cliveb also has a web page with all kinds of information and software recommendations for digitizing an cleaning-up LPs. Most of it should apply to 78s.
I'm capturing the audio with Audacity at 32-bit IEEE float, as a stereo recording from a 78 stylus on my turntable at 45 then changing the speed, finishing it off with inverting the RIAA curve.
- Just heard about a program called Wave Corrector. Would you say it's better than DeNoise and ClickRepair?
- Do you think it's crucial that the click and noise removal be done before changing the speed from 45 to 78?
What's the general thinking with clean-up of sound? Noise reduction first, click removal second? Or the other way around?
That could get tricky with copyrights. Wouldn't want to get the forum in any kind of hot water legally.
Used to listen to this 78 (and the B-side) lots when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I must say, you've ruined it—it doesn't sound right without the crackle at all!
there's no way to know if I did it or not
Am I crazy to think that when I invert the RIAA curve the sound gets worse? The surface noise becomes far more prominent.
In any event, all other editing of the sound will clearly have to be done by my own ear but it IS safe to assume that ANY 78 needs the RIAA curve inverted right?