Originally Posted by josha
If a track is recorded digitally, is there any advantage in pressing it to vinyl rather than keeping it as a high quality digital WAV file and playing it via sorato?
Depends on your budget. Cheap vinyl is crap. Budget cutting is a mere computer calculated transfer wich doesnt add anything and leads to a loss of definition and high frequencies. Low quality vynil produces huge surface noise and cracklings. In the end, the vynil sounds digital with (a lot of) added noise.
If you've got plenty of money and work with the right engineers and pressing plant, you may end with a great sounding vynil.
If not, in my experience, it isnt worth the hassle and cost. Vinyl quality control: worse than before?