I have a Mac and am looking for a decent software program to remove the clicks and pops of older LPs when recording to CD.
Search VA for old posts; there have been several extended discussions on this in the past year. My take on it was the folks really into it feel automatic cleanup routines in most programs remove a lot of real music and create artifacts. The hardcores use a complex procedure involving a lot of manual editing of some sort of graphic produced from .wav files, as I understand it, which is very time consuming. Read what Zygon said below.
I just purchased a standalone CD burner (HHB CDR-800 Pro, used) and intend to record some vinyl to CD's. I think the best approach is to learn to love the occasional pop or tick. Doesn't really bother me when I'm listening to my *real* vinyl at home...
that way they stay in the ANALOG domain. Why digitize a wonderful Analog signal, anyway? To me this makes no sense whatsoever! I do not understand why you would want to do such a dreadful thing to your LPs. To put it mildly I am totally perplexed by your idea!
Im with you Teresa, I use cassettes for my personal use. I have been forced by necessity to use a cd-r deck to interface with my cd only music buds. Its just easier, quicker, more tactile (for me) to pop in a cassette, calibrate, and start recording. As good sound for less hassle.
The reason I copy records to DAT and CD-R is because these formats are more accurate than cassette and consumer reel-to-reel. In the 1970s I used Revox A-77 tape recorders exclusively. Then I discovered the Nakamichi Dragon in 1983 and bought two of them. They weren’t necessarily better than a Revox reel-to-reel, but they were nearly as good and much more convenient. In 1991 I bought my first DAT recorder and it really surprised me in that it could make the most accurate copies of phonograph records that I had ever heard. In other words, digital recordings of phonograph records sound more like the original records than analog recordings using Revox and/or Nakamichi tape decks. Now I use TASCAM digital equipment exclusively.
prefer Analog cassette for the car, as it doesn't skip when you go over bumps, there is less chance of theift and well it's ANALOG. I am thinking of getting a Nakamich cassette deck so I can listen to LPs in the car.
The picture you painted in my head of someone threading a Reel to Reel tape while driving down the read was hilarious!
there was an aftermarket kit that could be installed in anything with a battery.
Do you have any software for your Mac that can emulate Windows? (IMHO anyone with a Mac could expand their horizons a great deal by acquiring such software -- given how much Windows stuff is out there, the expense would be well worth it).
It would defeat the purpose of a software native to the hardware and in the Mac world that would probably mean giving up the ability to run dual 128mhz processors.
I work with both everyday. It is easier to own one of each and better off in the end.
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