my vinyl importation is simple and does not require 'headroom' (im not going to make large adjustments).... however, the clipping/loss of print information...
After digitizing, the digital file should sound exacty like the vinyl (when played through the same system/speakers at the same volume).
This page has lots of helpful information, including software recommendations for "cleaning-up" the digitized copy.
Although it's not "mandatory", I always remove the "snap", "crackle", and "pop", with Wave Repair ($30 USD). It works great, in the manual mode and and it only "touches" the audio where you identify a defect. But, it's very time consuming.
different software obviously employs different ways to remove the rice bubbles - i've heard some subtract the audio and some others copy a small portion of audio surrounding the pops/clicks. Are there advantages to using software that makes use of the latter ?