Tom, Jack and all retirement hopefuls,
I'm a youngster...only 55. An 83 year old ex-photog / audio
friend of mine told me recently, "I don't know when I ever
found the time to work!"
I hope I'm half as involved and on the ball as he is... next week!
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Palmer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 12:19 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Anyone familiar with "Spin It Again" Software to
convert Lps a...
> Good luck Tom,
> I've been retired 20 years and haven't touched my slides yet. Not
> enough time. Jack
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 6:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Anyone familiar with "Spin It Again" Software to
> convert Lps a...
>> Hi Steve:
>> Most if not all standalone recorders let you set a "make-a-new-track
>> here" threshold. It's not perfect but it's another solution. In
>> Soundforge, all you do is put mark (the M key) between tracks then
>> "convert marker to regions" and "save each region as a separate file".
>> Only takes as long as to scroll thru the waveform and make the marks and
>> then how long the computer grinds.
>> As for slides, you are very right that there is expensive outsourcing or
>> time-consuming DIY but nothing in between. My parents took thousands of
>> Kodachrome slides and they all are still vivid color but I have not had
>> the time to tackle that job yet. That will be one of MY retirement
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Anyone familiar with "Spin It Again" Software to
>> convert Lps a...
>>> Thanks guys! Somehow I thought I;d get answers like that knowing this a
>>> highly "technical" group. I know I didn't want to transfer my Lps using
>>> one of
>>> those cheap combo jobs.
>>> Actually at this point in my life - 62 - I'm spending so much time
>>> to new releases of old material (for my monthly column in In The
>>> that I'm not about to build up a big library. Basically I want music on
>>> the go.
>>> And, I don't want to be a "sound archive" as my materials isn't THAT
>>> Look, doesn't everyone have hours of old radio comedy shows? And after
>>> those of
>>> us over 50 (60?) go no one will want them anyway.
>>> My problem with cassettes and reels is that I don't have time to figure
>>> where in the tape there is a song I want to hear. Looking at the demo on
>>> It Again, I fugured I could set up a portable tape player next to my
>>> PC, run
>>> the tape through the software to the PC and it would pretty much
>>> separate the
>>> tracks between silence. Then I could index it and burn to CDs if I
>>> want. My
>>> PC probably has a decent sound card. Heck, I'm happy with the radio
>>> shows I
>>> record with Total Recorder - which at less than $20.00 is something I
>>> love and
>>> it's easy for a dummy like me to use.
>>> Tom, you pointed out value of time. I agree and that's why I wanted
>>> something that would work quickly and easily and I'm not planning on
>>> doing it for
>>> anyone's ears but mine. I have mid range speakers on my stereo and my
>>> player. I'm into the content not whether the frequency is high or low.
>>> Spin it
>>> again offers declickers in the software. It's low end I realize.
>>> I tried to use Audacity to cut up a long program once and got, not only
>>> stumped, but it took time. It's way too technical for me. And my Dell PC
>>> less than $500. without a monitor so I'm not looking to even put $75.00
>>> into a sound card. I just thought this might serve my purpose.
>>> If you guys want, maybe someone can go to their site and look at demo
>>> give me thoughts on the downside of using it ASSUMING you want dubbing
>>> dummies of mostly speech, voices and some live concert recordings - that
>>> eventually be discarded.. and not spend over $50.
>>> Though it's somewhat different, I've been reading a lot of articles
>>> to transfer slides (Photo slides) to digital. I was one of those who
>>> only took
>>> slides cause they were cheaper than prints. I have thousands. Well, the
>>> consensus of all is that there is NO INEXPENSIVE way to do it. If you
>>> have done
>>> by services it comes to about 50 cents per slide scanned. If you do it
>>> it will take at least 3 minutes per slide to scan and save PLUS the cost
>>> a $100. scanner. Multiply this by time value and a few thousand slides
>>> you can see it won't work. I have no heirs who will care anyway. But
>>> technological changes have really moved fast in our lifetime.
>>> So thanks for the replies. I won't do anything right away but I might
>>> their free trial (which lets you record indefinitely but only burn three
>>> CDs or
>>> or save 3 digital files.
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