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Philip Bouscarle
2004-02-11, 04:50
Thanks Roy,

I'll try these ideas out and see if I can get a decent recording.

Philip

PS do you use a filter to remove pops and clicks caused by scratches.
Presumably there is some element of lossiness with such a filter?

-----Original Message-----
From: Roy M. Silvernail [mailto:roy (AT) rant-central (DOT) com]
Sent: 11 February 2004 11:42
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Ripping vinyl


On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 04:24, Philip Bouscarle wrote:
> This question has reminded me that I have loads of music on vinyl that I
> haven't ripped yet...............

Me, too, though the load is slowly lightening. (I started my vinyl rip
project last week)

> How does one rip LPs? I have a Sound Blaster Audigy card but can't get a
> decent quality humless rip from an LP.

That is a ground loop problem. There are several possible causes, but
the biggest one is having the computer and stereo receiver plugged into
different AC circuits. Make sure that you're on the same circuit, and
try reversing the AC plug if possible. The next culprit is cabling,
especially if there's a mini-plug going into the sound card. Also, some
phono cartridges have a little ground strap connecting one ground pin to
the metal tonearm shell. If you have this, try removing it. I've had
that bite me before.

> Would it be logical to rip to a
> minidisc first (which is all set up on my system) and then rip the
minidisc
> to the computer?

Mini-disc uses ATRAC compression, doesn't it? Not a good idea. ATRAC is
lossy, so you would lose quality twice (similar to re-encoding an MP3
from a lower to a higher bitrate).
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Roy M. Silvernail
2004-02-11, 05:33
On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 06:50, Philip Bouscarle wrote:
> Thanks Roy,
>
> I'll try these ideas out and see if I can get a decent recording.
>
> Philip
>
> PS do you use a filter to remove pops and clicks caused by scratches.
> Presumably there is some element of lossiness with such a filter?

Not just yet. A lot of my vinyl is in pretty good shape, so I'll
consider filtering on a case-by-case basis. I've already granted that
my recordings won't be quite a "digital remaster" and I'm willing to
accept an occasional imperfection.
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