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Posted: 15 May 19, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Everybody,

I would like to share with you here a small project I have been working on. I am rather new to these things so I hope you will appreciate my efforts.

I have ripped the vinyl of the bootleg King's Favourite, Live in Brussels, September 21st 1984.

I then upgraded a little bit the audio, by increasing volumes, treble and bass and trying to reduce the tape hiss in the acoustic set, where there still are unfortunately some cracklings of the vinyl. I have to admit that the result is pretty good. The bootleg itself already had an A- sound, so I decided to share it with the community.

LINEAGE

Vinyl —> EZ Vinyl Converter —> M4A File —> Audacity —> Volume, bass and treble adjustments --> conversion to FLAC and track split.

Setlist: Machines (tape),
Tear It Up,
Tie Your Mother Down,
Under Pressure,
Somebody To Love,
Killer Queen,
Seven Seas Of Rhye,
Keep Yourself Alive,
Liar,
It's A Hard Life,
Mustapha (intro),
Dragon Attack,
Now I'm Here,
Is This The World We Created?,
Love Of My Life,
Stone Cold Crazy,
Great King Rat,
keyboard/guitar solos,
Brighton Rock (ending),
Another One Bites The Dust,
Hammer To Fall,
Crazy Little Thing Called Love,
Bohemian Rhapsody,
Radio Ga Ga,
I Want To Break Free,
Jailhouse Rock,
We Will Rock You,
We Are The Champions,
God Save The Queen

Hope you like it. Enjoy.
Link here: https://mega.nz/#F!ehBRhIwI!VGHTtt5x7ye6Mwv8blTXaA

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Posted: 15 May 19, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you for your effort!

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Posted: 15 May 19, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice! Thank you :)

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Posted: 16 May 19, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great. Can you upload an untouched track for reference?
In fact I would like to ask you to share the whole untouched rip if it's possible.

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Posted: 16 May 19, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!


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Posted: 16 May 19, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this. Haven't heard it before and excited with those couple of old tracks in there.



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Posted: 16 May 19, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ aristide1 Here is the link of Side A of the vinyl for your reference. if you like it i wll share the rest as well. https://mega.nz/#!Kt5mlS5T!C2IbBc5eyU8TM-E7OeoDWfK_7JW-DvCxc-VQp8oNWFA


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Posted: 16 May 19, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not really, a 260 kbps AAC is the last thing I expect when someone talks about vinyl rip followed by audio processing materialized in a FLAC file.
Don't know what to say without discouraging you (or worse), maybe just thank you for answering my question.

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Posted: 16 May 19, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also prefer a flat transfer, thanks anyway.

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Posted: 16 May 19, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am rather new to these kind of processing and I am learning, next time I'll know better. thanks.

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Posted: 16 May 19, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!

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Posted: 16 May 19, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

xmaurox79 wrote:

I am rather new to these kind of processing and I am learning, next time I'll know better. thanks.




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Posted: 16 May 19, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Useless site, quote missing reply!

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Posted: 16 May 19, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The reply was:
You didn't make a bad job of it, but it clips a bit in places.
I made a flat transfer of this one from vinyl, but yours might have the edge on it should you want to have a second try.

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Posted: 16 May 19, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure Kurgan, thanks for the heads-up, I will give it another try.

PS: How do you quote a post?

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Posted: 16 May 19, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's an invisible click-able link to the right of the date/time on each post.
The user interface on this site has become flakey at best, and it doesn't always work it seems.
If you're going to try the transfer again why not do it flat at 24/96?
The vinyl LP is much better quality than the later CD version, so a lossless high res transfer would be in order.




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Posted: 17 May 19, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree if you can make a new transfer, please be at 24/96, greetings.

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Posted: 17 May 19, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would also suggest to keep lossless all the process.


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Posted: 17 May 19, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd also be inclined to go straight from the deck/amp output to sound card input and capture direct to audacity.
Set audacity sampling preferences @ 96000 Hz and 32 bit float.

This would enable you to remove EZ Vinyl Converter > M4A File > conversion to FLAC from the lineage.
Also avoid using a USB interface, use 2 x phono to 3.5 stereo jack cable.
www.kenable.co.uk/2665-large_default/soundlab-soundlab-35mm-jack-plug-to-2-x-phono-plugs-cable-lead-5m-002470.jpg

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Posted: 17 May 19, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Kurgan wrote:

It's an invisible click-able link to the right of the date/time on each post.
The user interface on this site has become flakey at best, and it doesn't always work it seems.
If you're going to try the transfer again why not do it flat at 24/96?
The vinyl LP is much better quality than the later CD version, so a lossless high res transfer would be in order.




Alright, thank you all for the suggestions and thanks for bearing with me with this first attempt. At the moment due to the fact that because of work I am away from home I will not be able to re-do the rip soon. As I have more time, I will re-do the process with your suggestions. Grazie.