Articles tagged “resource library”

Worried About Disc Rot? Here’s How To Look After Your CDs

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Disc rot affects CDs, DVDs or LaserDiscs in different ways depending on how they’re manufactured and structured. Generally speaking, disc rot occurs due to chemical reactions with the reflective layer of the disc, ultraviolet light damage, scratches that expose the delicate and corrosive layer to environmental factors, or the deterioration of manufacturing materials. CDs are […]

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Speaker Buying Guide

Here’s a hard pill to swallow: The speakers playing your music often matter more than the vinyl it is on. To get the most dynamic range from your records an investment in a decent pair of speakers is a must. With so many options, it can be hard to cut through the noise and find […]

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Colored Vinyl

Colored vinyl has a bad reputation. Though, today, most of the prejudices against it are unfounded. Production processing has come a long way in the last 20 years and most colored vinyl is on par with black pressings. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule. And, yes, picture discs are still more prone to be […]

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How to Sell Vinyl Records

How to Sell Vinyl Records Online Get the most value out of your vinyl records by selling directly to collectors on Discogs. Discogs holds information on nearly 6 million vinyl record releases. It’s also a vibrant marketplace, where collectors from around the world buy and sell records. Discogs is committed to being open source, which […]

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Vinyl Record Price Guide

Vinyl Record Price Guide Follow these three easy steps to find the value of vinyl records using Discogs, the largest physical music Database on the web. Discogs is a user-generated Database with more than 10 million copies of music listed. It’s also a Marketplace, where users can buy and sell records. Discogs is committed to […]

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How Vinyl Records Are Made

As the 2018 Discogs mid-year report confirmed, Vinyl is king on Discogs. Despite collectors’ collective fixation on this format, seldom is appreciation given to how vinyl records are made. As it turns out, it’s a relatively arduous process that you shouldn’t try at home. Avid vinyl record collectors know the production process is also an […]

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How To Convert Vinyl Records To Digital Formats Easily

One of the benefits of vinyl records is the superior sound quality compared to streaming. However, there’s a downside; portability. Let’s admit it, bringing records to a beach, though possible, is cumbersome. There are many other reasons you might want to convert vinyl to digital as well. Posterity is a significant one. No one wants […]

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How to Estimate The Value of A Record Collection

Estimating the value of a record collection can seem like a daunting process, but with clear steps and online resources, the process is a simple one. Identifying which release you have and what condition it is in are the two main steps in estimating the value of a record. For instance, depending on your release […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Records The Easy Way

Despite being one of the most formidable formats known to mankind, vinyl records have a propensity for attracting dust and grime. Between late night sessions, Sunday morning exhibitions and the commute from work to home (and back again), once new and shiny vinyl records can start to show some serious wear quicker than expected. Not […]

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Discogs is your home for discovering music. It’s an extensive musician and release Database connected to your personal Collection. It’s the venue for your lists and your guidebook to the world of collecting music. It’s a worldwide Marketplace with millions of titles. Sign in or register and start exploring the many features of Discogs. Create An Account The […]

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