Is it possible to discover where a vinyl record was physically pressed?

How can I tell where my record was pressed?

Quote from video: On what is the best way to know the exact pressing you have is the matrix.

Can you tell when a record was pressed?

The most obvious and conspicuous place to find the date is one the cover (usually not the front, but the back). The date is not always there, but it is one of the most common places to find it. You can check on the bottom of the back cover, where there is usually some text like copyrights and other notices.

Can you tell if a vinyl has been played?

The area immediately around the spindle hole, look for spindle marks, a tracery of fine marks left by mounting the record on the spindle, that bruised the paper label. This indicates how frequently the record has been played.

How do I find information on a vinyl record?

Catalog numbers can be placed in different places and it depends on where the record label wants to put it. However, there is a general rule for the placement of the catalog numbers for vinyl records. They are usually printed on the spine of the album or on the back cover of the vinyl record jacket.

What happens if you touch a vinyl record?

If you touch the record’s surface, you increase the risk of getting dirt on the record and damaging it unnecessarily. To avoid these risks, some vinyl enthusiasts will protect the record’s sound quality by using cotton gloves that protect the records from fingerprints.

How do you tell if a record is scratched or dirty?

Quote from video: First. You should check out the album cover if its cover is starting to brown or looks pretty beat-up odds are good it's an older album. But if the cover looks pretty fresh.

Can you touch the surface of a record?

Let’s start with the basics: touching the record surface is a big no-no. Our hands contain natural oils, grease, and dirt – none of which we want anywhere near our records. This grime builds up over time, compounding dust and dirt while also contributing to stylus wear. Always handle your records by the outer-edge.

Why are test pressings valuable?

Collector Interest in Test Pressings

While they are made further along in the manufacturing process than acetates, test pressings are usually the first discs made from production stampers, so they will likely sound better than commercially available, or “stock” copies of the records sold in stores.

How can you tell if a vinyl is bootleg?

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How do you identify a record?

The most effective way to know what records you have is to conduct a comprehensive inventory, making sure to include records in electronic systems and in all locations. An inventory is the first step in developing a formal records management program.

Where is music on vinyl pressed?

The Netherlands

Where are Music On Vinyl records manufactured? Our records are pressed at one of the best vinyl factories in the world based in The Netherlands.

How do I find my original pressing on discogs?

Quote from video: It can still be a first pressing if it is listed as a2. So they also go on to say that when vinyl was a major release format. They would cut five sets of lacquers. So a size and MP sides.

What causes a click on a record?

Dust and dirt lodged in the record grooves act as an obstacle for your turntable’s stylus, and when the stylus hits one of these microscopic particles it will jump and create that popping sound associated with crackle. Static build-up on the record is another very common cause of crackle.

Why do vinyls sound better?

The sound of vinyl records arises because the grooves on the record allow for an open, resonant quality. Conversely, digital formats by their nature compress sound, disallowing the open space that allows the warmth, richness, and depth to arise.

Is vinyl actually better than digital?

Vinyl is far more high-quality. No audio data is lost when pressing a record. It sounds just as great as the producer or band intended. There’s another, far superior reason why vinyl is better than lossy digital formats.