[LAU] plugin for RIAA eq?

Chris Edwards cme at ihug.co.nz
Tue Nov 3 08:28:50 EST 2009

fons at kokkinizita.net wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 02:58:16PM -0600, Josh Lawrence wrote:
>> I'm looking to record some albums into Ardour.  I have a hardware
>> phono preamp that does the secret-squirrel RIAA eq stuff, but it's
>> very flaky.  Is there a simple insert-it-and-forget-it eq for record
>> players?
> The only real solution is a hardware preamp. You can apply
> the RIAA filter in software, but unless you start with a
> *very* clean digital signal it's not a good idea to do so.

Josh, if you decide to go the hardware route as Fons suggests, and
you're not afraid of a soldering iron, ESP Sound have what by all
accounts is an excellent phono preamp for moving-magnet pickups.

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