l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
L U G O D
 
Next Meeting:
November 4: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
TBD
Latest News:
Oct. 24: LUGOD election season has begun!
Page last updated:
2003 Jun 17 08:36

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Linux soud recording
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Linux soud recording



On Tue 17 Jun 03,  6:59 AM, Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> said:
> I am looking to do some sound recording on Linux. Specifically, I want to
> digitise some valuble old audiotapes before they or my tape player decay. So
> I think I need a sound card. Criteria:
> 
> * high quality analog-to-digital converter in stereo
> * input from tape deck via cable for said converter
> * Linux support, of course
> * Reasonable cost
> 
> Any recommendations?

yes.  i don't have an answer, but i know where you can get one.

1. the linux audio quality howto.   i found this by accident.  it's not
a real howto, so it's not on tldp.org.  you'll have to google for it.

2. the linux-audio-user mailing list.


i've briefly scanned the audio quality howto, and some of the
information surprised me, so i don't want to say anything other than
"see for yourself".  for instance, the AWE 32/64 which i assumed was an
all around excellent sound card, has a really poor A/D converter.   i
tried to convert a record onto digital format, and the results were
really poor.  later i found the howto and it confirmed that the poor
quality wasn't my fault.

another option, depending on how dear your audio is, is to get a
professional to do it.  i had a professional sound engineer in new york
city convert an LP to CD.  it's these guys' jobs to know everything
there is to know about noise and hiss reduction.  people like you and me
rely on the knowledge of whoever wrote the application we're using.
IIRC, it was about $25 to convert the LP with noise reduction.  it took
them nearly a week to do it, but that week contained 9/11 so the subways
weren't operating in manhattan.  they probably took a few days off...
;)   anyway, they accept mail-ins, and i can give you their address if
you're interested.

pete

-- 
GPG Instructions: http://www.dirac.org/linux/gpg
GPG Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
_______________________________________________
vox-tech mailing list
vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech



LinkedIn
LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
facebook
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.