Here’s an update on the emergence of something called HD Vinyl

Here’s an update on the emergence of something called HD Vinyl
Plus an HD Vinyl stamper (the piece of metal used to press a record) lasts up to 10,000 copies. Current stampers wear out after about 1,000. better sound–up to 30% better, in fact) along with more music per side of a record. Old-school vinyl can hold about 22 minutes per side; the new HD vinyl records–which, by the way, don’t require any new equipment–can store about 30 minutes. So when will this new tech hit stores? Their technology and patents use a laser to cut the grooves on a master, which is far more accurate than the old pressing method. When it looked like vinyl was dying out at the end of the 20th century, no one thought that these standards would ever have to be updated again. This is important because GZ has the means to retrofit older plants with the new technology. A company called HD Vinyl has the edge when it comes to determining the next generation of records. microgroove records–since 1948. Viryl, a Toronto-based pressing plant, is on also on board. They apparently have a deal with Jack White’s Third Man Records to manufacture HD Vinyl-type product. HD Vinyl has announced a series of partnerships with pressing plants around the world, including a company called GZ Media in the Czech Republic. Read more here. When a CD or vinyl record is manufactured anywhere in the world, it has to conform to certain international standards so a disc or record made in, say, South Africa can be played on equipment made by anyone, anywhere. The first HD Vinyl pressings could be available as early as the first half of 2019. Another benefit is that the new technique is much more environmentally friendly by eliminating a series of steps that creates all manner of waste. Vinyl has been with us in its current form–i.e. But now that the vinyl resurrection is in its second decade, it’s time to reopen the situation. The last time there was an update to the medium’s technical standards was 1978. Can’t wait. The result, they say, is more accurate storage of music within the grooves (i.e.