After less than a decade of buying vinyl records and expanding my vertical collage, I’ve become a well-versed scholar in the ancient art of turntablism. If you’re new to vinyl, you’re in luck. In this post, Crate Craft is going to discuss how to find the perfect record player.
Firstly, welcome to Crate Craft and congrats for diving into vinyl! Collecting and enjoying vinyl records is a great hobby, and you’ll find it rewarding as time comes. Continue reading Beginner Guide to Turntables | How to Buy a Good Record Player
Portability isn’t one of the features of the beloved black disc. What I wouldn’t give to be able to stash a full-sized vinyl LP into my back pocket or even the whole crate. It obviously isn’t practical to lug your records with you, but you can digitize your entire collection for your mobile phone, external hard drive, or any other portable media. You get the best of both worlds and the reassurance of knowing your collection is backed up. I have the tools, guidance, and know-how to help you transform your record collection to any digital format. This is the first post in my series of guides to teach you how to record vinyl and export the audio to digital formats. Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records | Choosing Your Recording Software
Collecting vinyl records is an absolute pleasure. Record shopping, or digging as I call it, is a pastime of its own. The record shops we lend our attention to are completely open to us, and it’s an entirely new frontier every visit. We are fiercely loyal to these brick-and-mortar shops, but there are sources outside of your friendly neighborhood vinyl joint that are worth checking out. These sources can play a huge role in how you dig for new vinyl and maintain your collection. Here are three sites that will take your record collecting hobby up a notch. Continue reading Best Websites for Vinyl Record Collectors
Yes, that’s right. We are going to discuss recording records.
In my last post I discussed recommended DAWs to record vinyl on your computer and the benefits of capturing and archiving your favorite tunes. This post will guide you through the simple recording process to get audio from a turntable into a recording program, as well as…
- Recording Basics
- Basic Waveform Editing
- Audio Export Settings
Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records| Recording with a Computer
Here’s a stellar mini-documentary from Ride Music & Entertainment about the sub-culture surrounding vinyl records, turntablism, and the heart-driven memories and experiences that belong to the dusty-fingered nomads who build black stacked mountains. Continue reading Revolution: A Vinyl Record Documentary — RIDE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Dust is the silver-tarnished bread crumb of record collecting. Although we love it to some degree, the aural mischief lurks in between the grooves and wall-rides the ebony corridors of you records, causing a handful of playback issues. If you want to learn how to prolong the livelihood of your record collection, dig no further. I have a wealth of knowledge on how to revitalize your cherished music medium, but today I’ll keep it simple and provide a few easy upkeep methods. All you need is a short list of supplies. Continue reading How to Clean and Restore Vinyl Records
The thought of a mobile record store sparks a chemical reaction in the brain comparable to the sugar buzz a 5-year-old gets when cotton candy graces his taste buds for the first time. Listen close kids. Heart of Vinyl is a pop-up record store that travels to different cities and sets up shop near – wait for it – breweries!
Continue reading Heart of Vinyl | Mobile Vinyl Record Store Visits Breweries