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    Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
    Hidden gem from 1987

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    Don Dixon produced a lot of good music and released some good solo albums too.

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      Originally posted by d6jg View Post
      I also use VinylClear and occasionally a knosti bath thing. On Amazon.

      The most important part of the needledrop is the condition of the record and turntable/cartridge set up. I’m currently using an Onkyo CP1050 that I bought new maybe 5 years ago and have upgraded the cart to Ortofon 2M Blue.

      As for the needledrop process itself I use VinylStudio with a UCA202. VinylStudio makes the initial recording, album art and tagging very easy. The £25 it costs is well worth it imho. After generating Flacs I post process through Foobar2000 to add Replay Gain tags before scanning into LMS. VinylStudio also has advanced clean up filters which can remove nasty pops and clicks without affecting the overall SQ. Does take some learning though.

      Tip. Sometimes Windows detects the UCA202 as a mono device. Check the Sound settings thoroughly before starting in earnest. Do this regularly.

      The best part is you get the chance to re-listen to your original vinyl over and over.
      You are definitely right about the cartridge set up. I only recently tried the Rega Baerwald Arc Protractor to align my cartridge and it is much better than my previous alignment. Inner groove distortion is greatly reduced. I always thought Genesis-Foxtrot sounded poor compared to Selling England by the Pound but listening to my needle drop now it sounds wonderful. A combination of good alignment and clean vinyl I suppose. This is with one of my decades old K9 cartridges 😀
      Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
      Bedroom: Radio
      Bathroom: Radio

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        ♪ Playing Walk Awhile by Fairport Convention from Full House (Vinyl) (1970) (Local • 735kbps VBR 16Bits 44.1kHz FLC)

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        Jim
        https://jukeradio.double6.net


        VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
        Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
        Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
        Dining Room SB Radio
        Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
        Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
        Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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          Originally posted by d6jg View Post
          I also use VinylClear and occasionally a knosti bath thing. On Amazon.

          The most important part of the needledrop is the condition of the record and turntable/cartridge set up. I’m currently using an Onkyo CP1050 that I bought new maybe 5 years ago and have upgraded the cart to Ortofon 2M Blue.

          As for the needledrop process itself I use VinylStudio with a UCA202. VinylStudio makes the initial recording, album art and tagging very easy. The £25 it costs is well worth it imho. After generating Flacs I post process through Foobar2000 to add Replay Gain tags before scanning into LMS. VinylStudio also has advanced clean up filters which can remove nasty pops and clicks without affecting the overall SQ. Does take some learning though.

          Tip. Sometimes Windows detects the UCA202 as a mono device. Check the Sound settings thoroughly before starting in earnest. Do this regularly.

          The best part is you get the chance to re-listen to your original vinyl over and over.
          How does Vinyl Studio add track labels? I have just discovered a "Label Sound" function in Audacity which can automatically add labels before tracks but you still need to manually add the track names.
          Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
          Bedroom: Radio
          Bathroom: Radio

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            ♪ Playing "I Will Always Be Your Shelter" by Robin Trower from No More Worlds To Conquer (2022)

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              RIP Tom Verlaine. Television's Marquee Moon will be on my playlist this evening!
              Home: Raspberry Pi 4/pCP7.0/LMS8.1.2/Material with files on QNAP TS-251A
              Touch > DacMagic 100 > Naim Audio Nait 3 > Mission 752 (plus Rega Planar 3 > Rega Fono Mini; Naim CD3)
              2 x Squeezebox Radios, 1 X Squeezebox 3 (retired), 1 x SqueezeAMP
              Office: LMS8.0.0 running on Raspberry Pi3; Raspberry Pi 3 player with touchscreen/piCorePlayer/IQaudIO DAC and Amp
              Portable: Raspberry Pi 3B/pCP7.0.1/LMS8.1.2/Material, files on Seagate portable drive, powered via power brick

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                Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post

                How does Vinyl Studio add track labels? I have just discovered a "Label Sound" function in Audacity which can automatically add labels before tracks but you still need to manually add the track names.
                It looks up to Discogs & Music Brainz for the correctly timed tracks and then writes track title etc to FLAC or whatever when you get to that stage. Gets album art from same sources. All you generally have to do is move track end markers a little. It produces exactly the same as you can achieve with Audacity but in a fraction of the time.

                Edit. I think there is a free trial option so you can give it a try. There is also a full tutorial on their web site.
                Last edited by d6jg; 2023-01-29, 20:54.
                Jim
                https://jukeradio.double6.net


                VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                Dining Room SB Radio
                Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                  Originally posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
                  RIP Tom Verlaine. Television's Marquee Moon will be on my playlist this evening!
                  Already played it.
                  Jim
                  https://jukeradio.double6.net


                  VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                  Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                  Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                  Dining Room SB Radio
                  Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                  Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                  Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                    Tonight I’m needledropping my Wife’s copy of this.

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                    Jim
                    https://jukeradio.double6.net


                    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                    Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                    Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                    Dining Room SB Radio
                    Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                    Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                      Originally posted by d6jg View Post

                      It looks up to Discogs & Music Brainz for the correctly timed tracks and then writes track title etc to FLAC or whatever when you get to that stage. Gets album art from same sources. All you generally have to do is move track end markers a little. It produces exactly the same as you can achieve with Audacity but in a fraction of the time.

                      Edit. I think there is a free trial option so you can give it a try. There is also a full tutorial on their web site.
                      Does it work well when the Vinyl has a different track listing to the CD? I just tried Musicbrainz Picard and it insists a track is missing.
                      Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                      Bedroom: Radio
                      Bathroom: Radio

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                        Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post

                        Does it work well when the Vinyl has a different track listing to the CD? I just tried Musicbrainz Picard and it insists a track is missing.
                        Yes. Discogs/Music Brainz will show you multiple different versions and you choose the one you want. Same with the cover.
                        Jim
                        https://jukeradio.double6.net


                        VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                        Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                        Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                        Dining Room SB Radio
                        Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                        Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                        Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                          Originally posted by d6jg View Post

                          Yes. Discogs/Music Brainz will show you multiple different versions and you choose the one you want. Same with the cover.
                          Yup, I think I need to play more with Picard. I did indeed find the correct vinyl version by manually searching although it wasn't found automatically. The next one will be a better test without any previous metadata in the tags.
                          Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                          Bedroom: Radio
                          Bathroom: Radio

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                            This is the state of our dining room table when I digitise vinyl 🤣
                            The only "Audiophile" pressing I own, a half speed master of Billy Joel - The Stranger. Click image for larger version

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                            Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                            Bedroom: Radio
                            Bathroom: Radio

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                              Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post

                              Yup, I think I need to play more with Picard. I did indeed find the correct vinyl version by manually searching although it wasn't found automatically. The next one will be a better test without any previous metadata in the tags.
                              I have never used Picard - never needed to.

                              This is VinylStudio screenshot

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                              Jim
                              https://jukeradio.double6.net


                              VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
                              Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
                              Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
                              Dining Room SB Radio
                              Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
                              Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
                              Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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                                Originally posted by d6jg View Post

                                I have never used Picard - never needed to.

                                This is VinylStudio screenshot

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                                I've just realised after years of using MP3tag that it can tag tracks using Musicbrainz 🤦‍♂️
                                Living Room: Touch or Squeezelite (Pi3B) > Topping E30 > Audiolab 8000A > Monitor Audio S5 + BK200-XLS DF
                                Bedroom: Radio
                                Bathroom: Radio

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