LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for ARSCLIST Archives


ARSCLIST Archives

ARSCLIST Archives


ARSCLIST@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

ARSCLIST Home

ARSCLIST Home

ARSCLIST  September 2012

ARSCLIST September 2012

Subject:

Re: Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering

From:

Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 7 Sep 2012 22:41:00 -0700

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (60 lines)

Roger

 
I have never had that problem with a brand new record.

Roger

 



________________________________
 From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
 
Hi Buddy:

1. I wouldn't clean a 45RPM this way. A good solution is the Spin-Clean record washer:
http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/58982/Spin-Clean-Record_Washer_System-Record_Cleaning_Machine?&banner_id=242
There are many options for cleaning fluids, up to quite costly and exotic. Dawn dish liquid would not be my choice. It can leave a residue.

2. The best way to fight static is first of all don't use a cheapo fabric platter mat and second don't work in too low-humidity environment. I have a humidity meter in the studio and I get static problems if it's under 50% or so, closer to 55% is better. You can also use a Zero-Stat gun:
http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/10413/Milty-Zerostat_3_Gun-Record_Cleaner
I have an original Discwasher Zerostat that still works well and does a good job on all but the most badly-static-charged LP sides

3. Regarding new, unplayed vinyl, it's usually somewhat grimey from the factory and transit. I always clean it before playing it.

4. As for EQ, any new grooved vinyl is designed for standard RIAA playback EQ. Any standard phono preamp provides RIAA eq as well as level boost, so it should be OK to interface the preamp directly to your computer.

Good luck! Making decent-sounding vinyl-to-digital transfers requires some careful listening and testing different methods, but when the results are good, you get the sound you like from the vinyl with the convenience of digital files.

-- Tom Fine


----- Original Message ----- From: "Blue Star Music" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 2:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering


> Please excuse me if these questions have already been asked and answered.
> 
> I am converting 45 RPM vinyl to digital using pristine (never played) vinyl on a Stanton belt-drive turntable through amp/eq to computer input.  Here are my questions:
> 
> 1.  I've been told to put the records on end in a soapy wash and brush them with the groove using a soft bristle brush.  The wash is supposed to be distilled water with dish soap.  Is this recommended for pristine vinyl?  Is there a certain brand of soap to use or stay away from (ie: Dawn)?
> 
> 2.  After air drying, I've been using "Gruv-Glide" to reduce static.  Is there something better?
> 
> 3.  Is this process all wrong?
> 
> 4.  What eq settings are recommended to bring vinyl back to life?
> 
> Thanks for your input.
> 
> BW
> Buddy Weaver
> San Diego, CA 

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Error during command authentication.

Error - unable to initiate communication with LISTSERV (errno=111). The server is probably not started.

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.LOC.GOV

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager