Not to beat a dead horse but ...
1. start with the finest example of the record you can acquire. The better the surface condition,
the better results you'll get.
2. clean the record thoroughly.
3. the better the playback system you use, the better results you'll get.
4. use appropriate playback EQ, adjust to your EAR, not just to texts, internet posts, "common
wisdom," etc. If it sounds good to you, it's equalized correctly for your purposes.
5. use a good ADC, and I recommend transfer at 96/24 because some DSP works better in high
6. don't expect miracles, but some modern pop and tick removal software seems to be quite good, if
used conservatively. I'm sure others will have specific recommendations. Izotrope's seems to be a
step forward, based on examples I've heard. Again, don't expect miracles, any DSP will leave nasty
artifacts if over-used. Usually, the "default" settings remove too much content for my ears
(ambience around instruments, "air and space," room-tone, etc), so I would recommend
"default-minus," never "default-plus."
7. re-read and pay much closer attention to 1-4 than 5-6. Better source material and better playback
will always yield markedly better results.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Myren" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:39 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Analogue and digital fransfer and restoration tool for 78 rpm discs
> Any good suggestions for good analogue and/ or digital transfer and
> restoration tools for 78 rpm discs?
> All the best