Can the same master used to press a CD be used to press vinyl? 2015-09-05 09:05:55 Quote from: theriverlethe on 2015-09-05 00:55:50There's nothing that prevents modern dynamic-range compression from being pressed to vinyl, right? I'd like to give the benefit of the doubt and think that complaints about DRC form the basis of this whole hipster vinyl mythology. For myself, the points made in this thread have dissuaded me from even dabbling with a turntable.By far the majority of modern releases on vinyl use the exact same master as the CD or download version, so there's no real difference in sound quality apart from what the LP format itself imparts. Some people claim that the inherent limitations of vinyl sort of smooth over the edges of overcompressed or clipped master, because obviously an LP cannot sit pegged at 0dBFS (technically a DC signal) and clip like digital formats can.Personally, I buy (new) LPs because I like the mechanical nature of the whole thing, because I love the big artwork and the extra stuff that is usually added, and because stuff like transparent/colored etc. vinyl is just neat. I know it's completely nonsensical, since I get worse sound quality and they take up space, but I just like flipping through records more than I like flipping through chintzy CD jewelcases or browsing through a collection of files on my hard drive. I also like that it kinda forces me to listen through albums in their entirety, instead of just randomly shuffling tracks.Everything I have on LP, I also have digitally. Sometimes you just want to listen to music, but sometimes you want to make a small occasion of it, and that's when I break out the LPs.I fully recommend that you don't get into LPs. It gets expensive quickly, especially if you like to browse record shops for neat semi-forgotten releases.