A little discovery

Posted by: MacBozo

A little discovery - 02/06/13 06:24 AM

I've been using a USB turntable and Audacity to convert my vinyl LPs to digital files. I had been noticing that the captured files tended to sound a bit tinny. Recently, I got a fairly reliable timing sample - the album liner stated that the track was 6:30 in length, but the captured file was 6:15. "Ah!," says I! The TT is running a wee bit faster than 33-1/3 rpm! I found a tool in Audacity that slows the captured file (Effect > Change Speed) by percentage. Doing the math on the afore mentioned file times, I got a factor of ~3.85%. Processing the 6:15 file at -3.85% speed adjustment yielded a track length of 6:30 and a better sounding track/file. Now, I have to go and process quite a few tracks that I've already converted.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: A little discovery - 02/06/13 02:46 PM

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It's the little things! smile

Makes you feel good when a discovery like that appears, I betcha. . . wink

Good work!

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