Tag: Vinyl

Geek

Gizmodo loves Vinyl

For some reason or another, in the last couple of weeks, Gizmodo has had a lot of posts dealing with vinyl and the gadgets that work with it.  I thought I’d do one big post with all of this stuff to help condense it all, and hopefully you find it a little interesting. Make your […]

Cool

David Sedaris releases new audiobook on vinyl

Here’s further evidence of vinyl’s slow resurgence as a viable audio format (a theme we’ve discussed often here at 4080): Hachette Book Group recently announced it will release David Sedaris’s latest audio book, Live For Your Listening Pleasure, on vinyl (in addition to other formats). But is it really because vinyl is once again in […]

Cool

How records are made

Lazy weekend of videos for you people out there.  Here’s a little documentary on just how those glorious LPs get made and wind up making you so happy. I think it would be amazing to own the master record of any of a number of my favourite albums.  There’s something special about having the very […]

Quick

A history of 78 labels

Ever wonder how the labels on your records evolved over time?  Well have no fear, thanks to a find on Metafilter 4080 Records presents to you Ted Staunton’s archive of labels. Some interesting labels in there, all arranged by decade.

Music

Enormous mp3 collection

4080Records, thanks to some wonderful contributors, has been shown a website that will blow your entire mind. Some enterprising fellow has been digitizing all his old LP’s.  Travesty, you say?  Sure, until you realise he’s been carefully categorizing and labeling them and putting them online as downloadable mp3s. Aptly titled “My collection of 78 rpm […]

Music

Vinyl really is making a comeback

I know this isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s a pretty cool look at the ever-growing trend towards vinyl. The Boston Globe is discussing why exactly vinyl sales seem to be skyrocketing at a time when CD sales are dropping off to the point where record companies have to sue people to make a profit. […]

Art

Recycle your CDs into LPs

Apparently you can use a record cutting machine to make a record out of more than just vinyl. Thanks to the magic of the internet, about six different sites have informed us of something that went down at the FutureSonic festival.  A man named Alexi was on hand to create what he calls recycled CD […]

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