[LAU] Laptop Sound Adapter for Ripping my Vinyl Album Collection

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Mon Jun 30 13:44:04 EDT 2008

On 30 June 2008 at 8:29, Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org> wrote:

> Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at cosgroves.us> writes:
> > I can't imagine how it would sound better than the original music
> > source.  ;-)
> One advantage of digitising LPs is that you can edit out ticks and
> scratches -- which can indeed result in a recording that sounds better
> than the original record.

Great observation.

> I would recommend looking for a decent soundcard that'll capture at
> 24-bit resolution, since the extra headroom is handy when digitising
> records. You don't need to worry so much about setting the input gain
> correctly, since you can capture at a relatively low level, then
> normalise the resulting recording.

I've found 24-bit to be wonderful like that.


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