[rescue] Sound recording (was: Gravis Ultrasound)

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Apr 5 12:14:38 CDT 2005

On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 10:06:50AM -0700, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> Speaking of which ... I have a number (heh) of LPs that never have been
> issued as CDs (else I'd just buy the bloody CDs), and I'd like to make CDs
> of them.  Is the stuff that comes with IRIX good enough for this, or is
> there something better?  I'd especially like something that's smart enough
> to start new tracks automatically after each inter-song gap on the LP.

I don't believe that the stuff that comes with Irix will auto split for
you, but there might be a utility that might be an easy port to do the

Also, you need a way to deal with noise from the recording I expect. 

If it were me (and someday I want to copy my parents record collection)
I'd record in the best quality possible (24bit, 96khz or 192khz) and
archive those files for future processing while also making
downconverted copies to burn to CDs or encode to flacs.  

Some peopel would say I'm overly picky and that that is overkill, but
soundcards that can do that sort of recording are cheap, as are DVD
burners and disks.  If you care enough to put the effort into copying in
the first place, why not put a little extra effort in in hopes that
someday (as people develop automatic software and/or make free
alternatives to the commercial options) you will be able to produce
better results than just copying now would give.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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