Best software for turing lps in cds.

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  1. macmanmatty macrumors regular

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    I used to make cd copies of lps and wondered what now is best software for editing and recording LPs. I know some software is made just the for this purpose and has tools that auto detect pops clicks and scratches. Does that really work 100% of the time? Or a am i better do it myself and edit each second of audio that has the click pop or ding. What software would be good for this. any help would appreacted


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  2. macbodock macrumors member

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    macmanmatty,
    The best solution is Peak Le 5 and Sound Soap from Bias-Inc. I use Peak LE everyday as a 2 track daw and it works very good. As far as sound soap not sure because I have never used it. Make sure to check out the info on the website including the Sound Soap Demo Movie, that explains how it works. Hope this helps.

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  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    The system I use to record Vinyl, and actually IMPROVE the sound is

    Audio Hijack Pro>

    with

    Sound Soap as a plug in, and PSP Vintage Warmer Plugin.

    Also, some of the Apple Eq's to tweak the sound.

    Record it all as an AIFF, and bounce it into iTunes as Apple Lossless.

    Sounds great.
     
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    what kind of processing are you doing with VW?
     
  6. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Whatever sounds nicest.

    Sometimes, using that plug can bring the levels too high, sometimes it can make the tracks sound much more vibrant.

    So, sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't.

    It's just a nice plug that I use for other recording/processing, and I found by experimentation that it works great for vinyl rips too.

    I don't really have a specific formula for the VW.
     
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    is it fair to say that you may use any or all of the EQ, drive, and compressor/limiter? or do you find yourself staying away from any of those?

    also, are you using it solely to improve the 2-track, or is part of it to undo damage done elsewhere? (like by soundsoap, e.g.)
     
  8. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Drive I stay away from, that plug has a really touchy interface, and just a tiny mouse click can jack up a song into heavy metal.

    EQ-absolutely, I'm no expert, so all of my tweaks are done by ear, and trial and error.

    Compressor, yes, unless the vinyl I'm ripping is newer, and has a lot of deep bass and drums already.

    Old jazz records are a good candidate for compressor IMO...but stuff like my Dub reggae records, if I touch em with a Compressor they get so muddied...

    Needless to say, most of my vinyl already sounds great, Vinyl by itself sounds great IMO. So I don't drastically alter the sound, I use a teeny tiny bit of the above in the VW but I really try and just clear up and bring out the best in the vinyl, not alter it.

    The above formula of soundsoap, and the VW are used mostly for records that really need it, like ones I got from the local Pawn shop.
     
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    cool. i guess that's what i was asking about.
     
  10. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    The PC program Cool Edit Pro (Aka Adobe Audition) does this wonderfully. This program has the most scientific filters and editing abilities of any program out there. It is windows only. You can try complaining to Adobe to make a Mac version, though the Adobe Audition development team could care less about Mac, which is the problem.
     
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    I have used Amadeus for this ($30). This program makes splitting the tracks particularly easy. It has facilities to clean up the sound, but I usually just end up taking the sound as it is.

    http://www.hairersoft.com/Amadeus.html
     

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