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Matthias Schnizer
2005-01-17, 11:58
I am in process of doing the same thing. Here is my setup:

Using an EGO-SYS U2A Waveterminal and CoolEdit Pro 2.0 to get the tracks to
the computer.
I try to cleanup the wav with CoolEdit Pro 2.0 before using LAME. Results
seem to be a little dull on my end too. I never heard about Steinbergs
CLEAN, but I will look for a demo version to make comparisons.
Biggest drawback so far is the amount of time it takes me to
rip/clean/encode my LPs. It takes me ~4h/LP to have good results.

Looking forward to any other comments

Matt

Pat Farrell
2005-01-17, 22:18
At 01:58 PM 1/17/2005, Matthias Schnizer wrote:
>I try to cleanup the wav with CoolEdit Pro 2.0 before using LAME. Results
>seem to be a little dull on my end too.
>Biggest drawback so far is the amount of time it takes me to
>rip/clean/encode my LPs. It takes me ~4h/LP to have good results.

I started doing this on my old collection. I started in my recording
studio, where I have a bunch of 96kHz-24 bit convertors, used
an audiophile phono preamp, etc. I then ran the wav
files through CakeWalk Sonar, I have lots of plugins
including compression, EQ, reverb, etc. and generated FLAC files.

I even spent $100 on a fresh cartridge. Not $1000 or more
like the vinyl lovers, but enough.

I decided that noise reduction post processing takes out too much of the
top end. And that a huge number of my old LPs are on CD, often
for under $10. So for all of the albums that are still available in print,
I decided to buy yet another copy.

Only the ones that are out of print, unavailable, etc. are
worth the hours it takes.
YMMV.

Of course, when you listen carefully, you can tell the
bad engineering that goes on all the times with "perfect sound
forever" CDs.

Pat


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