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Vinyl + Audacity = MP3

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 81.178.37.160] on October 20, 2008 08:20 PM
I have been using a setup of Audacity and Ubuntu to record my extensive collection from my Technics SL1210 turntable via my Numark mixer. I had experimented with different eq settings but found that the recordings either distorted or were too tinny to use whilst playing. After experimenting with different volumes and eq settings I found that zeroing all eq settings and putting the input and output volumes up to full gave me a good level to record with.

Once recorded I save the recording to wav and then begin the chopping. To chop I simply create a new label track and then navigate to the start/end positions of a track and hit ctrl-b to create a label. I label the tracks in the format "trackno. Artist - title" so that they are in order when exported. Then I go to File > export multiple and use that to export each track to a wav file.

Once that Is done I use a bash script to convert the exported files to flac and also to mp3 with id3 tags.

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