Will vinyl remain as the most popular music format for modern Drum 'n' Bass Club DJs? As part of my degree I have decided to investigate the sustainability of vinyl within the drum 'n' bass scene. With over 600 drum n bass tunes on vinyl, I have spent my youth DJ'ing, collecting vinyl’s and buying into the Drum 'n' Bass scene. But I am now a broke lazy student with less money to spend on records, and with the availability of Digital music, I am now a Traktor Scratch user and find that most of the tunes I want are available to download at a fraction of the cost of vinyl. For me vinyl is no longer such a big deal, and unless I start playing out regularly and get on mailing lists, release my own music or somehow find the desire to spend more money on vinyl again, ill most likely stick with Digital. But id like to here from you, I know this topic has been discussed in depth across the forums, but for the purposes of my study I have made up my own questionnaire. If you could spare a little of your time then please answer the questions below and let me know your views on this subject. Much Respect. The evolution of Club DJ Technologies – Will Vinyl Survive? Digital VS Vinyl 1. Has the introduction of new digital formats and technology had any significant impact on the sale, distribution and availability of vinyl? 2. Would you consider that the new digital formats threaten to take over vinyl in terms of sales, use and widespread popularity? Vinyl Popularity 3. Would you consider that the vinyl record is still the most popular format for Club DJs, judging by sales, usage, and your own personal opinion? Reaching your customer / audience 4. If you release your own music, do you sell in vinyl, MP3 or CD, or a mixture of the three? It’s All About The Sound 5. Do you think that vinyl sounds better than its rival digital formats, such as CD or MP3, and why? 6. Do you believe that the Digital formats will ever be able to replicate the sound of vinyl (For example Digital vinyl emulation) Is the Turntable Paramount? 7. Do you see the turntable as an integral tool to the DJ, or could it be replaced with something new, and allow the DJ tag/status to remain? 8. Is the Technics Sl1200/Sl1210 turntable still the industry standard? 9. Do you foresee the turntable ever being replaced completely with an alternative technology, such as a new type of Digital turntable with more advanced features? 10. If a new Digital Technics SL turntable, with Hybrid advanced Digital CD, vinyl MP3 control and traditional Technics analog turntable technology was released, would this interest you? (Think of this as a Technics SL1210, with a CD slot that works as a controller for the CD and MP3 software – that functions the same as a 1210) Digital Credibility 11. Do you see Digital based DJs as being any more or less credible than those who use entirely or partly vinyl records? 12. Do you consider being a Digital DJ easier than an analog turntable DJ? 13. Do you consider Digital aids such as bpm counters, auto beat matching, key lock and sync features as aids for extra creativity or as a cheat for a DJ?