Emerging Technology

Vinyl Records Make a Comeback

What made the Vinyl Records come back?

When the age of Compact Disks (CD) and Digital Video Disks (DVD) came about, Vinyl Records went obsolete. But people still kept records in their attics to collect dust. But along came a new technology called an analog to digital converter, which takes the old fashion analog signal and converts it to a newer digital signal so you can store that old record into a file on your computer, so you can play it back to enjoy those old memories.

What will it fulfill?

Since digitally recorded music, has been equalized, compressed, and filtered. It tends to have a cold, flat tone. Records are recorded with an analog signal. Which has a warmer and mellower tone than digitally recorded music. So the converter simply takes the analog signal and adds a digital signal, but still keeps the tone of the music.

How will it help businesses?

It can help the businesses that make the vinyl records since people are going to buy more vinyls now that they have a way of storing the audio into a digital file so it can be played back whenever the user wants. And seeing how companies will make more vinyl's, people will buy more of these converters so they can store the vinyl album on their computer.

How will it help other people?

In the old days when vinyl records were very popular, people used to store them in cardboard sleeves, and keep them in boxes. Well, now that the converter has come about, people can store the vinyl albums in their computers or portable music devices, there's no need to keep boxes full of records. So people can save space in their homes

How long will it last/become obsolete?

The audio converter will last as long as you take good care of it, along with the record player, and the vinyl records. And it won't become obsolete as long companies will keep manufacturing vinyl records,

What's the cost?

The analog to digital converter will run anywhere from $30 to $300. Depending on the quality of the converter.