Vinyl Recording Service

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  1. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    ez, so im planning to start a business some time next year, where i'll be converting vinyls to digital.
    this wont happen for some time anyway, but i thought id do it as a business proposal for uni, since we have to submit one anyway.
    Iit would be a great help if all vinyl owners would take 30 seconds to fill in this survey. I mean, its 30 seconds that will change a greek man's life, c'mon, ninja please! :D


    1) What is your favourite music format?
    Tape
    Cd
    Record
    Mp3
    Other:

    And in what format is the majority of your music collection?
    Tape
    Cd
    Record
    Mp3
    Other:

    2) How many records do you own?
    1-30
    31-100
    100-500
    500-1500
    1500 and over

    3) How much do you spend on buying music per month?
    £10 - £30
    £31 - £70
    £70 - £150
    £150 and over

    Approximately what portion of that goes towards records?
    None
    Quarter
    Half
    3 quarters
    All of it

    4) What type of equipment are you using for playing records?
    Hi-fi unit with built in turntable and integrated amplifier
    Separate turntable and integrated amplifier
    Separate turntable, amplifier, and phono pre amp/ dj mixer
    Don’t know / Not sure

    5) Are you using the original cartridge/stylus that came with the turntable or an upgrade?
    Original
    Upgrade

    6) If you’re using an upgrade, did you choose a stylus with circular or elliptic point?
    Circular
    Elliptic
    Not important
    Don’t know/Not sure

    7) Is the turntable you’re using direct drive or belt drive?
    Direct drive
    Belt drive
    Don’t know/Not sure

    8) How much have you spent on your equipment?
    Turntable (single)
    Amplifier
    Phono pre amp/dj mixer
    Cartridge/Stylus


    9) Do you own a computer? Yes / No
    If yes, do you listen to music through your computer? Yes / No

    10) Do you own equipment that allow you to transfer records to a digital format, eg mp3, audio cd etc?
    Yes / No

    11) If yes, are you satisfied with the quality of your recording equipment?
    Yes / No / Not important

    12) What cleaning care do you provide to your records?
    None
    General use cloth/brush and/or solution eg lighter fluid
    Specialised cloth/brush and/or solution
    Automatic record washer

    13) Are you using your record collection within a profession, eg Dj, reviewer?
    Yes / No

    14) Would you buy one of your favourite records again in a digital format if available?
    Yes / No

    15) Do you avoid playing your records too often as to avoid wearing them out?
    Yes / No

    16) Would you listen to your collection more frequently if you had digital copies of your records?
    Yes / No

    17) For quality digital transfers of your records, would you be expecting to pay:

    Less than the original price of the record
    Equal “ “ “ “ “ “ “
    More “ “ “ “ “ “ “

    18) Would you prefer to receive your transfers as:
    Audio Cd
    Data Cd (mp3, Wav, etc)
    External hard drive
    Online download

    19) Would you considering using a secure online storage for your transfers?
    Yes / No

    i'll PM this to a few of you too, so expect the spam to roll. only way to stop me is to fill mah survey. ya 'eard me
    :teeth:

    but no really, please, i'll send cookies and positive vibes to everyone who fills it. peace
    :slick:(y)
     
  2. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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  3. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    What's going on with Q8 btw? I just chose a random answer..
     
  4. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    just put an approximate amount next to each equipment.
    cheers for doing this man (y)
     
  5. Nutek

    Nutek movement junglist

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    Oh, I see! I bought a package for decks and ting but I will just put approx answers.

    8) How much have you spent on your equipment?
    Turntable (single) £100
    Amplifier £100
    Phono pre amp/dj mixer £40
    Cartridge/Stylus £20
     
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    I'll fill this out tomorrow dude. (y)
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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  9. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    many thanks to everyone who's filled a survey so far. May life always bring you oranges and not lemons.
    i could still do with a few more, so anyone who owns record would really be helping me by spending 1 minute from their lives to fill the questionaire.
    (y)
     
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    Nutek movement junglist

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    no problems brother, care to elabroate on this business idea of yours then buddy old bud? (y)
     
