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Michael Fremer  |  Jun 08, 2016  |  9 comments
Here's a press release from URP announcing the company's acquisition of Bill Smith Custom Records.

Analogplanet did not receive it directly from URP because we probably remain on the company's "do not contact" list.

Michael Fremer  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  33 comments
HOLLYWOOD (June 1st)— At a Hi-Res Symposium presented by DEG® (“The digital Entertainment Group”), in Capitol’s legendary Studio “A”, representatives from record labels, Sony electronics, Capitol Studios and The Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers wing, discussed the future of high resolution digital audio.

Michael Fremer  |  May 25, 2016  |  34 comments
The new subscription-based vinyl-only label Newvelle Records has given permission to post this video with audio sourced from "Return" Jack DeJohnette's first solo piano record and the label's latest release.

Michael Fremer  |  May 04, 2016  |  27 comments
The release blurb for Eric Clapton's new Glyn Johns produced and engineered record has left some readers confused about the source. Bob Ludwig clears it up.

Michael Fremer  |  May 02, 2016  |  8 comments
Michael Fremer visited a serious Bulgarian record and tape collector in March and shot this video.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 29, 2016  |  3 comments
The WFMU Record Fair, one of the best record shows in America, comes to Greenpoint Brooklyn tonight through Sunday.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 27, 2016  |  18 comments
Pro-Ject's Heinz Lichtenegger couldn't wait for next week's Munich show where he will hold a twenty fifth anniversary press conference and debut this handsome new turntable. Instead he flew to New York and debuted it first at the World of McIntosh (WOMA) townhouse.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 26, 2016  |  9 comments
Analog Spark, a Razor and Tie imprint headed by Mark Piro just announced some great upcoming AAA releases headlined by the iconic Bernstein/NYP recording of "Rhapsody in Blue" and "An American in Paris" cut by Ryan K. Smith using for the first time the original three track master tape.

Michael Fremer  |  Apr 13, 2016  |  20 comments
Record Store Day is this Saturday April 16th. It's also in the middle of AXPONA in Chicago, which is really annoying. Very bad timing.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 20, 2016  |  45 comments
Turntable manufacturer Crosley is set to announce the opening soon of a new pressing plant. No this is not an early April Fool's Day hoax.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 19, 2016  |  10 comments
Mark Döhmann designed the Helix 1 turntable in Australia. Frank Schröder designed the unique tone arm in Germany. Both are built by THRAX Audio in Sofia, Bulgaria. This video shows you why.

Michael Fremer  |  Mar 17, 2016  |  19 comments
Mike Hobson, one of the pioneers of the "vinyl resurgence" exited the reissue business a few years ago, selling Classic Records to Analogue Productions/Acoustic Sounds, Quality Record Pressings mogul Chad Kassem.