[clug] Digitising vinyl records

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon Feb 13 22:58:20 UTC 2017

On 13/02/17 21:20, Hugh Fisher wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:51 PM, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a small collection of vinyl records that I'd like to listen to.
>> Where can I buy a reasonably good turntable with decent speed control, a
>> pretty good cartridge and stylus and a roughly OK calibrated counterweight?
> Not nearly technical enough :-)
> A couple of years ago I attended a talk at the National Film & Sound
> Archive on recovering content from old analog audio media. IIRC, the
> state of the art is to use high res digital cameras to photograph the
> grooves, image processing software to merge any cracks or gaps and
> straighten the curved tracks into one long strip, and then just
> convert the width of the track pixel by pixel into an audio level.
> Sure it will cost much more and take far longer, but think of how much
> fun you'll have :-)

You seem to be missing the key ingredient: lasers. If your audio
digitisation from analogue media solution doesn't involve lasers,
then you aren't trying hard enough...

Bob Edwards.

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