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My Winter Project

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Roly, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Roly

    Roly Guest

    Hi folks
    It's time to dig in again for the long northern winter.
    I want to transfer vinyl and cassette to disc and am looking for advice about software to clean up hiss rumble pops etc.
    What's out there that works and is affordable?
    Thanks for your help Roly
     
  2. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Cooledit Pro or Wavelab could work.
     
  3. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    I've been doing that now and then. I've been using Cool Edit. Recording and to cleaning up hiss rumble pops etc... After that I ran the tracks thru T-racks with a "gentle master" setting, and sometimes added some bass.
    And it sounded really good.
    Shortly after doing this with an album from the 70's I bought it on CD (released 10 years ago), and to tell you the truth: My recording sounded better!!!! The reason is that they've released so many old recordings on CD without any proper remastering.... so they don't sound good at all.

    So if you want your vinyl to sound more like the a CD, some kind of mastering tool is recommended.
    One more important thing:
    If you're going to do all this hard work, make sure that you have a good sound card, and do regular backups of your HD.
     
  4. Roly

    Roly Guest

    Thanks for the advice guys.
    I have a Hammerfall DSP 6952 sound card and Swissonic 96K converters so I think I'm ok there. Also have Samp 7.12.
    I am asking for opinions about plugins specifically designed for vinyl and cassette transfer to disc.
    Sorry if I was unclear and thanks for your help.
    cheers Roly
     
  5. falkon2

    falkon2 Well-Known Member

    Plugins, eh? Waves Restoration Bundle? or is that a little too high to aim for? :)

    Meh, I still say Cool Edit Pro gives most bang for the buck here.
     
  6. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    If you're not looking to re-mix every aspect of your albums and just want to listen to vinyl that doesn't get played due to format, you may want to check out the PC based interface Phono Preamp Studio USB from Terratec - a German company. http://www.terratec.com - they have 2 items, The Phono Preamp and the Phono Preamp Studio with a few more features that a musician would want but its more expensive. $160 vs $100 approx.
    It has its own software and it's really a no brainer to operate and although there's preamp coloring and noise reduction coloring involved, just to have access to old albums make it worth checking into. It takes out surface noises at levels that you can control so coloring can be somewhat minimized.
    The interface is phono pre/RCA to USB. There's also line level adjustment to maximize gain at that level or for use with line outs. I like it for what it does.
     
  7. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I missed your clarification - this is not a plug -in. My bad :eek:
     
  8. Roly

    Roly Guest

    Hi folks
    Thanks for your replys. I have no problems getting the information in. I'm looking for opinions about what works for cleaning it up.
    The Waves Restoration Bundle is 700 and change US at Bayview Pro Audio. Anyone have less expensive options?
    Thanks Roly
     

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