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I found Audacity when I started transferring my old vinyl LP:s to CD. After a while I also found this site, the Audacity Wiki.
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I found Audacity when I started transferring my old vinyl LP:s to mp3/CD. After a while I also found this site, the Audacity Wiki.
  
I became really involved with this site when I started helping out cleaning up after spam attacks. Not being that well knowledgeable about the SW itself, I at least try to contribute by performing some minor "webmaster" chores, like e.g. cleaning up little editing mistakes and pruning redirect links.
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I became involved with this site when I started helping out cleaning up after spam attacks. Not being that well knowledgeable about the SW itself, I now at least try to contribute by performing some minor "webmaster" chores, like e.g. cleaning up little editing mistakes and pruning redirect links.
  
 
== My LP to mp3/CD workflow ==
 
== My LP to mp3/CD workflow ==
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* Record and save as WAV.
 
* Record and save as WAV.
 
* If necessary, fix any spikes.
 
* If necessary, fix any spikes.
* Remove noise with the special {{menu|Noise Removal...}} filter ("training" it on any empty part approximatley halfway through the LP side). I don't want be too aggressive, as I think leaving a little noise is better than limiting the range or even introducing filtering artifacts.
 
 
* Remove rumble, with one or two passes with the {{menu|High Pass Filter...}}, with cut off frequency set to 25Hz or something similar.
 
* Remove rumble, with one or two passes with the {{menu|High Pass Filter...}}, with cut off frequency set to 25Hz or something similar.
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* Remove noise with the special {{menu|Noise Removal...}} filter ("training" it on any silent part approximatley halfway through the LP side). I don't want be too aggressive, as I think leaving a little noise is better than limiting the range or even introducing filtering artifacts.
 
* {{menu|Normalize...}}.
 
* {{menu|Normalize...}}.
 
* Trim the ends. I usually leave two seconds before and after music.
 
* Trim the ends. I usually leave two seconds before and after music.
 
* Set labels. I usually set the label two seconds before each track begins.
 
* Set labels. I usually set the label two seconds before each track begins.
* {{menu|Export Multiple...}} as mp3. I set the conversion for 192 kbit/s, which I can not distinguish from WAV. (At his point, after verifying the quality of the conversion, I actually delete the WAV file, as it is too bulky to keep around.)
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* {{menu|Export Multiple...}} as mp3. I set the conversion for 192 kbit/s, which I can not distinguish from WAV.  
 
* Now I either use these as is in my mp3 player, or use a CD burning program to make an audio CD of them.
 
* Now I either use these as is in my mp3 player, or use a CD burning program to make an audio CD of them.
  
The drawback with this scheme is that it's not fast. It will take me 20 - 30 minutes per LP side.
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(I actually use the resulting mp3 files @192 kbit/s as my "archive format". So, after verifying the quality of the conversion, I delete the WAV files, as they are too bulky to keep around.)
  
'''''Note:''' In this text I used the [[template:menu]] like this:'' <code><nowiki>{{</nowiki>menu|''menu-text''<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> '',giving'' {{menu|menu-text}}'', to emphasize the menu choices. If you enter edit mode (without saving, please!) you see how it was done.''
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The drawback with the scheme is that it's not fast. It will take me 20 - 30 minutes per LP side.
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'''''Note:''' In this text I used the [[template:menu]] (e.g. like this:'' <code><nowiki>{{</nowiki>menu|menu-text<nowiki>}}</nowiki></code> '',giving'' {{menu|menu-text}}'') to emphasize the menu choices. If you enter edit mode (without saving, please!) you see how it was done.''
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== Who am I? ==
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Now middle-aged I once started my career as a computer scientist. Presently I work within the quality department of an industrial electronics manufacturer. Wife, house, no kids. The only thing I really care to brag a bit about you can see at my web site: [http://diver.kanakoto.net Diving and Photography].

Revision as of 05:30, 12 July 2007

I found Audacity when I started transferring my old vinyl LP:s to mp3/CD. After a while I also found this site, the Audacity Wiki.

I became involved with this site when I started helping out cleaning up after spam attacks. Not being that well knowledgeable about the SW itself, I now at least try to contribute by performing some minor "webmaster" chores, like e.g. cleaning up little editing mistakes and pruning redirect links.

My LP to mp3/CD workflow

If anyone is interested, this is my workflow (not necessarily optimized):

  • Record and save as WAV.
  • If necessary, fix any spikes.
  • Remove rumble, with one or two passes with the High Pass Filter..., with cut off frequency set to 25Hz or something similar.
  • Remove noise with the special Noise Removal... filter ("training" it on any silent part approximatley halfway through the LP side). I don't want be too aggressive, as I think leaving a little noise is better than limiting the range or even introducing filtering artifacts.
  • Normalize....
  • Trim the ends. I usually leave two seconds before and after music.
  • Set labels. I usually set the label two seconds before each track begins.
  • Export Multiple... as mp3. I set the conversion for 192 kbit/s, which I can not distinguish from WAV.
  • Now I either use these as is in my mp3 player, or use a CD burning program to make an audio CD of them.

(I actually use the resulting mp3 files @192 kbit/s as my "archive format". So, after verifying the quality of the conversion, I delete the WAV files, as they are too bulky to keep around.)

The drawback with the scheme is that it's not fast. It will take me 20 - 30 minutes per LP side.

Note: In this text I used the template:menu (e.g. like this: {{menu|menu-text}} ,giving menu-text) to emphasize the menu choices. If you enter edit mode (without saving, please!) you see how it was done.

Who am I?

Now middle-aged I once started my career as a computer scientist. Presently I work within the quality department of an industrial electronics manufacturer. Wife, house, no kids. The only thing I really care to brag a bit about you can see at my web site: Diving and Photography.