IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Need tips for converting ANALOG to Lossless
BFG
post Nov 18 2012, 23:04
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 209
Joined: 22-July 12
Member No.: 101637



Right now, I'm converting my entire CD collection to FLAC for archiving. But I also have some records, cassette tapes and (gasp) 8-tracks to "archive" as well.

I'd like some tips on the best hardware to use for the initial analog to digital conversion (presumably to WAV), as well as best practices for noise reduction without compromising the signal. I'd also like to hear thoughts on when/if it's appropriate to upconvert to stereo.
I haven't checked the Wiki for these topics yet, but will soon.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
Engelsstaub
post Nov 19 2012, 04:46
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 573
Joined: 16-February 10
Member No.: 78200



Check out VinylStudio. It's free to try and thirty dollars beyond trial.

You may only need if for the trial. I can tell you, as a user, that it is very convenient for recording, splitting, and cleaning up vinyl (and other analogue-source) transfers. It is more than sufficient for cleaning up ticks and pops in vinyl recordings. The more expensive software is advanced at noise-reduction and stuff like that and it doesn't sound like you really want or need that anyway. There's a version for Windows and Macintosh.

I'm not trying to run an ad for VinylStudio, but I thought you'd like to know that I'm personally pleased with it and feel it's well worth the cost if you decide it's something you can use. There are plenty of other options, but this one is a good all-in-one IMO.


--------------------
The Loudness War is over. Now it's a hopeless occupation.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th December 2014 - 16:16