This Saturday, April 18, marks one of the most special days of the year: Record Store Day!
Record Store Day dates back to a 2007 gathering of independent record store owners and employees where the day was conceived as a way to “celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.”
Perhaps not coincidently, vinyl record sales have also been making a serious comeback since 2007.
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This is the first post in our new “Question of the Week” series. Each Wednesday our Audio Solutions team will address a question they frequently receive and provide detailed steps to help you get the most out of your Audio-Technica gear. This week they discuss a problem that can result from improper turntable setup.
In Part 1, we told you how to install the headshell and counterweight, and how to balance the tone arm. Now it’s time to set the stylus tracking force. Setting the force properly will keep the stylus from skipping out of the record groove at especially dynamic musical passages (too little force) and prevent excessive wear to stylus and records (too much force).
The AT-LP120-USB Turntable is a professional direct-drive turntable with both analog and USB connection capability, so you can use it with all standard audio equipment or plug it directly into your computer. But make no mistake, this isn’t just a tool to transfer records to MP3s – it’s loaded with all the tools you’d expect from a professional turntable, including adjustable tone arm and pitch control, ½-inch Dual Magnet™ cartridge, three speeds (33/45/78), DJ functionality and more.
The holidays have arrived again. It’s strange how the season always seems to sneak up on us! Though the season brings the joys of family, friends, and carefree, reminiscent evenings, it also brings the stress of planning and execution.
Audio-Technica has simplified at least one aspect of your holiday hustle – gifts, with a Holiday Gift Guide where you’ll find some of our best microphones and headphones in tailored suggestions for the different types of people in your life.