I bought a record but…
Daughter dragged me into a record shop on Saturday so had a bit of a browse and found a copy of Kraftwerks Tour de France album on vinyl. Bit of an impulse purchase as I liked a bit of Kraftwerk back in the day, being an avid cyclist of all disciplines and thinking it would look hipster cool propped on my bookshelf.
Unfortunately I don’t have a record player.
Whats the cheapest, easiest way to play this? I’ve got a reasonable ipod dock with aux in which produces a half decent sound (to my tone deaf and untrained ears anyway) – is there something I can link directly or via PC?Posted 4 years ago
you may need to buy a couple of other bits but you’d not be sorry.Posted 4 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Come on, I thought this was a geeky kind of forum. You need to scan or photograph the vinyl at the best resolution you can manage, then use an AI based image analyser to convert the wiggly spiral into a longitudinal wiggly waveform. Then a quick batch process using your favourite script to convert line postion to amplitude at the sample rate of your choice, then generate the appropriate file headers and metadata to give a finished .wav file. It’s what Kraftwerk would have wanted.Posted 4 years agono_eyed_deerMember
“With the addition of this table I heard the best music come out of my system I’ve ever heard. I now think I need better source components on the CD and SACD side before I upgrade amps and speakers. This has been an eye opening experience for me. I understand that no matter what CD player I get, it may not compare to this 8 thousand dollar table and all but man, if it can even get close that would be huge..”
Sounds familiar… 😉
Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Gatefold record sleeves were designed for just one purpose, i’m sure passtherizla understands.
Having sold all of my records 10 years ago i find myself in a position of having approx 2tb of cd quality or better (24bit) quality stored digitally, personally i wish i still had my records and pink triangle deck as i don’t have anything like the same experience browsing through my itunes library no matter how well organised i have my id3tagging, the experience is nothing like as good as sitting on the floor laying out my playlist for the night or just browsing through my collection and remembering memories of nights when the tunes seemed perfect, i made a terrible mistake selling them all and i’ve been paying for it ever since. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
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