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I not only add eq analog but also equalize further before digitizing.  Most 
classical and non-electronic jazz LPs need help beyond their basic eq.  I 
usually work toward the sound of the piano if there is one, unless it is 
obviously off-mike (or off-mix, if that is a technical expression.)   And, 
of course, a Steinway sounds different than a Baldwin.

Sometimes using the wrong curve gets one closer to the sought sound when 
further eq is added.

Electronic music- you're on your own.  That includes all rock and most other 
pops.  Even most of the acoustic instruments in such groups are deliberately 
or casually distorted.

Steve Smolian


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Hirst" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 5:18 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] RIAA EQ software


> Audacity
>
> http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
>
> includes predefined equalization settings for the RIAA standard and for 
> several other types of vintage records including:
>
> acoustic
> AES
> RIAA
> EMI 78
> NAB
> Decca FFRR Micro
> Columbia 78
> RCA Victor 1938
> Columbia LP
> Decca FFRR LP
> RCA Victor 1947
>
> http://mikehirst.netfirms.com/images/riaa.jpg
>
> These Equalization curves, written by Mitch Golden and Vaughan Johnson are 
> referenced in the O'Reilly reference book 'Digital Audio Essentials' by 
> Bruce and Marty Fries
>
> http://tinyurl.com/BookRef
>
> Which can be bought from Amazon
>
> http://tinyurl.com/DigitalAudioEsentials
>
> and elsewhere.
>
>
> Scott Phillips wrote:
>> 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
>>
>>
>
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