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My life in 12 inches.

I want to make a Web page that's basically just a bunch of evenly-sized square tiles which pulls specific album covers (from Amazon or Discogs or...) using some kind of input, whether it's drag-and-drop or entering a source URL or whatever. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 13, 2017 - 2 answers

Help me find this interesting website when my Google-Fu is weak!

During my freshman year of college, I was in a class which used an interesting website as part of a lab problem. I find many references to the problem it solves, but no links to this specific website. I kind of want to show of the ridiculousness of some of the answers this website generated. [more inside]
posted by tckma on May 27, 2015 - 2 answers

Used records in Amsterdam

My previous thread was a huge success, so I thought I'd give another go. We're talking vinyls, we're talking shops, only this time, we're talking Amsterdam! I'll be visiting Amsterdam for four days, and I will be on the hunt. Do you know any good places for vinyls in the city? Thanks!
posted by lipsum on Mar 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Need a good bag for hauling LPs

I would like to find something that I can take on trips that will hold a good stack of LPs, and also double as a sturdy weekend bag that can be used as a a small carry-on for flights. [more inside]
posted by plasticpalacealice on Feb 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Looking for pieces of vinyl

Some moons ago I found an online vinyl record store that seemingly had hundreds of thousands of records for sale for dirt cheap. I cannot seem to find this link in my bookmarks nor can I locate via standard Google searches. Since I lost my hidden gem, I was wondering where everybody else purchases their records. Musical tastes are varied, but mostly lay in the rock genre with jazz and classical right behind. Thanks!
posted by wile e on Sep 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me figure out what James 'Blood' Ulmer record this is.

What James 'Blood' Ulmer record has a photo on the back of him and his band wearing African attire and looking tough? My boyfriend wistfully mentioned having owned it and I'd love to pick up a copy for his birthday. [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Apr 21, 2014 - 2 answers

What is that book of cover art from self-released records?

I feel like an idiot "wasting" a question on this, but it's driving me crazy and I am experiencing uncharacteristic google failure. Some time in the last few months I read reviews of a book of cover art from self-released LPs. The hell was that book called?
posted by dersins on Jul 30, 2013 - 2 answers

Legal and Tax Ramifications of Paying Subcontractors

I've been doing a fair bit of freelance work, and it's to the point now that I have to sub out certain tasks that are outside my area of expertise. I don't want to make my clients cut multiple checks if I can avoid it–want them to just deal with me to keep it simple and neat. However, I do not want to be on the hook for income that is actually going to a sub. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on May 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Is home-etching of vinyl records possible in any manner?

I have a very clear memory of part of an interview in the film Hype! wherein a member of.. some band.. I can't remember. And frankly, my mind might be fabricating this whole memory for want of such a thing to exist.. but he was talking about pressing vinyl LP's at home, recording them OVER other records that were bought from a store. Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.Then taking the sleeves and pasting new art over the old.. I remember a clip where he seems to operating some sort of home version of a vinyl lathe. The record looking smooth and blank up until the point of the needle, where you see grooves being made as the record spins past.. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Feb 15, 2013 - 13 answers

I need to buy or rent a record lathe, please guide me in the right direction.

I need to rent or purchase a reasonably priced record lathe to cut short run vinyl LPs. Advice/contact info needed. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Nov 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Why no full length LPs from Electronic Music Producers?

Why is it, or is there a why, as to some artist/producers/labels focus mostly/solely on putting out singles, 12", EP etc, and not full length albums? [more inside]
posted by J0 on Nov 15, 2012 - 9 answers

40 acres and a huge personal liability

My friend owns a property jointly with several other family members. What are his options for 1) limiting his liability 2) optimizing the legal/tax situation for hypothetically putting capital improvements into the property and 3) optimizing the legal/tax situation for transferring ownership when a part-owner passes away or sells their interest? [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Sep 18, 2012 - 1 answer

My turntable's too fast

My turntable plays records too fast. It has no adjustment knob. How can I slow it down? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Give me your best 12 inches!

What essential vinyl LPs should I buy? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jul 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Who knew Mott The Hoople even put out that many records?

Where do flea market vinyl dealers get their records? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Who scratches words into vinyl records?

Who the heck is it who scratches words into the centers of vinyl LP's? [more inside]
posted by facetious on May 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Digitizing Them Big Plastic CDs

Best practices for burning vinyl to digital on an Ion Turntable? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2012 - 2 answers

What is this gas grill fitting?

What is this gas grill fitting? (the bright brass one at top with 3 orifices) [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Apr 11, 2012 - 7 answers

How Old Is My Quadrophenia Vinyl Album?

How can I tell if my copy of Quadrophenia is an original pressing? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Nov 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Unidentified Vintage Porn LP

Identifying an unmarked vintage erotica 33rpm LP record album? [more inside]
posted by well_balanced on Oct 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Are LP download codes legally giftable?

