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Is anyone aware of Apple Music using vinyl as a source?

bevok

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The single version of Love Me Do by the Beatles is sourced from a needle drop, so it’s not unknown when the masters are lost.
Interestingly the Debbie Harry EP looks to have only been released on vinyl at the time according to discogs - guess it was aimed at DJs. So if the masters weren’t well filed conceivably they could have had to go back to vinyl. There is a 'single edit' of good quality on some compilations (e.g. Now Thats What I Call Music 8) which they could have used for that track. I have to say I'd rather have them available in this form than not at all.

 

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It's actually a good business idea: A streaming service that plays vinyl rips and shows the picture of the respective turntable used. This way you can get 100% of the sound of this turntable at home without having to clutter up your own place with them.
Premium subscribers get access to one of these six-figure devices and a video of it playing the record you are listening to.
 
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The single version of Love Me Do by the Beatles is sourced from a needle drop, so it’s not unknown when the masters are lost.
Interestingly the Debbie Harry EP looks to have only been released on vinyl at the time according to discogs - guess it was aimed at DJs. So if the masters weren’t well filed conceivably they could have had to go back to vinyl. There is a 'single edit' of good quality on some compilations (e.g. Now Thats What I Call Music 8) which they could have used for that track. I have to say I'd rather have them available in this form than not at all.

I agree it is better to have them available in this way than not at all.

I just think they should be transparent about the fact that it’s a Vinyl source and they should at the very least make these transfers to digital on suitably capable playback equipment. Motor noise and distorted sibilance are not what I would expect at professional level.

I‘ve now ordered a 12“ vinyl copy on eBay, if it’s in good enough condition I’d rather rip it myself as I’m sure it’ll be a better result.
 

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I agree it is better to have them available in this way than not at all.

I just think they should be transparent about the fact that it’s a Vinyl source and they should at the very least make these transfers to digital on suitably capable playback equipment. Motor noise and distorted sibilance are not what I would expect at professional level.

I‘ve now ordered a 12“ vinyl copy on eBay, if it’s in good enough condition I’d rather rip it myself as I’m sure it’ll be a better result.
Agree re the quality and that's a good idea! Discogs is a great resource for these hard to find bits.
 
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