  11. moriaty

    moriaty Active Member

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    i thought the title was pretty self explanatory...! :teeth:
    well, say you have a few vinyls that you want to have as digital as well. Then you post it to me, i record it, and send back to you, once you pay me.!
    and by this any sane man would think that "fuck paying that greek twat, i can do it myself."
    thing is, that greek twat has an Apogee ADC that smokes most soundcard found in a typical bedroom dj set up, im getting a supped up 1210 MK3, all rewired and modified tone arm, which makes it the best sound 1210 around. Plus a pimpin elliptical needle that costs close to the price of the deck, a valve pre amp with 18 Hz High Pass filter, and a vinyl washing machine. It becomes pretty clear that the recording chain i offer will give great results. Add to that some of my personal experience with recording, and the use of post recording software to remove any nasty vinyl noises (or not, its up to the customer), and i'l challenge anyone to say that it wont be worth it. I have heard records recorded through pretty much the same equipment, and its pure magic. Miles ahead of any cold mp3 or wav. All the warmness of the vinyl is there, and boosted to heavenly heights by the valves, but most importantly, its timing is accurate as fuck, as i'llbeusing a 1210 instead of the admittedly much more expensive belt drives, which always tend to lack on the timing side.
    So yeah, thats it in a nutshell. i hope to offer close to face value of the vinyls for the service ( £5 for singles, £15 LPs), but like i said this wont kick off until at least next may.
    get your selections ready, i'll probs do special offers for bulk and dnbf members...
    depending on whether they have pissed me off in the past or not..:teeth:

    (y):D
     
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    cant you buy most mp3's?? which makes the market your aiming at pretty small!!!
     
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    Nutek movement junglist

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    that explains it, i was thinking most people could just do it themself, but i get you now :)
     
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    Done, but didn't understand no.8, was it supposed to mean 'What is the most expensive thing in your equipment'
     
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    Cool!
     
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    moriaty Active Member

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    nice one for filling this. for no 8 just give a rough idea of how much each of your equipment costs.
    (y)
     
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    DJOctane Planetdnblive.co.uk

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    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    DJ_Akro GO BIG OR GO HOME!

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    1) What is your favourite music format?
    Tape
    Cd
    Record
    Mp3
    Other:

    And in what format is the majority of your music collection?
    Tape
    Cd
    Record
    Mp3
    Other:

    2) How many records do you own?
    1-30
    31-100
    100-500
    500-1500
    1500 and over

    3) How much do you spend on buying music per month?
    £10 - £30
    £31 - £70
    £70 - £150 ($150-$320 CDN)
    £150 and over

    Approximately what portion of that goes towards records?
    None
    Quarter
    Half
    3 quarters
    All of it

    4) What type of equipment are you using for playing records?
    Hi-fi unit with built in turntable and integrated amplifier
    Separate turntable and integrated amplifier
    Separate turntable, amplifier, and phono pre amp/ dj mixer
    Don’t know / Not sure

    5) Are you using the original cartridge/stylus that came with the turntable or an upgrade?
    Original
    Upgrade

    6) If you’re using an upgrade, did you choose a stylus with circular or elliptic point?
    Circular
    Elliptic
    Not important
    Don’t know/Not sure

    7) Is the turntable you’re using direct drive or belt drive?
    Direct drive
    Belt drive
    Don’t know/Not sure

    8) How much have you spent on your equipment?
    Turntable (single) $500 CDN
    Amplifier $850 CDN
    Phono pre amp/dj mixer $800 CDN
    Cartridge/Stylus $100 CDN


    9) Do you own a computer? Yes / No
    If yes, do you listen to music through your computer? Yes / No

    10) Do you own equipment that allow you to transfer records to a digital format, eg mp3, audio cd etc?
    Yes / No

    11) If yes, are you satisfied with the quality of your recording equipment?
    Yes / No / Not important

    12) What cleaning care do you provide to your records?
    None
    General use cloth/brush and/or solution eg lighter fluid
    Specialised cloth/brush and/or solution
    Automatic record washer

    13) Are you using your record collection within a profession, eg Dj, reviewer?
    Yes / No

    14) Would you buy one of your favourite records again in a digital format if available?
    Yes / No

    15) Do you avoid playing your records too often as to avoid wearing them out?
    Yes / No

    16) Would you listen to your collection more frequently if you had digital copies of your records?
    Yes / No

    17) For quality digital transfers of your records, would you be expecting to pay:

    Less than the original price of the record
    Equal “ “ “ “ “ “ “
    More “ “ “ “ “ “ “

    18) Would you prefer to receive your transfers as:
    Audio Cd
    Data Cd (mp3, Wav, etc)
    External hard drive
    Online download

    19) Would you considering using a secure online storage for your transfers?
    Yes / No
     
  20. DJNitrousUK

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    8. How much have you spent on your equipment?

    Turntables
    Mixer
    Carts & styli

    250 for the lot (package)

    Amp - ?can't remember lol