Learn to Spin Vinyl at the Bates College Library!

Vinyl is hip! Why is that? Is it because the grooves cut into vinyl recordings most closely resemble the original sound waves? Is it because analog sound reproduction creates a continuous signal whereas digital sound reproduction involves taking multiple samples of sound? Is it because we’re so used to hearing lossy or compressed files on our devices with inferior headphones and ear buds, that when we finally get to hear the sounds from vinyl recordings on decent equipment, we can’t believe the difference?

You decide! Come to Audio and find out why so many students are discovering vinyl. We have over 10,000 record albums of every genre. Borrow some of our high quality headphones and learn how to spin!

Spinning Vinyl in Audio at Bates College Library

Jackson Fleming ’15, Nick Sergay ’18, Lily Christine ’15