[clug] Digitising vinyl records

Luc Small luc.small at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 00:34:21 UTC 2017

Before you do any of this, Mike, make sure you give your vinyl a good clean
with PVA glue:


OK perhaps you don't need to go to such drastic lengths. But the above
video also gives a lot of tips on progressively more involved vinyl
cleaning techniques.


On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:58 AM, Bob Edwards <bob at cs.anu.edu.au> wrote:

> 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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