 12 Jun 2018 21:16

I think you may have better luck pushing a rope.

Good luck!
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby zwhita » 12 Jun 2018 21:36

The names and addresses of the QA personnel at the plant, so we may throw eggs and rolls of toilet tissue at their lawn.
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby MonkeyBoy » 13 Jun 2018 04:20

EdAInWestOC wrote:We should all get together and demand a table of information about the LP.
Each LP should have this information affixed to the LP so the buyer could easily see what the LP is made of. The information should be positioned so the buyer could easily see the info on the outer cover:

1] Source Tape (Analog or Digital):
2] Tape Format (Analog copy specifics or #Digital Bits/Sampling Rate):
3] Mastering (1/2 speed, DMM, D2D, etc):
4] Mastered By:
5] Mastering Speed:
6] Mastering Hardware:
7] Plated By:
8] Pressed By:
9] Mastering/Plating Notes:
10] Vinyl Weight:
11] Vinyl Formulation:
12] Cover Type:

Any more ideas for info?


I'd love to see hits, at least the source, format and mastering plating notes. It wasn't until I had bought three of them that I found out Steven Wilson's sources for the Jethro Tull remixes were all digital. Don't get me wrong, they sound great, but I would love to have known first before pulling the trigger. It just turns out we got lucky this time. Nobody's luck holds out forever.
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby H. callahan » 13 Jun 2018 07:27

EdAInWestOC wrote:We should all get together and demand a table of information about the LP.
Each LP should have this information affixed to the LP so the buyer could easily see what the LP is made of. The information should be positioned so the buyer could easily see the info on the outer cover:

1] Source Tape (Analog or Digital):
2] Tape Format (Analog copy specifics or #Digital Bits/Sampling Rate):
3] Mastering (1/2 speed, DMM, D2D, etc):
4] Mastered By:
5] Mastering Speed:
6] Mastering Hardware:
7] Plated By:
8] Pressed By:
9] Mastering/Plating Notes:
10] Vinyl Weight:
11] Vinyl Formulation:
12] Cover Type:

Any more ideas for info?


In case this isn´t included in 2], which generation the master-tape is would be nice to know.
On 3] it would be interesting to know if they used digital delay for variable pitch or analog.
Highest and lowest frequency cut into the record also might be interesting to know.
If you´re interested in the most neutral sound-reproduction it would be necessary to know which cartridge was used to audition the test-cut(s) (the "refs").

The names and addresses of the QA personnel at the plant, so we may throw eggs and rolls of toilet tissue at their lawn.


Lol, but in some cases... would be handy.
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby Pauw » 13 Jun 2018 08:08

Magical thinking.......
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby EdAInWestOC » 13 Jun 2018 12:26

Pauw wrote:Magical thinking.......

It may turn out to be just that but you'll never know until you try.
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby TudorTurtle » 13 Jun 2018 14:45

[13] What brand Potato Chips were the pressing plant workers eating when they put my LP in the sleeve?
:roll:
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby Slavikcc » 13 Jun 2018 17:02

Unfortunately, not all labels are transparent with their releases, so getting all that information in a granular level will be very difficult at best.

I'd say the audiophile labels like Music Matters Jazz and Analogue Productions are fairly transparent enough that much of the information can be filled in easily.
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby H. callahan » 14 Jun 2018 06:34

TudorTurtle wrote:[13] What brand Potato Chips were the pressing plant workers eating when they put my LP in the sleeve?
:roll:


Lol, and did they use hairspray or similar during packing because sometimes strange deposits are reported on brand new lps which have to be cleaned off..
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Re: Demand Info About Our LPs...

Postby BMRR » 18 Jun 2018 16:27

At an absolute bare minimum — and I doubt that anyone could successfully argue against this — I think we have a right to know whether the source is analog or digital. That's nonnegotiable in my view. CDs have this information on the disc and on the liner; why should vinyl be any different?

FMI:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARS_code
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