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A New Accessory for Vinyl Freaks

I spent part of last night digitizing some 7-inch singles for an upcoming Secret History of Rock show and although I have a good turntable (Technics SL-1200), I could still sense some irregularities in the playback.  I traced the problem back to the state of the singles themselves.  They were a little warped and I think the centre hole was a little out of round.  Hey, you make do with what you got, right.

By sheer coincidence, I later stumbled on this record stabilizer, an adapter designed to dampen vibrations and other perturbations of not-quite-perfect pieces of vinyl.  Learn more about them here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 thoughts on “A New Accessory for Vinyl Freaks

  • Noticed that you mentioned you have a Technics turntable, and not a USB turntable…what is your digitization process, please? SK

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    • I’m fortunate enough to have a full ProTools studio in my house for voicework and radio production.

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