Go lo-fi with Vinyl

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There's something about listening to music on vinyl. Some people think it has a warmer sound; others are distracted by the ticks and pops that inevitably end up on the record's surface. And then there's all manner of distortion that can come in because of speed variations in the spin of your turntable platter, warps in the record, and such.

Vinyl is a tool that lets you take a decidedly lo-fi listen to your digital music. You get to choose how you want things to sound, by introducing electrical and mechanical noise to the playback, as well as tweaking the record surface by adding dust, scratches, and just plain old wear. You can even modify the sound by choosing an older date for your record player.

Vinyl works with Pro Tools, VST, MAS, Audio Unit, and DirectX audio applications. It's available for both Mac and Windows systems.

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5 Responses to “Go lo-fi with Vinyl”

  1. Traciatim says:

    So essentially it takes the disadvantages of digital and adds on the disadvantages of analog and puts it together? How is this good in any way?

  2. Eric says:

    There are quite a few projects I’ve worked on where I’ve wanted a song (or part of a song) to sound older. It’s used a lot on introductions and endings. I haven’t used this plugin yet, but it seems to be the easiest way (that I’ve come across) to do that.

  3. ChironMentor says:

    If you haven’t heard a half speed vinyl master, you haven’t heard the best.

  4. PETER GOOSEN says:

    Works well, have tried to convert mp3 to WAV to at least get them to sound normal but with this i feel as if i am listening to old vinyls which were either lost or stolen. Bought a USB turntable but records into mp3 but at least can convert.

  5. PETER GOOSEN says:

    Wonder if Everlast didn’t use this prog for his White trash beautiful?????

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