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Old 08-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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LP recording software


Can anyone suggest software to be used to enable me to record my LP collection to my Linux box from where I can then burn to CD using k3b
I have Mandarke 10.1 and KDE 3.2 and would like to be able to filter out the scratches whilst recording !
Thanks
 
Old 08-26-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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Google is your friend

just a few sites to get you started

based on windows
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11293_7...1.html?tag=nav

based on linux general
http://www.silug.org/lists/silug-dis.../msg00080.html

a links page
http://www.a-reny.com/restauration/restaurlinks.html

and about gramofile
http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/08/104-ootb.pdf

and the gramofile rpm
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

hope this helps
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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There is also this

http://www.software.jodda.de/record.html

and there is a mandrake rpm
though I couldnt tell how reliable it is

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Old 08-27-2005, 03:34 AM   #4
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I use Audacity, you`ll find it on your mandriva/mandrake cd or contrib

It`s similar to Soundforge/Cool Edit on Windows, let`s you record the entire LP or tracks, and allows remastering/noise removal etc.

Then you can save it to mp3, wav or ogg

Tip: dont forget to turn recording onto Stereo in the preferences as dewfault is mono
 
Old 08-27-2005, 06:12 AM   #5
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Thanks floppywhopper, I had Googled using "recording albums to cd" and had found gramofile but not the rpm version. Also didn't find any of the other listings you quote - google is so temperamental !
I also have audacity, aerogate thanks, but couldn't work out how to eliminate the scratches apart from identifying the scratch in the waveform and using the "remove noise" filter for the entire album. It would be easier I would have thought to do this during the record phase.
Thanks again.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 06:47 AM   #6
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Thanks Aerogate!!
I just installed audacity the other day and was looking at it. I was wondering why it just try to record in mono.

Did you know their is a windows version also. I put that on my windows machine and will play with it.

I had to install lame to save output as mp3...... I think that was the reason to install lame anyway......

It look promising and I'll play more when I get more time.......Got a bunch of albums I would like to convert to cd.........
 
Old 09-05-2005, 07:37 AM   #7
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Yeah I used to use it on Windows before I got into Linux, and was happy to see it available for linux too
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:02 AM   #8
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Audacity is a pretty good tool, but if you have a lot of scratches or hum that you need to get rid of, Audacity doesn't cut it. It's got tools for that, but they really suck. The EQ and noise removal are a joke. I use Sound Forge 7 on my Windows machine for any kind of audio editing from a degraded source, as restoration is easier, more intuitive, gives you more options, more paramaters, with automation, or entirely manual and is extremely accurate. I have not found a linux program that can compare, unfortunately, and believe me I've tried. I'd recommend Forge for converting from cassette tape or LP. It's a non-free program, obviously, but can be had by less than scruplous methods, if you're the type who might partake of that kind of thing. Also, one program I've been meaning to try for linux is ardour, though it is directed more at recording than editing. You might try that.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 11:13 AM   #9
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Audacity is free so for it`s price it`s excellent!

If you want the absolute best way to record old vinyl, use one of these http://www.audioturntable.com/images/lt5.jpg

it uses a laser to read the bottom of the groove where no needle has ever reached, bypassing skips and worn out parts of the groove.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 04:12 PM   #10
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I have used audacity on some of my old vinyl now and have been pleased with the results, but then I have old rock records from the '70's ad '80's and only want to change the media so that I can listen to them in the car or on my cd player in the house.
I really dont want to get too "anorak" about it.
I found that if Iselected a portion of noise - without the scratch and click if possible - and used the noise filter withaudacity it was OK, not too lossy on the top end.
Then using gramofile - onlyavailable for linux I beleive - to track split and remove he scrathces and clicks it became an OK piece of music listening pleasure - which is what its all about really !
Playing Hendrix loudly in the car can now be mine - oh yeeeeesssssss!

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