The music industry has undergone major changes over the years since the transition from traditional vinyl recording technology to digital compact discs took center stage. The music industry has largely shifted to digital media and rendered vinyl record players quite dismal in the market today. However, there are still few classical music artists and record labels that still produce vinyl records of their music. These exceptions are notably sensational although their releases are quite limited.
Vinyl Uses Lossless High quality Audio Compression Technology
Vinyl has been historically a high quality and preferable medium of recording and listening to music than any digital format because of its integrity, which comes from it lossless file compression process. The file compression used with vinyl records escaped the “loudness problem” which is associated with artificial sound engineering to make a track record louder than its natural recording and tone. In the process of audio compression, the music produced in digital formats is subject to irreversible audio compression in an attempt to make it small in size for it to be recorded on limited storage space in mobile devices and other portable devices. This kind of compression results in storage economics in which storage space is saved at the expense of quality. This results in airy synthetic audio recording instead of original artistic voice.
If you are savvy in discerning acoustic quality and integrity, you can tell that artistic integrity is lost and the sound quality of digitally recorded music comes out as airy and noisy. On the other hand, the vinyl lossless audio compression delivers acoustic integrity by recording the natural artistic voice of a singer to yield a warm, well-balanced mahogany-rich sound that is both heartwarming and soothing. Technically, vinyl is a lossless format, which is free of any form of sound distortion and comes with the depth and texture of the artist’s voice, which ascertains that vinyl is the best way to listen to classical music. Conversely, digital media formats such as MP3s are prone to the problem of distortion which is due to sound engineering of the natural audio voice to make it fancy or louder. Apparently, this distortion make music unpleasant to listen to since the depth and texture of the original audio has been lost during the irreversible (degrading) audio compression process.
Vinyl Supports High Frequency Range
If you love listening to symphonies, it is easy to appreciate that classical acoustic recordings sound clear and quite warm on a hi-fi since the base of this music is string quartets whose pitch is primarily jazz combos. Therefore, it is technically a broad frequency piece of music which is well matched with the vinyl technology. In actual fact, this is the chief reason why vinyl records are physically wide. There surface area easily accommodates and renders classical music into a wide range frequency to achieve harmony for symphonies, therefore vinyl is the best way to listen to classical music.
This is quite impossible with the MP3 digital format because it has a limited frequency, which limits the recording and output of natural acoustic recording.
Both mainstream and small independent record labels appreciate the difference in sound quality between vinyl records and digital formats. Consequently, they are popular for stocking vinyl records of music from great artists to lesser known classical musicians for music enthusiasts who appreciate that vinyl is the best way to listen to classical music.