Thursday, January 28, 2016

The tables are turning again with Microgrooves (HD, Digital & Green T) vinyl record formats

Inventor Andre Gray is turning the tables again with the launch of Microgrooves HD, Microgrooves Digital and Microgrooves Green T vinyl record formats nomenclature.

Launched exactly at 12:00 AM, January 1st, 2016 EST, it is symbolic of an epochal change, complete with a New Years Eve party on Gray's Twitter account with a theme that said it all: The Vinyl Countdown. Whether casual vinyl fans, serious record collectors or the elitist audiophiles, the three levels of the Microgrooves nomenclature will appeal to everyone through its various high sound quality levels. Invented by Andre Gray in 2007 and awarded patents in 2010, this is the biggest improvement in the sound quality of the vinyl record format in years. To achieve this, Gray focused upon five aspects of the record pressing process: Height, Weight, Closer Microgrooves, Deeper Microgrooves, Fish Oil, and, for Microgrooves Green T, green tea liquid extract. These three vinyl formats covers the 7" and 12" vinyl formats.

At the top level of the three newly introduced vinyl formats is Microgrooves HD, which is pressed from virgin vinyl and weighs in at 220 grams for 12" format and 60 grams for the 7" format. It also boasts closer and slightly deeper microgrooves, which, according to Gray, is what really improves sound quality. Microgrooves HD is also approximately ten percent thinner than other vinyl formats currently on the market. The slightly added ingredient of fish oil can be found in the Microgrooves HD and Microgrooves Digital formats in the nomenclature. The resulting sound quality of this format is rather similar to Japanese Pressing.

At the second level of the nomenclature is the Microgrooves Digital format. Much like Microgrooves HD, it has pretty the same ingredients except that it weighs in at 200 grams for the 12" format and 50 grams for the 7" format. The final sound quality of the format is a bit better than 180 grams pressing but not as good as Microgrooves HD or Japanese Pressing.

Microgrooves Green T, as the name suggests, is actually made from green tea liquid extracts and recycled vinyl. The green tea liquid extract is mixed with the other liquids used in the record pressing process according to formula. Weighing in at 200 grams for the 12" format and 50 grams for the 7" format, it has a sound quality that is impressive, but not as good Microgrooves HD and Digital. In keeping with the green theme, Gray recommends that record pressing plants press Microgrooves Green T only in the color of green. For those who are a part of the green revolution but still want to enjoy great sounding vinyl, this is for them.

In terms of intellectual property rights, Gray is giving away the Microgrooves vinyl record nomenclature absolutely free to anyone and everyone who wants to use it and make whatever changes they want. Because of his desire for uniformity, he will make public everything regarding the manufacturing process and the simple requests of including the sticker logo (also designed by Gray) on the record sleeve indicating which of the three Microgrooves nomenclature was used to manufacture the record. These three formats join Microgrooves Electronic, or Microgrooves-E, the world's very first mobile phone music player that was invented by Andre Gray and introduced to the public on July 16th, 1998 at the Jupiter Communications Plug.In Digital Music conference in New York City.

Andre Gray is an inventor of Belizean extraction who widely known as the sole inventor of the Electronic Ticket (1991), Ringtones & Ringbacks (SYNC Programming Language) 1994, Electronic Press Kit (1995), Microgrooves Electronic (world's first mobile phone music player) 1998, Online Music Sales Certifications (1999), Microgrooves HD (2007), Microgrooves Digital (2007), Microgrooves Green T (2007) and many more inventions & innovations. He is also known for uploading the very first complete song on the Internet on August 8, 1988 titled, "Internet Killed The Video Star", a song he composed in the MIDI format.

By: Stephanie Howard

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