Ok, I've loved "ripping" vinyl and sharing it for all fellow muso's. However, it's occurred to me that I've been trying too hard to make my rips sound like CDs, cleaning them up and flattening out the sound, when actually I like the sound of hiss and crackle, and feel that I'm closer to the original time-capsule that is the vinyl record, rather than removing the sound of all of its antique heritage.
So, from now I'll be physically cleaning my records like always, but I won't be adding any plug-in digital effects afterwards, except raising the volume by 6dB. I like the original dynamic range of analogue records, I don't want to try and churn out sub-CD mp3s instead. Sorry if you object to this - I've listened to lots of rips this week without any digital clean-up and most sound better, and lack that Dalek-voice sound that some of my digitally-cleaned vinyl rips sound. I might even go back and re-upload some of my albums.
Thanks for all of your comments - keep 'em coming!!
Anyhoo, normal sharing album service resumes this weekend I promise, and here's a taste of what I'm bringing:
Jackson 5ive - Skywriter
John Williams - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Liz Damon - Me Japanese Boy (I Love You)
America - America
Wings - Venus And Mars
PS - Was a big, big fan of Charlton Heston and very sad to see him go. You owe it to yourself to watch these films:
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
The Omega Man (1971)
Soylent Green (1973)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
Charlton Heston RIP
1924 - 2008