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XLD is a very good CD ripper, gets the titles and double-checks to extraction. Only for Mac, maybe. You could deidicate a laptop to the project.
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Lou Judson
Intuitive Audio
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On Oct 11, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Allison,
> 
> What are you trying to do? Are you trying to rip CDs to a hard drive, so that each track is stored as a separate file? dBpoweramp will do the trick, but it's not intended to be used with an external rip station. It works with a CD or DVD drive in your computer (most likely, a DVD drive). You specify the drive and folder where the ripped tracks will be stored. 
> 
> Regardless of what software you use, I don't recommend ripping at speeds higher than 8X for best accuracy. Never, under any circumstances, allow your computer or software to rip at whatever "maximum" setting is allowed. The chances of errors increase. 
> 
> When I need to rip a CD, I actually use the "Extract Audio from CD" function in my editor, which is Sound Forge 12 Pro. With Sound Forge, I can extract an entire CD to a single file, with markers automatically inserted for each track. 
> 
> I hope this helps. 
> 
> Best,
> Gary
> 
> ____________________________
> 
> Gary Galo
> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> The Crane School of Music
> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> 
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> 
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> G. Galo
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of super schein
> Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:25 PM
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Digitization of CD's
> 
> Hello List!
> 
> WFMT is embarking on a large CD ripping endeavor and I am wondering if we
> are headed down the right path.  We are looking to purchase a Ripstation,
> does anyone have experience using this machine?  I know that dBpoweramp is
> popular on the list, would you recommend using it, in connection with a rip
> machine?
> 
> Are there any pitfalls you have experienced that we could avoid?
> 
> I tried searching the archives and got varied luck using different keyword
> searches which is why I may be asking a question that may have already been
> answered.
> 
> Thank you for your expertise!
> 
> Allison
> 
> -- 
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> interesting. -Paulo Coelho
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