There is something to be said for listening to a raw transfer on decent quality equipment. It's a bit like listening to lossless audio. With lossy audio (and automatically restored audio), you never know if any faults you hear are down to the processing - and this thought can be distracting. Whereas with lossless audio, or unrestored audio, you know any faults are there on the original, so you might as well forget about them (or fix them manually, if possible).
Is Audacity totally a lame program? Vinyl capturing sites seem to love it?!
...where the guy posts vinyl transfers he does and the specs on them. They sound great to me... but too clean. I don't even know what half these processes or gear are.
Getting the recording nearer to what it would have been if it had never been cut to the media to begin with is my goal.
Um, no, The Beatles were recorded to tape and the audio from that tape was manipulated in various ways in order to prepare it to be cut to vinyl. If you want to get closer to what was done in the studio, you go back to the tape.As to the rhythm, beat and singing, they are still present on any version of the CDs no matter how they were mastered, no?
Um, no, The Beatles were recorded to tape and the audio from that tape was manipulated in various ways in order to prepare it to be cut to vinyl. If you want to get closer to what was done in the studio, you go back to the tape.
Why did you bump this thread? Your question has nothing to do with the topic.
Why are you choosing to sum the channels after [a href='index.php?showtopic=89597']you were essentially told that wasn't necessary[/a]?
This topic may also be of interest ([a href='index.php?showtopic=54633']click[/a]); your question is answered there.
Basically, should I declick the raw 2-channel recording or declick-pop once the channels have been summed?
by summing the channels before the preamp and recording to a mono track
Quote from: botface on 13 November, 2011, 04:24:33 AMby summing the channels before the preamp and recording to a mono trackHey thanks for the reply. Appreciate it. But I don't think I have the capability of doing this. At least I wouldn't know what to use.
It also depends on the channel balance. Some cartridges, and set-ups thereof, are better than others. That is to say, the summing goes better or worse depending upon this.
Some people like to break a recording into individual tracks and work on each separately. I find it more convenient to record both sides of the LP into one file and keep it that way until I am done with all processing. Normalizing, at the proper time, is then a single operation against the entire album. There is no possibility of altering the album's dynamics.Normalizing should be done after any and all filters are applied, especially if you intend to use 0dB.