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The Beatles Announce New Limited Edition All-Analog 7" Vinyl Singles Box With a Twist
The Beatles just announced The Beatles: The Singles Collection, a limited edition, collectible box set containing 23 180-gram vinyl singles cut by Sean Magee from the original mono and stereo singles mix tapes. Between 1962 and 1970 The Beatles released 22 singles.

Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig Recipient of dCS's First Legends Award
At a ceremony in New York City during the 147th AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, mastering legend Bob Ludwig was given the first dCS Legends Awards. The company, best know for its line of SACD player/DACs and streaming audio DACs, has already announced upcoming recipients, many of whom were at the event to congratulate Ludwig.

Chord Introduces Affordable "Huei" MM/MC Phono Preamp
The Huei is based on Chord Electronics' high-end, award-winning Symphonic MC phono stage. While the Symphonic offered MC compatibility only, the Huei offers both MC and MM compatibility, opening the world of Chord high end analog playback to everyone listening to vinyl.

Is Michael Weiss's AAA Joe Ferla engineered and Mixed Kickstarter Project Worthy of Your Support?
Keyboardist Michael Weiss released in 2003 a CD of his all-analog (AAA) production of Soul Journey, a collection of nine original compositions arranged for sextet featuring Steve Wilson, alto sax, Ryan Kisor, trumpet and flugelhorn, Steve Davis, trombone, Paul Gill, bass and Daniel Sadownick, percussion.

At "Making Vinyl, Hollywood", Bernie Grundman Gets A Lifetime Achievement Award
Guitarist Steve Vai gave veteran mastering engineer Bernie Grundman a well-deserved Making Vinyl lifetime achievement award at Monday's Making Vinyl, Hollywood 2019, Blue Note Tone Poet reissue series curator Joe Harley delivered an 80th Anniversary Blue Note slide show and Phonocut demonstrated a home new vinyl cutting system.

This is What IGOR "Stitching" Looks Like
We inadvertently identified Memphis Record Pressing as being responsible for pressing Tyler, the Creator's IGOR. Obviously some buyers got copies like mine seen in this picture showing a horrendous case of audible "stitching".

What's the Difference Between These Two Mini-Rollers? (Actually More Than I Thought!!!!!!)
In reality, it's a readily available microfiber mini-paint roller into which someone has drilled a tiny hole that fits into a peg on the machine's spinning mechanism.

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AnalogPlanet Tours GZ Media The World's Largest Record Pressing Plant
GZ Media, located in Lodenice, Czech Republic ("GZ" stands for Gramofonove Zavody [Gramophone Record Factory]), founded in 1951, is the world's largest vinyl record manufacturer. In 2015 GZ produced 65,000 records a day! Today they press even more.

The Worst Music Ever: Malachi's October 2019 AnalogPlanet Playlist
Bad music. We generally try to avoid it, but some is so awful that we just can't help but listen and laugh. Typically, artists who are self-indulgent, high out of their minds, trying to be profound, and/or unaware of their skill (or drug consumption) limits create the worst music.

Chet Baker's Four Riverside LPs Remastered All-Analog For Five LP Craft Recordings Box Set
Craft Recordings today announced a November 15th release of a 5 LP Chet Baker box set that includes the four albums the trumpet player released in 1958 and 1959 on Riverside along with a fifth album of outtakes and alternative takes all remastered directly from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed at RTI.

A Singles Collection Divided Can Stand!
Koeppel Design 45rpm dividers make organizing and finding your 45s easy! I bought a set and it's made finding and playing my 45rpm collection much easier and fun. These are made of wood and made to order so you can choose where to divide and what to name the divider and how to best align for your needs. It's all explained at that link.

Kirmuss Audio Versus The LAST Factory! Gloves On! Rabbits Off!
If you've watched the "RMAF Wrap-up" video on the AnalogPlanet YouTube channel (which today hit 30,000 subscribers), you no doubt remember the surprise "name check" encounter with record restoration expert Charles Kirmuss.

Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Remix Full Review!
2012 wasn't all that long ago and culturally not that much has changed, yet from that year to the September 27th release this year of the 50th anniversary edition of Abbey Road is how long The Beatles made records.

Intervention's Oustanding Gilded Palace of Sin Reissue Back In Print!
Intervention Records announced today that it has put back in print the quick to sell out all-analog reissue of The Flying Burrito Brothers' debut album.

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