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TK421138 said:

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TK421138 said:

 

I have purchased an amazing audio restoration program that shall remain nameless as to not colour anyone's opinions. I simply can't get over how well it cleans and preserves the original tone and warmth of an analog recording.

Cheers,

Adam

do you mean izotope?

 

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 Izotope, nope.

It's designed just for the transfer of audio from an analog source to a digital one. Not really a big deal which program it is. That is not the focus of this project. I'm not keeping any secrets by not releasing the name of the program nor am I being boastful, rather I simply want the spotlight to be on the audio and images and not on the software used. 

 

actually, i think it is a big deal.

 

because i've done a ton of vinyl to digital restoration,

and if there's a better tool out there i'd try it. i've used

soundforge in the past, and also magix audio cleaning lab,

with very good results.

 

i have no idea why you think telling people about what

you're using would hurt this project. it's the streisand

effect. you're just focusing more attention on it, now

that you've stated that you don't want to tell us what

you're using.

 

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negative1 said:

... it's the streisand effect. you're just focusing more attention on it, now

that you've stated that you don't want to tell us what

you're using.

 

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That's probably true.  I'm guessing he just doesn't want the technical side of things to be the focus of the project or to start a debate about gear and software?

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Brooks said:

negative1 said:

... it's the streisand effect. you're just focusing more attention on it, now

that you've stated that you don't want to tell us what

you're using.

 

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That's probably true.  I'm guessing he just doesn't want the technical side of things to be the focus of the project or to start a debate about gear and software?

if he had just said it in the first place or not even mentioned it.

it would never have been brought up.

 

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negative1 said:

Brooks said:

negative1 said:

... it's the streisand effect. you're just focusing more attention on it, now

that you've stated that you don't want to tell us what

you're using.

 

later

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That's probably true.  I'm guessing he just doesn't want the technical side of things to be the focus of the project or to start a debate about gear and software?

if he had just said it in the first place or not even mentioned it.

it would never have been brought up.

 

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 -1,

    Why the drama dude? It's not like I'm intetionally keeping anyone in the dark here, just accept that there are certain technical aspects of the project that I prefer not to reveal. This is so people can fully enjoy the audio portion without focusing on what program I used to digitally fix it with. It would appear that right now the only one focusing attention on this silly issue is you. Just relax and enjoy the project when it is completed.

I got nothing but love for everyone here.

Cheers,

Adam

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BROOKS said:

That's probably true.  I'm guessing he just doesn't want the technical side of things to be the focus of the project or to start a debate about gear and software?

 Thank you Brooks, and you couldn't be more right. And I believe that is what was said in the first place. Let's keep this forum focused on project updates and questions regarding the content of the project please.

When all is finished, if I feel like posting technical information, it will be found here. I'll refer to 7FN's opening post regarding his fabulous transfers of the Story Of Albums as my closing statement.

"I prefer to keep certain details of the transfer equipment used to myself - I find knowledge of the equipment can sometimes colour one's reaction to the files they're listening to which can hinder one's enjoyment. Rest assured, the equipment used is of a very high standard indeed."

Cheers,

Adam

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TK421138 said:

negative1 said:

Brooks said:

negative1 said:

... it's the streisand effect. you're just focusing more attention on it, now

that you've stated that you don't want to tell us what

you're using.

 

later

-1

That's probably true.  I'm guessing he just doesn't want the technical side of things to be the focus of the project or to start a debate about gear and software?

if he had just said it in the first place or not even mentioned it.

it would never have been brought up.

 

later

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 -1,

    Why the drama dude? It's not like I'm intetionally keeping anyone in the dark here, just accept that there are certain technical aspects of the project that I prefer not to reveal. This is so people can fully enjoy the audio portion without focusing on what program I used to digitally fix it with. It would appear that right now the only one focusing attention on this silly issue is you. Just relax and enjoy the project when it is completed.

I got nothing but love for everyone here.

Cheers,

Adam

there's no drama with me.

 

you're the one that keeps bringing it up.

 

whatever.

 

good luck.

 

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thank you sir, and good luck to you as well on any future projects.

Cheers,

Adam

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Neat preservation.

If you have a record shop with a pro record cleaner, it may be worthwhile to ask them how much per to clean. If not, an anti-static brush at the minimum, and search through the many other methods online (e.g. wood glue method). A good cleaning can help an old used record sound substantially better. 

