What does EP and promo mean on a CD or vinyl record?
Here are answers and opinions from WikiAnswers Contributors: * If I am not mistaken, EP means extended play on vinyls and promo means promotional copy on both. * EP when referring to a Compact Disc is usually a five songs or less demo type of thing. Not sure how it ended up being EP, when you have "extended play," but I think it was something back in the LP vinyl days, when a song was too long to be a single but too short to be an LP, LP being what they call an entire album. So, an EP promo is exactly that - a band recorded some songs that are probably their strongest material, released them as a demo (PROMOtional) to get somebody interested. Some of these may also say "for promotional use only" and are meant for radio stations, producers, etc, and not the general public. Here is a good article which breaks down how a band should choose between a Demo, EP, or Album for their release:
You have old vinyl records that you cannot find anymore on CD so you want to record them to CD How legal is it?
To make a copy of a vinyl record, the first thing to obtain is a turntable. Take the line output from the turntable or the stereo system and connect it to a recorder. The recorder can be a CD recorder, a computer audio input port or some other dedicated recording unit. Then simply play the record and capture the analog output to your recording device.
a laser. on the cd there are millions of pits. (peaks and valleys) the laser reads these pits SUPER FAST and creates the sound from this digital information (0's and 1's, On's and Off's) the "tracks" are laid out very similar to a vinyl record...one long track going around and around and getting larger as it goes. goes opposite from a record, inside to outside or cd.
Well, if a vinyl record is played using a good turntable and cartridge, and if the record is in good condition, it is every bit as good as a CD. ___________ Without quibbling too much over terminology, it is possible to have a recording on vinyl that has been digitally mastered. But you are asking about a comparison between music pressed onto a vinyl disc and music recorded and played back digitally. Many will say…
In 2008 Julian Raymond and Howard Willing produced a record with what famous Country Music Hall of Fame guitar player?
Not very much. Here's why: When the album was originally issued, it was pressed in blue vinyl, to capitalize on the title song. (Moody Blue=Blue record) RCA's original intention was to have first pressings in blue vinyl, then go to regular black vinyl after the initial blue vinyl run was finished. However, mere days after RCA started pressing "Moody Blue" on black vinyl, Elvis died. RCA then went back to pressing Moody Blue on blue…
By the time Nirvana's Nevermind came out (1991), most people had switched from cassettes (tapes) to CDs, and almost nobody used vinyl records anymore. The golden age of the CD began in like, 1989 to 1990. Vinyl copies of Nevermind may well have been produced, as some people (mostly DJs) still use them. But I would assume the album was most widely released on CD, since CDs are what everybody was using in 1991.