Suit says Vinyl Record Co. went digital despite analog claims

By Lauraann Wood (August 19, 2022, 5:18 PM EDT) – A Chicago vinyl record producer has been hiding the fact that he’s been using a digital process to help make his records for at least a decade, rather than solely using the original analog tapes, according to a proposed class action lawsuit filed in federal court in Illinois.

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Inc. has been using digital technology to burn its vinyl records since 2011 despite advertising and pricing like purely analog recordings, which are more valuable and collectible given their limited availability, said Adam Stiles, resident of North Carolina, in its complaint filed Thursday. .

“The original recording tapes are getting old, so only a limited number of…

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