Autumn has arrived for settlers of the Northern hemisphere. One of the traditional tasks that we do every autumn is the idyllic preparation for the winter. The preparations vary across the globe, as we accumulate tasty goods for winter, prepare for the upcoming cold temperatures and ready up for winter sports.
Today I want to talk to you about a preparation which you shouldn’t miss out on. It does not exactly fall into the traditional preparations category but it will surely be very useful. What am I talking about? I’m talking about buying a turntable and having a very musical winter.
Check out the Top 10 reasons why you should introduce your household with a new turntable!
10) Make your stay at home more comfortable
Winters arrival usually marks a time period when we spend more time at home. The weather conditions eliminate most of the outdoor activities. Also it is always a lot more comfortable to spend your time in a warm and comfortable environment, rather than have a chilly experience outdoors.
Where I come from, abundant rainfall and snowfall tend to ‘lock me in’ for most of the day. From my experience, staying at home can make you stir crazy after a while. There are many ways to deal with it but my favorite choice involves a turntable and vinyl records.
Here is what I love to do. I turn on my turntable and put a vinyl with relaxing music. After that I take a book and sit by the window. The combination of calming music, a good book and the falling snow makes for an amazing combination.
9) Host better parties
Winter is a time when outdoor gatherings are mostly replaced with indoor ones. Turntables can be a great help for planning out parties and gatherings. Stereos do a great job with playing music but unless you have a high quality, expensive stereos system, you won’t really stand out from the crowd.
The majesty of analog sound and the appearance of a turntable can make your party that much more interesting and it won’t cost you a fortune.
8) Have something to dabble with
During the winter you have a lot of time on your hands. So how can you put it to good use? You can learn the basics of audio modulation and editing.
You would be surprised how customizable turntables are. If you buy a few additional pieces of equipment, like a good preamp, you will be able to experiment and learn a great deal about audio processing.
You will be surprised to hear how useful dabbling around with sound settings can be. Some of the greatest producers in history learned everything from just fooling around with sounds. Nothing can get you a more authentic sound than creative experimentation.
7) Make your winter unforgettable
The best time periods are the ones you remember for a long time. There are many ways you can make your winter memorable, such as going to a winter resort and trying out winter sports. If you do not wish to spend too much cash, you can make it memorable with a turntable.
I got my turntable in the winter of 2008. To this day I vividly remember the cold, snowy January days and how much fun I had with my vinyl records. Buy a turntable and have an unforgettable winter experience!
6) Buy a turntable as a gift
Are you looking for a perfect gift for a friend or family member who greatly enjoys music? Well then, a turntable is the perfect gift for them. A turntable is an iconic gift which the recipient won’t soon forget.
You could add a vinyl record or two as an accompanying gift. They will surely enjoy it and spend hours and hours listening to it.
5) Start 2017 with a turntable
Have you always wanted to listen to vinyl and buy a record player? Has it been on your “New Year’s resolution list” for a couple of years now?
You can finally complete the task and start out your year in fashion. 2017 can be the year of great music, great vinyl records and great record player experiences.
4) Discover the quality of analog sound
Wouldn’t you feel great if you could add discovery of analogue sound quality to your 2016 accomplishment list? Listening to music in the idyllic conditions of winter will only add to the greatness of the accomplishment!
3) Have something special for the holidays
Winter is a season which hosts many important traditional and religious holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years are days when we are all brought together with our family and friends, with a common goal to enjoy, relax and feast.
Take a moment just to imagine how beneficial a turntable could be to the holidays. The sweet vinyl sound will definitely set up a more comfortable and soothing atmosphere.
You could have dinner while a classical or jazz vinyl plays in the background. You could make a dance party or a simple sing along after dinner. The turntable really opens up a lot of interesting possibilities!
2) Drink warm beverages while listening to vinyl
Have you ever drunk a warm beverage, hoping to warm up as soon as possible, while the warm tunes of the turntable play in the background? It will surely help you fight the cold.
1) Just because you can!
Give me one good reason why you shouldn’t get yourself a turntable. Treat yourself with something nice and profit it from it later on.
So there you have it. I have written these tips from my own personal experience. Buying a vinyl records for the winter will surely keep things interesting and have a great impact on your holiday season.
Keep in mind that it can be a really awesome gift which could spark the ‘vinyl fire’ in someone’s heart.
Have an awesome winter and get your turntable as soon as possible!