Hi, Tom,

Thanks for this--very interesting.

I've found myself with several LPs to do (I completely stay away from 
78s at this time) as part of a tape-disc transfer package. I have also 
turned a few of my Broadway albums into CDs when the commercial CD was 
miserable (yes, I know there is a "remastered" CD now out of Man of La 
Mancha, but Robert (my son) and I decided it wasn't worth $20 to improve 
the quality over what my restoration provided--he's more of a musician 
than an audiophile).

Anyway, for several projects, my tool of choice has been Brian Davies's 
Click Repair and the denoise LF has worked very well for hum removal. 
Click Repair seems to do less audible damage than the 
de-click/de-crackle in the Samplitude restoration suite and it's the 
best-yet iteration of that line.

I do transfer at 96/24.

I notice that Click Repair was mentioned in the Audacity article. I also 
noticed that GoldWave was also mentioned which is odd, as that is my 
preferred low-cost audio editor when people ask. Although Magix's Audio 
Cleaning Lab is also a good contender for under $100.



On 2012-04-10 7:22 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> This is a very convoluted method to recover audio from non-RIAA 
> records. Gary Galo has written a very good article about the science 
> of grooved-media recording and playback curves here:
> Gary has also written for ARSC Journal advocating analog playback and 
> EQ of grooved media, rather than "flat playback" and software EQ, and 
> has specified the technical reasons why analog EQ works differently 
> from DSP EQ.

Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada           (905) 713 6733     1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.