Many people say vinyl records sound "warmer" and "more pleasing" than digital formats, and there seems to be a resurgence of vinyl usage among audiophiles due to these desirable qualities. But what is the point if the whole album was produced digitally (axe-fx, DAW's, drum samples etc.) Doesn't it subtract from the organic qualities of vinyl if the sound is first passed through digital processing?
I am thinking of bands like Animals as Leaders and Meshuggah that use DAW's and Axe-FX's to record, then do a vinyl release.
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If the album is recorded at a higher resolution and bitrate, and they use a higher resolution master for the vinyl, it will sound better than the 16-bit/44.1 CD audio. Other than that, it's about the big artwork, the novelty of playing a record, and the whole listening experience being different. It's merch, like any other physical copy of a release, and it's something people will want to buy. There's been a few albums I've wanted to buy on vinyl, even though I don't have a turntable, but just to have and to look at.