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Vinyl archiving, trial & error
post Oct 4 2008, 11:54
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Hello everyone!

Since this thread touches different kinds of topics - from recording, flac, to mp3 - i've posted it here in general audio. If you feel it sure be somewhere else, please feel free to move it.

I am starting to record some of my vinyl lp's for two reasons. First, I like to listen to some of them on the go with my ipod, and secondly for the last two years I have been buying vinyl rather than cd's and I'd like to start archiving some of them.

I've read a few articles regarding recording vinyl. This is my current process: Connected the 'tape out' of my amp to the 'line in' of my imac. I'm using the software audacity to record 44,1khz stereo wav files and produce one file per side. I use XLD to convert the wav files to flac level 8 & keep them. Convert the flac files to mp3 via XLD Lame 3.98. Using iTunes to edit the id3 tags and embed cover art into the mp3 files.

Now to my question laugh.gif

Would it make more sense to 'put more work' into the flac files and have these changes (divided tracks, embedded cover art) automatically transferred to mp3's when converted? I'm not sure if thats possible but I think of making cue files which would result into different mp3 files when converted? Could I 'merge' the four flac files - which I end up at the moment - without any loss of quality and make a cue file. If thats possible, how would I have to do that?

In essence: What would you propose to improve the process? I've only recorded ten lp's, so I'm still looking for a good way.

This is the first time, I'm using flac so please bear with my n00bism wink.gif
I'm looking forward to your input/ suggestions.
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