seanimal wrote:we can only assume the master tapes for these recordings are long gone, so the historian in me wants you to create digital copies of the records like john maloof dutifully scanning vivian maier's photographs
We are looking into a turntable that can digitize as well. We've got some records that are very valuable, and what makes me absolutely bonkers about this stuff is the more valuable it is hinges on how good the music is, not how rare it is. So if we have the only record in existence of "Gregorian Chants of Eastern Europe" but we have a beat up copy of Nick Ingman's "Big Beat" which is out there in troves in original and re-release copies, "Big Beat" wins.
So as we were uncovering the value of these records, we were discovering the music quality is better the higher it is, which is pretty fun. This is why we are interested into a turntable that can digitize them, so we can keep the LP version after we sell. Which we don't know when that will be, so...
BTW, you should listen to "Big Beat". It slaps.