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CD-R and Audio Hardware => Vinyl => Topic started by: slogun on 12 November, 2008, 07:59:01 PM

Title: Best service for digitizing vinyl and cassettes?
Post by: slogun on 12 November, 2008, 07:59:01 PM
Hello. 

I have some rather rare/expensive/personally valuable records and cassettes that I want to archive digitally...only thing is I don't want to spend a fortune on my own equipment to do it right now, especially with the small amount I want to get done.

Can anyone give any recommendations?  Looking for conversion quality(obviously), care taken when handling the recordings...thanks!
Title: Best service for digitizing vinyl and cassettes?
Post by: DVDdoug on 13 November, 2008, 03:14:27 PM
Here (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=64997) is a similar thread/question with a couple of links to services.


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...I want to archive digitally...only thing is I don't want to spend a fortune on my own equipment to do it right now, especially with the small amount I want to get done.
  If you simply want to record/archive the recordings (with no restoration), all you need is a computer with a soundcard and some recording software.  (I'm assuming you have playback equipment that's up to your standards.)  Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is a FREE audio editor that can record.

If you want to do some audio restoration, Audacity can do noise reduction, and filtering/EQ.  For removing vinyl "snap, crackle, & pop", Wave Repair (http://www.delback.co.uk/wavrep/index.htm) is only $30 USD.  (And, there are other affordable software tools that will cost less than paying someone else to do it.)
Title: Best service for digitizing vinyl and cassettes?
Post by: slogun on 13 November, 2008, 04:31:10 PM
Exactly what I needed to know...thanks.