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    I just received a sealed LP of Gale McCormick's "Flesh and Blood". This is supposed to be her best solo album.

    I've cleaned and I'm about to digitize this. 24 bit 96 kHz files and then burned to DVD.

    My wife thinks I'm nuts......


    So who's Gayle McCormick? You older members and those who like classic rock radio may remember a song by a group called Smith. "Baby It's You". That voice on the song is Gayle McCormick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    When you transfer, do you also de-click/de-pop or do any sort of noise reduction? Or do you do a direct transfer?
    ...also what kind of pre-amp or EQ are you using for the turntable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightmare View Post
    WOW, what did you get? A PC/rotary & pads, etc. ? I dropped about $400 for waxes, & supplies myself, since Nov.. it's just now spring!
    For starters, and just about every product Meguir offers plus the Optimum polishes and compounds and just ordered more supplies from Germany, Jeffswerkstatt.com
    I'm becomming obsessed with this hobby, wife thinks i'm nuts but my cars , bikes and truck loves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    When you transfer, do you also de-click/de-pop or do any sort of noise reduction? Or do you do a direct transfer?
    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    ...also what kind of pre-amp or EQ are you using for the turntable?
    Indy, I'm using Adobe Audition. I use a software declicker that I found through Steve Hoffmans' forums. Most of what I digitize, I don't need much for declicking as the albums are in great condition. Anyway, I still declick them. The software allows you to listen to what's being removed which is important as I don't want to remove any music. It works like a champ. Sometimes I have to spend a lot of time with the files but for the most part, it's a two part process for declicking. I'll explain in a bit.


    Roundeye, I'm using a Bellari tube preamp I found used. Some think it's killer and those with a lot of money don't think it's very good. Unfortunately I don't have a grand to spend on a turntable preamp and doubt I would anyway. So it does have the RIAA equalization curve for LP's built in.



    After recording the file, I first declick it. The file isn't very loud though. A fault of the 192 soundcard and a reluctance by myself to crank the preamp to 10. So in Adobe Auditon, I amplify the signal to a -4 to -3 on the loudest parts and declick again since some of the more quieter noise gets amplified. The files turn out great! I did a promo copy of Smiths, A Group Called Smith and afaic, it's better sounding than an import CD I have of it. (Crappy CD to begin with.)


    The software I'm using for the DVD's is Audio DVD Creator It works like a champ. I can have menus for each album I get on the disk as well as song titles and so forth. Including pics of the albums or whatever you'd like for the screen. Plus.....a sound file in 24 bit depth.....

    It will even allow you to upsample CD's to 24 bit. A pretty cool feature for some CD's.


    Another cool thing, Indy. I can make FLAC files out of them 24 bit wavs.

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    Killer show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab View Post
    Anyone who keeps their desk that clean is just not right.
    It's too perfect. DH, are you for hire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    It's too perfect. DH, are you for hire?

    For what? Cleaning desks? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    For what? Cleaning desks? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    For what? Cleaning desks? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
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    I just took a good look around my house. In my bedroom alone, I have two wall to wall shelves filled with my dolls, dressed in crochet designs of my own fashioning, both yarn and thread work, bead work and lace. One doll alone has over 5,000 beads and pearls crocheted into the pattern. In the front room, there are 3 more, in the dining area there are two more, and one sits atop my computer desk. To say nothing of the hall closet that is 3/4 full of all my crafting supplies!

    Ahh yes..speaking of computers, there are 6 in this corner, two monitors, two kvm switches, two keyboards, with a spare under the desk, 4 cans of air, two hundred packs of blank cd's, 50 regular cd cases, and 50 slimline, blank labels of all sorts...probably enough to supply half the town, and of course the printer.

    Am I obsessive?? Nahhh!
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    I used to collect comic books years ago. I stopped, but still have them.

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    yes, 20k into a car (after purchase) while in hs was kinda obsessive
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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    I used to collect comic books years ago. I stopped, but still have them.
    I used to collect too.

    I was on Ebay the other day looking to see what I might get for some of them.

    Issue two through 25 of Heavy Metal. I'd be lucking to get $40 to $50.

    Savage Sword of Conan. The big black and whites....Sproadic but issue #1 through 15...maybe thirity...

    Some very old Mad Magazines. Isses 20 and 21 I think. 3 or 4 bucks each...

    Pretty much everything of the Furry Freak Bros series. Not worth much because there was never a printing date and so you don't know if it was original or reissue.

    However most of my Van Bode stuff is worth a bit of cash.

    I'll probably just toss the other stuff and watch the value quadruple in the next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTynker2 View Post
    I just took a good look around my house. In my bedroom alone, I have two wall to wall shelves filled with my dolls, dressed in crochet designs of my own fashioning, both yarn and thread work, bead work and lace. One doll alone has over 5,000 beads and pearls crocheted into the pattern. In the front room, there are 3 more, in the dining area there are two more, and one sits atop my computer desk. To say nothing of the hall closet that is 3/4 full of all my crafting supplies!


    Am I obsessive?? Nahhh!

    5000 beads on one doll? Now why does that all of a sudden, make my eyes hurt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    5000 beads on one doll? Now why does that all of a sudden, make my eyes hurt?

    What's that ya say? I can't see!
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