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#288317 - 01/23/10 10:47 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Yeah, not an audiophile recording, for sure.
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#288350 - 01/23/10 05:12 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Asia Alpha album...
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#288359 - 01/23/10 07:05 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Hey Randy- What are you using for vynal conversion, equipment and software-wise? One of the projects creeping up my to-do list is ripping quite a few albums. I'm hoping to improve on some over compressed remastered cd versions I have. I bought the xitel usb unit reccomended by john k, but have not gotten serious yet.



 Originally Posted By: sirquack
Converting some vinyl to digital again tonight. Right now enjoying the song Feels Like The First Time on Foreigner Records...and enjoying a nice chilled glass of home made wine.

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#288361 - 01/23/10 07:30 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: duckman]
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Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.



In a nutshell, after I record the album into Audacity, I clean up the album noise, clicks, pops, etc. Then I breakup/title the tracks, export into seperate WAV files to get a lossless version.

From here I import into itunes and create two copies, one lossless Apple version, and one AAC 128kbps VBR copy for my iPod Touch.

If you get interested I will be glad to give you more details as to the steps....Randy

So far I've converted about 10 of my old albums, with tons to go...

Oh yeah, I purchased a Spinclean record cleaner to clean my vinyl first....worked awesome and made them look like new...


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#288368 - 01/23/10 10:17 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Kudos to all of you doing vinyl transfers!

If you can, try to "record" them at 24bit/96k (if you are going to play them in a media server type scenario).

Be careful with noise reduction though, you can suck the life right out of recordings with overuse of consumer grade software (professional grade too).

I use to hate even the slightest "crackle" or "pop" on vinyl records back in the olden days, but I've actually grown fond of a little bit of surface noise, if it has to be there. Sorta like a crackling fire. Comforting somewhat. It's funny how nostalgia can creep up on a fella...

But vinyl noise has been romanticized for a while now with samples of it being used on countless CDs.
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#288369 - 01/23/10 10:19 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: audiosavant]
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Listening to Gentle Giant - Free Hand.

On CD. \:\)
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#288385 - 01/23/10 11:23 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: audiosavant]
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 Originally Posted By: audiosavant
Listening to Gentle Giant - Free Hand.

On CD. \:\)

I really need to pick up some GG: another one of those bands I really didn't appreciate when I first listened to them. Going strait from '70s am pop to Zappa and GG was a bit of a shift.
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#288395 - 01/24/10 03:05 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: fredk]
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Listening to Haggard:

Herr Mannelig

HIJO DE LA LUNA
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#288404 - 01/24/10 10:04 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: grunt]
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+1 on Audacity. I use it to take the voice overs out of the Bird Call CD's that I have.
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#288423 - 01/24/10 01:26 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt
Listening to Haggard:


Lol, I thought you meant Merle Haggard!

Who is also cool btw...

I mean, "I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole..." is about as gangsta hard as it gets.
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