I'm also with Tom. I get best results from decoding in analog prior to ADC.
Although "declickling" can be a lot easier when the transfer is done flat
(sans RIAA de-emphasis). Nevertheless, the SNR into the ADC is far from
optimal when presented with such a skewed slope (as "flat" is definitely not
flat). Also, I even tried the SonicStudio HD RIAA curve (which operates
with Andy Moorer's filter in a 48 bit engine) but the outcome was too dark.
It didn't sound right. Better was actually using an unrecapped, 80's era
NAD receiver and chasing that with a Prism MEA-2 eq to correct for the
slight discrepancy between a pink track on the Cardas/Ricker lp and true
"flat" response. If you use a Disc washing system with vacuum you will get
a much cleaner transfer in the first place which will require much less
declickling. So, I think that vinyl works best with analog transfer
On 8/25/08 8:12 AM, "Mike Hirst" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm with Tom on this one. Analogue Eq every time. I've got a WBE Diamond 36
> and I wouldn't trust anything else.
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> DC6 and DC7 have a variety of phono-EQ built in as pre-sets for the DSP EQ.
>> I'm a very big fan of doing phono EQ in the analog domain. Sorry, I just
>> don't trust DSP enough. I can say for sure that I much prefer my phono
>> preamp (made by Audio Design Associates, and I also prefer my homebrew
>> Marantz 7 phono stage) to the DC6 DSP and also a hand-made EQ curve in
>> SoundForge. Given all the talk we've had about bit-mangling in just the
>> recording phase, do you really trust most DSP for a radical EQ like a
>> compensation curve? If you're getting good results with digital, bully
>> for you, but I recommend you try a good preamplifier matched properly to
>> your cartridge and then LISTEN to the two versions and see which you
>> really like better.
>> One man's opinions, etc.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 1:13 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIAA EQ software
>>> I know of nothing free however the de-emphasis presets that Michael
>>> created as part of the WAVES Q-10 equalizer plug-in are extremely
>>> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Scott Phillips
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:56 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] RIAA EQ software
>>> Does anyone have any suggestions for software to apply the RIAA EQ curve
>>> to a file from a disk transfer ? I have Soundforge 9, and figure I could
>>> dial up the approximate curve, but is there anything specific out there
>>> ? Free is always nice, but not a requirement.
>>> Scott Phillips