Vinyl is Back! Listen Live or Burn to MP3

Vinyl is Back! Listen Live or Burn to MP3

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You’ve likely heard the phrase “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” There aren’t many things that are made as well now as they were back in the olden days. I think we owned the same appliances through my entire childhood with the exception of a microwave which was added to the home when I was a young teenager. Clothes were higher quality then, too. My youth was filled with patched blue jeans; the denim was much more durable back then and it didn’t make sense to toss them out over a rip that was earned during a baseball practice. I remember my mom patching them up over and over until we finally cut them off into the appropriately named ‘cut-offs’. Don’t even get me started.

Curious if others felt the same way I did, I asked some friends on Facebook what came to mind when they heard the phrase and there were a wide variety of answers including vehicles, toys and tools in addition to many agreeing that appliances were a major disappointment.

Technology is the one exception. Advancements in technology have provided so many benefits. Think about it: phones, computers and even travel continue to improve. But let’s talk about music for a minute. Even though it’s convenient to listen to music on your phone or some portable device via .mp3 or even a streaming service, why is it that vinyl is making a comeback?

Vintage retro vinyl is back thanks to technology! - SahmReviews.com

Maybe you hadn’t noticed, but look the next time you are at the store. We’re seeing signs promoting a larger vinyl selection while at the same time seeing more people rifling through the stacks at Goodwill. When I’ve asked people why there is such a resurgence in the sale of records and I was told that the sound is far better than anything digital.

I can finally listen to my old dance recital 45s! - SahmReviews.com  These vintage 45s are getting new life thanks to technology! - SahmReviews.comVintage YMCA 45 with adapter. - SahmReviews.com
Some of us may even still own their favorite childhood 45s. Like maybe a box full of old dance recital music or something. Or a vintage 1978 Y.M.C.A. song and even Leif Garrett. Don’t judge. 

Vintage retro vinyl is back thanks to technology! - SahmReviews.com

So it only makes sense that technology will also advance to accommodate it these trends, right? Right! When was the last time you saw a turntable in someone’s living room or recreation area? Other than the ones that disc jockeys use, you probably haven’t seen many. 1byOne has created the perfect gadget to meld these different worlds together. Not only are they offering technology to help us enjoy our lives more (with phone accessories, charging devices, ear buds and even some things for Halloween) but now you can get a 1byone turntable.

Listen to your vinyl on the turntable or convert it to .mp3 format with this 1byone turntable! - SahmReviews.com

This isn’t the same turntable you (or maybe your parents) grew up with. In addition to being able to play the records, the 1byone turntable also has the option to convert them to .mp3 format to be used on other digital devices. It’s literally as easy as playing the record and hitting the record button and it records through the USB connection! And it sounds great, too!

Sounds good, doesn’t it?! You were wishing that sample was “I Was Made For Dancing!” by Leif Garrett, weren’t you? Do you have any records that you miss listening to because you didn’t have a working turntable?

Listen to your vinyl on the turntable or convert it to .mp3 format with this 1byone turntable! - SahmReviews.com

The controls are easy to understand, too. Standby/on is the power toggle. USB-MP3 allows you to listen to music  on other devices using the turntable speakers. Phono is what you hit to play a record. BT is for connecting Bluetooth devices such as speakers. Phono-rec is how you record a record when there’s something connected through the USB port on the control panel. The final three buttons on this Bluetooth speaker turntable should be self explanatory.

Listen to your vinyl on the turntable or convert it to .mp3 format with this 1byone turntable! - SahmReviews.com

Personally, the feel of picking up the arm and moving the needle onto the record brought back a lot of memories. I instantly remembered how we memorized which track our favorite music was on a 78 then eyeballed it to place the needle where that song would start.

Listen to your vinyl on the turntable or convert it to .mp3 format with this 1byone turntable! - SahmReviews.com

1byone put a lot of thought into this digital turntable, providing users the opportunity to listen to vinyl records, listen to .mp3 through the system, record vinyl to .mp3 and more. They even included a converter so there isn’t a need to hunt down the plastic inserts for 45s designed with the larger diameter hole! The whole unit is a cool way to see retro and modern merge through technology.

Do you still own any vinyl?

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Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has worked with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole works as an ambassador for brands such as Netflix, U.S. Cellular and K’NEX, has been featured in McDonald’s videos as well as Maria Bailey’s book “Power Moms”. Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two beautiful teen daughters, if you can’t find Nicole, she is probably somewhere playing board games.

19 comments on «Vinyl is Back! Listen Live or Burn to MP3»

  1. Paula says:

    I love vinyl, but did not realize the sound was better.

  2. I can’t believe that vinyl is making a comeback. I was just explaining to my students what a record is last week.

  3. Ronnie says:

    I think you just found me the perfect gift for my boyfriend’s birthday! I was racking my brain trying to come up with something that he would enjoy – he’s so passionate for music that this would be great. Thanks. 😀

  4. rebecca says:

    This really does sound like a great combo. As much as I love the sound of vinyl, it would be nice to have some of my vinyl on an mp3 to play in the car as well.

  5. diane says:

    My husband is a HUGE vinyl fan. Has a ton from his own childhood and has bought a lot more in the last 5 years. The sound really is better, although obviously portability is difficult! Would be nice to have some of that music on the go!

  6. Allie D. says:

    My family grew up listening to vinyl records. My aunts still have their Elvis albums. I have heard the same thing that the sound from vinyl is more pure compared to the digital tracks.

  7. Crystal says:

    My husband kept a lot of his vinyl from his childhood, so collecting new albums is very nostalgic. I need to grab him a digital turntable for Father’s Day!

  8. Wow that brings back memories. I had no idea you could even get turntables any more. I need to see if I still have my old records.

  9. Ana says:

    It’s a perfect gift for my dad on Father’s day! I am glad to know that vinyl is making a comeback.

  10. Chris J. says:

    This is a great way of combining the old and new technology. It would make a really great present for any music lover.

  11. paula schuck says:

    This post is making me nostalgic for the Beatles and the old YMCA Village People music. LOL. Great toy you have there today.

  12. Marcie W. says:

    Vinyl bring back so many awesome memories. My grandparents had an amazing collection of classics.

  13. Jeffrey says:

    It’s amazing that record players are still being made with all of the so called improvements in technology. I guess I had better find another Walkman to use before they become more popular again.

  14. James says:

    Sweet!

  15. Jim says:

    Takes me back!

  16. Michael Shea says:

    I love Vinyl!

  17. brody says:

    awesome

  18. Benjamin K. says:

    I’ve had a record player for over a decade. Found a nice vintage one at a thrift store as a freshmen, bought some auld records, and I was hooked. I have since upgraded and I have a record player that can convert to MP3. I haven’t even used that feature yet. I’m just content listening to that wonderful analog sound.

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