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    rcafilm got a reaction from nico in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm got a reaction from whoa in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm reacted to Shelby American in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    The fact that anyone feels like media that's created by melting plastic between two plates and then scraped by a diamond to make sound should be as flawless as a CD is super funny to me. Quality hasn't gone down, price and therefor expectation are higher and thats it. You should really just blame people pressing movie and video game soundtracks in every gimmicky way possible for attracting nerd collector culture to the hobby. 
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    rcafilm reacted to mertzrock in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Frankly, this guy has no clue about record pressing, the industry, pressing plants and quality control.  I was an Ops Manager at a pressing plant and run a label.  I would say that I’m more fit to talk about these issues.
     
    This man, as a consumer (nervously listening to new records and looking for issues) is exactly the type of person who needs a new hobby and/or needs to switch back over to CDs.  
     
    Most new pressings are generally decent.  
     
    There are good and bad pressings from every plant.  It’s ridiculous to say that everything from GZ or URP or Third Man is crap.  I have great pressings from all of these places.  I also have shitty pressings from what are known as the “better” plants around the world that will remain unnamed.  It’s the nature of the format.  Things happen along each step of record making that effect a pressing.  Sometimes even while on the press, things change drastically within 5-10 records...Every plant basically has the same QC method.  It’s how they’re enforced that sets aside quality.  Also, every job that hits the press is generally “rushed” to move on to the next job...it’s always been this way and will always be this way.
     
    Color contamination is a joke...learn about the extruder and nozzle first before you even talk about a spec of black or another color in your record.   It’s the most annoying complaint and non-issue that exist in vinyl pressing.  
     
    Rant done...
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    rcafilm got a reaction from Plarocks in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm reacted to Shelby American in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    No Marc, vinyl prices are rising because yall are returning every record. 
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    rcafilm got a reaction from MCDELTAT in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm got a reaction from Shelby American in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm got a reaction from CVHX in 'New Vinyl Quality Control – I’m Running Out of Patience' - An Article   
    Hang on... the "straw that broke the camel's back" for him is... a slight cosmetic imperfection in a colored record?
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    rcafilm reacted to achillesstand7 in P.O. NOW MewithoutYou (Ultimate Extended) {Untitled} EP & LP   
    Also, I asked Mike, mwY’s manager, on twitter if they were planning on releasing all of their albums in this 2LP 45rpm format, and he said, “that’s the plan.”
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    rcafilm got a reaction from Justinadamk in PO: O'Brother - You and I   
    Y'all are champs. Put in that order after streaming this all day. Stoked to hear What We've Lost in all its glory.
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    rcafilm reacted to highfives in PO: O'Brother - You and I   
    Something about listening to this one on vinyl hit me in a way streaming it didn’t.  I’d recommend it.
     
    As for pressing quality, my copy was flat but did have a little surface noise in a couple of places out of the box. I’ll run it through the spin clean and it will probably be perfect.  Aside from those couple of pops, it’s a quiet and rich sounding pressing.
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    rcafilm reacted to snp304 in PO: O'Brother - You and I   
    I second that answer...been spinning it non stop
     
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    rcafilm reacted to Justinadamk in PO: O'Brother - You and I   
    It sounds awesome!
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    rcafilm reacted to CatsNJazz in Manchester Orchestra Represses   
    A1 The Only One   A2 Shake It Out   A3 I've Got Friends   A4 Pride   A5 In My Teeth   A6 100 Dollars   B7 I Can Feel A Hot One   B8 My Friend Marcus   B9 Tony The Tiger   B10 Everything To Nothing   B11 The River   B12 Jimmy, He Whispers   C1 Anne Louise   C2 It's Ok With Me   C3 Do You Really Like Being Alone   C4 Shake It Out (Alternate Version)   C5 Go   D6 Pride (Demo)   D7 In My Teeth (Demo)   D8 Tony The Tiger (Demo)   D9 I Can Feel A Hot One (Demo)   D10 Everything To Nothing (Demo)   D11 Jimmy, He Whispers
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    rcafilm reacted to ejc625 in Manchester Orchestra Represses   
    Sounds like they are getting first dibs. The rest of us are just waiting for them to be available to the general public. 
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    rcafilm reacted to copelandkid in Norma Jean - Meridional Repress   
    seen a few comments on the 'gram that praise the quality, here's hoping ur copy sounds great too!
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    rcafilm reacted to [Banned User] in Underoath - Three Represses (Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound)   
    I prefer the “grabbed a copy”, “it shipped”, and “got my copy” posts because I can update my spreadsheet of people who preordered, grabbed a copy, are awaiting shipment, and had it delivered. 
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    rcafilm reacted to ethanpricington in Underoath - Three Represses (Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound)   
    Look, I get it. At earlier points in my life, especially when I was a broke teen, paying for entertainment was annoying and, at the time in my opinion, not fair. Yet as I’ve grown up, and even more so as a musician myself, although in no way professional or for monetary gain, I now appreciate that this is their livelihood. This is their job. Would I be angry if my employer walked in and said: “Hey that analysis report that you’ve been working on for the last few months, staying up late to finish, yea we’re not gonna pay you for that time. Because, well jus because we don’t think you should be charging us.” Ha!
     
    Do you see my point? Entertainers are not here FOR us, they’re here SHARING WITH US their gifts. Helping us emotionally when needed. And for that, I find it completely ethical and within their creative rights to charge me for every sliver of their craft. If I don’t want it, then I can go listen to someone else. 
     
    Just my two cents...
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    rcafilm got a reaction from drawcody in PO Soon :Emery - I'm Only A Man (Vinyl)   
    Very intrigued by this. Doubt I'll pick it up as I too belong to the this album is kinda wack crowd, but I am extremely curious about the re-record. I think there are some really great nuggets happening on this record, but they're dropped between some just really unappealing stuff. I doubt they'll be too revisionist, but this could possibly end up making it a more consistent album. If nothing else, I've always hated how the vocals were mixed, so maybe it'll fix that.
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    rcafilm got a reaction from mmhmm in PO Soon :Emery - I'm Only A Man (Vinyl)   
    Very intrigued by this. Doubt I'll pick it up as I too belong to the this album is kinda wack crowd, but I am extremely curious about the re-record. I think there are some really great nuggets happening on this record, but they're dropped between some just really unappealing stuff. I doubt they'll be too revisionist, but this could possibly end up making it a more consistent album. If nothing else, I've always hated how the vocals were mixed, so maybe it'll fix that.
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    rcafilm got a reaction from copelandkid in PO Soon :Emery - I'm Only A Man (Vinyl)   
    Very intrigued by this. Doubt I'll pick it up as I too belong to the this album is kinda wack crowd, but I am extremely curious about the re-record. I think there are some really great nuggets happening on this record, but they're dropped between some just really unappealing stuff. I doubt they'll be too revisionist, but this could possibly end up making it a more consistent album. If nothing else, I've always hated how the vocals were mixed, so maybe it'll fix that.
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    rcafilm reacted to ethanpricington in Underoath - Three Represses (Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound)   
    Everything Underoath released prior to Erase Me is trash...
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    rcafilm reacted to V3XED in Underoath - Three Represses (Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound)   
    Guys I am really liking where this thread is going.
    Can we elevate this to "brand new" levels?
    Someone say something offensive already. 
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    rcafilm got a reaction from corey. in Underoath - Three Represses (Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line, Lost in the Sound)   
    I would love for these guys to make "a fortune" off of their hard work past and present. As someone in the currently-crippled entertainment industry, I'm happy for anyone managing to make a living right now.
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