Does gifting a download coupon from an LP sleeve to someone else constitute copyright violation? [more inside]
posted by milk on Sep 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Genie in a box

Less expensive dust-cover for Pro-Ject RM 1.3 (aka "the Genie")? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Aug 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only.

Help me identify this hippy album from my youth from a vague recollection of the inside cover only. [more inside]
posted by Jofus on Aug 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Windows XP USB soundcard?

I want to record LP's using a Windows XP external soundcard. [more inside]
posted by facetious on Aug 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I just inherited my father's record collection. Now what?

Buying a turntable, vinyl record cleaning kit, and vinyl sleeves. Need your recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Apr 3, 2011 - 15 answers

The negative of music

What would you hear if you played the negative image of an LP? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Mar 7, 2011 - 10 answers

What's a good speaker system for a Turntable?

I am in search of a dedicated speaker system to listen to my LP's. Doesn't have to be too fancy, but I like nice sound. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kcmartin on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

How to fix my record player?

Lately, my record player (not turntable) of four years hasn't been working correctly. When I turn it on, the platter part of it doesn't start spinning until I give it a slight nudge. Even after doing so, it still doesn't spin at the right speed (33 1/3 sounds more like 45, 45 sounds closer to 78, etc). Is there a relatively easy way to fix this or should I just buy a new one? My current model is really similar to the new 3-in-1 "vintage-style" Crosley.
posted by atoastedheart on Apr 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Is there an LP Frame wear the LP can slide out easily?

I am interested in wall-mounted individual LP frames that also allow me to slip the LP out easily — both for listening and fast LP swapping for re-decorative purposes. Has anyone seen a product like this around?
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Mar 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Recommend a LP to CD conversion service?

Recommend an LP to CD conversion service? [more inside]
posted by Comrade_robot on Nov 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Save my vinyl!

How should I ship my beloved LP collection across the country? [more inside]
posted by pedstel on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I buy a custom mix LP?

I want to make my wife a mix - not on her iPod, not on CD, not even on tape, but a mix LP so those daggy eighties tracks are crackly and warm like my lurve. Is there a service that'll let me give them a bunch of tracks and then put them on to vinyl for me, or am I cluelessly underestimating how involved, expensive and illegal such a service is likely to be?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jul 13, 2008 - 8 answers

homemade vinyl LP record cleaner?

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade vinyl LP record cleaner? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Jul 11, 2008 - 8 answers

New House & New Sufur Smell - What do we do?!

We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jun 24, 2007 - 30 answers

How do I move a collection of vinyl LP records?

How do I move a collection of vinyl LP records? I have a medium (500-1,000) collection that I am taking with me on a 2 day move up the east coast in a non-airconditioned moving truck this summer. What techniques should I avoid? What do I need to be aware of?
posted by dickumbrage on Jun 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me ifgure out if I'll score brownie points by giving LP albums as art or not.

Grateful Dead/Dylan/Phish/Johnny Cash/Hank Williams lovers. How do you feel about LP albums as art? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Dec 5, 2006 - 16 answers

Spindle hole LP problems.

How can I improve an LP Record with a tight spindle hole? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Oct 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Ripping Vinyl in OS X

I want to rip a bunch of old vinyl LPs. I have a nice Dual turntable which I got off eBay, and a couple of USB audio interfaces (an M-Audio Audiophile USB and an Emagic A26) which plug into a G4 Powerbook. I have Logic and Garageband. Do I need anything else? How do I go about applying the RIAA curve given my set-up? Would I be better off getting a real pre-amp? What are the cheapest options?
posted by unSane on Mar 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Anyone use or know a LP Ripping Service?

I've never had great results ripping vinyl. I still have my 1980 vintage Pioneer turntable, and a receiver that has phono inputs, but the files never sound that good, and noise filtering didn't do much. Also, I really only need to rip about 3-4 albums. While I'm sure the gods of karma will arrange for some to finally be released on CD or iTunes just after I go to the hassle of copying, I'm also sure 2 will never be "officially" released. Anyone have a vinyl ripping service they would recommend?
posted by Marky on Mar 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Percussion Music LP With Black Dots On Cover

Percussion Music LP of Childhood With Black Dots On Cover Filter. Recently, when my mom sold her house, I was sad to learn that she garage sale-disposed on an LP I was hoping to rediscover [+] [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 31, 2004 - 11 answers

Ripping Vinyl LPs to CD

I have some old LPs that I wish were available on CD but aren't. Is it possible to run my LP turntable through an amp & take the amp's output & feed that into a computer sound card & save it as a digital audio file that I can then burn onto a CD? Has anyone done this? What's required?
posted by Pressed Rat on Nov 21, 2004 - 16 answers

Record Cleaning

I just added Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction with the orig artwork but the vinyl seems dirty and sounds bad. Does anyone have any preferences or suggestions for a good record cleaner?
posted by BMF on Aug 11, 2004 - 13 answers

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