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Puget Sound Computer User: Play it again, Linux

May 26, 2001, 13:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maggie Biggs)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

If you're curious about the best way to preserve your vinyl LP's digitally, this article ought to help. It offers a decent guide to recording and cleaning up the audio quality of your records. If it's a bit vague at points, it at least references the appropriate command to look into with man.

"Many of the old LPs I have are no longer available. Some of the records were produced by small jazz labels that are not around anymore. I wondered if there was a way to preserve my collection by saving copies of the rarer recordings.

The answer, of course, is yes. Using some basic cabling (available from nearly any electronics store) and my Linux box, I was able to save the recordings. In fact, I was even able to improve the sound quality of several older LPs."

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