Audacity is very good audio software with a good wiki and active forum full of knowledgeable audio folks. Many suggestions within about click, pop, and noise removal. Tutorials on youtube too. The software ClickRepair can deliver amazing results. There is a workflow discussion on Audacity forum about it.

Have fun!

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Thank you for your comment! I am all about vinyl preservation! I own over 4,000 vinyl records and I know what a difference clean vinyl makes in presenting the best overall sound. That is why I just purchased a Spin Clean manual disc cleaning kit. It is awesome! and so easy to use. 

My previous method had been cleaning everything by hand using a Stanton anti static brush and Groovy vinyl cleaner, but it just wasn't giving me the best results. Spin Clean easily blows it out of the water. I can't believe the difference. To dry my records I tend to have very pleasing results with my brush and placing them on racks to dry for a little while, always a good brushing afterwards to remove static buildup and other nasty particles that may settle in the grooves.

As far as programs to "clean up" my recordings I am using what I think is an amazing program from Alpine Soft that delivers better results for me than Audacity did. Though I still find myself using Audacity for little things here and there while I get use to finding my way around the other program. I took a poorly recorded wav file and ran it through this one and VIOLA! it sounded so good again, took like 20 minutes and it was a few button clicks.

My new headshell for the brand new Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is suppose to be here today so by this evening I should have it installed and ready to break in. Good to have my old Pioneer back after a 3 year absence. 

Hope you enjoy the project and that you have some small insight into my rigorous cleaning method, which at this point isn't all that demanding. Takes about 30 min per record from cleaning them to spinning them on the platter. I tend to batch clean about 5 at a time.

Look for a major update to the project in about two-three weeks from now once my system is all set up and burned in.

Cheers,

Adam

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I felt kinda bad about not making much progress on the image side of things. So while at work last night I decided to devote some real face time to them. I am pleased overall with the images, although I am certain a few tweaks need to be made to each picture. But here are some samples for you all to look over, please give me some feedback. Feels good to be working again!

Follow this link:   

https://picasaweb.google.com/109695558536788880331/DroidWorldCleanedUpScans

Cheers,

Adam

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Now time to announce some exciting news. Star Wars: The Read Along Adventures (one possible title I am mulling around) is back on track.

I took a listen to several of the 7" records yesterday and I was blown away by how quiet they sound on a decent system. It's even more fun now to hear the "other" voice talents read an extremely abridged version of the Star Wars movies.

I have a rare weekend off coming up and plan to celebrate it in style by recording all eight of the records plus the 30 minute radio drama Rebel Mission To Ord Mantell. I will also resume scanning each book in.

The work continues on cleanup of each individual page and, if I may toot my own horn for a moment, the results thus far are rather eye catching and pleasing. See the post above for some sample pages.

I plan on making some MP3 sound clips for demo purposes, say around 2-3 minutes apiece from each record. If anyone is interested please let me know. I need all the feedback I can get. Also what title for the collection do you all like? What special features would you like to see with this set? Current plans are as follows;

High quality scans of each page

Individual sound files for each book in WAV, and FLAC respectively

The rare Rebel Mission To Ord Mantell 30 radio drama

The Ewok Adveture Read Along book #467 1984

Ewoks: Battle For Endor Read Along book #470 1985

Also planning on doing my own recordings of The Story Of albums and could possibly include them as well.

 

Cheers,

Adam

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Hi Adam,

I'm searching for The Rebel Mission To Ord Mantell in lossless along with covers and cue sheet (if possible). Do you perhaps have that drama in FLAC, APE or Wav?

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thank you,

Zeno

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Zeno,

    Thank you So much for posting to the forum. I thought it was dead. I have a great transfer of the album you seek in WAV format. I Just moved into my new flat here So my audio and computer gear is not set up quite yet. I Will be more than happy to PM you just as soon as I get unpacked and settled. I can convert to any format you like. Let me know.

Cheers,

Adam

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Thank you Adam, I was afraid nobody will answer considering last reply was a year ago. :)

 

I don't mind waiting, I'm happy to hear you have it in lossless quality. 

It can be in flac, ape or any other lossless format of your choosing... 

 

Thank you and take your time!