[linux-audio-user] GWC quits

Jan "Evil Twin" Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Thu Mar 13 17:56:01 EST 2003

I've done excellent vinyl to digital with an Ensoniq PCI card.


On Thu, 2003-03-13 at 03:55, Daniel James wrote:
> > The hardware I'm running is an Athlon 850 with 256k RAM.
> 256MB, I hope :)
> > The sound
> > card is an SB16 ISA.
> If you're attempting to do vinyl to digital transfer, using this card could be 
> a false economy. Getting something like an M Audio Audiophile could be 
> cheaper than buying the same music again on CD. Even a cheap emu10k1 PCI card 
> like the SBLive would probably be well worth the upgrade. 
> You'll also need a good turntable and pre-amp to get the most out of the 
> vinyl. When weighing up the cost, bear in mind that the remastering people 
> producing official CD re-releases will probably be working from studio master 
> tapes, except for very rare or old material.
> Personally, having looked at the time it would take to record all my shellac 
> and vinyl, and allowing for the possibility that some subtle properties of 
> analogue recording would be lost in the transfer, I decided to keep a couple 
> of turntables around.
> I'd probably make an exception for some rare 78's, like a couple of 1940's BBC 
> transcription discs that I found in a junk shop. With hand-written labels, 
> they seem to be field recordings from the days before tape was available. 
> Their uniqueness and fragility makes a digital recording something I've been 
> meaning to get around to.
> Cheers
> Daniel

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