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Some B Sides for you

Postby Glinty » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:10 pm

Hi Kirk,

I am just about to post the following B sides to a.b.s.1950s.mp3.

u54_057b - Ted Heath - Walking Shoes
u54_060b - Al Martino - Destiny (No One Can Change)
u56_009b - The Dreamweavers - You've Got Me Wondering
u56_010b - Winifred Atwell - Piano Tuner's Boogie
u56_013b - Lou Busch - Rainbow's End
u56_025b - Teresa Brewer - Goodbye John
u56_026b - The Hilltoppers - Until The Real Thing Comes Along
u56_039b - Mel Torme - Jeepers Creepers
u56_051b - Ronnie Hilton - Give Me My Ranch
u56_060b - Morris Stoloff - Theme From Picnic
u56_090b - Ronnie Hilton - Constant And True
u56_115b - Ronnie Hilton - Moments To Remember
u56_120b - Max Bygraves - Fingers Crossed
u56_125b - Cyril Stapleton & His Orchestra - Come Next Spring
u56_129b - Edna Savage - Bella Notte
u56_133b - Joe Fingers Carr - Stumbling
u56_147b - The Johnston Brothers - Flowers Mean Forgiveness
u56_151b - Glen Mason - Why Must You Go Go Go
u56_188b - The Deep River Boys - Honey Honey

They are all ripped from original 78's with labels and catalouge numbers as per your list. I ripped them using a freinds ION USB Turntable ( after spending a week trying to locate a 78 stylus for it) and Audacity software. I had a go at cleaning them up using Audacity but I wasn't happy with the results so I will post them uncleaned and perhaps you or one of your freinds with more expertise than me will be able to do a better job of cleaning them.

I'm new to this vinyl to digital process so any feedback or tips would be greatly appreciated.

cheers
Glinty

PS looking forward to the 1976 post and my freind is eagerly awaiting the 1957 B side wanted list.

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Postby kirkm » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:59 am

Hi Glinty,

That's a great contributiom, many thanks. Appreciate all the efforts especially getting the new stylii.
Re cleaning them - it's heartbreaking sometimes! They can be just too worn or noisy or horribly distorted. But it's amazing how often a second, better copy will turn up.
Are you able to encode them in .flac or .ape format? This will keep them
lossless and after cleaning we'll still have a first generation mp3.

Will have a go and cleaning and you'll hear the results! Always interested
in how others go about this. I use the waves plug in for CEP, but I want a Cedar :D

Will post the 1957 wants right now!

Thanks again, on hehalf of us all.
Cheers - Kirk

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Postby Glinty » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:44 pm

Hi Hirk,

I can encode in lossless formats and that reminded me that I originally saved the rips as .wav files so I tried cleaning those uncompressed files and had the same problems of clicks becoming squeaks so I searched for some new software to replace Audacity. I found a couple of people recommending "Adobe Audition" so I acquired a copy of that and the results are much better. It doesn’t seem to make any difference if I use the original .wav file or the encoded .mp3 file the results are still quite good. If you still need any of the above B sides let me know and I will post cleaned versions

Glinty

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Postby kirkm » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:19 am

Hi Glinty,

Yes, please have a try with Audition. You can only do so much with single channel because you can't apply a sum/difference between left and right to get rid of so much of the crud.

If your bandwidth permits - you could send me some stereo .flacs and I'll have a go, but your results may well be as good or better!

These three have turned in (in good shape) - and can be crossed of the want list -

u54_060b - Al Martino - Destiny (No One Can Change).mp3
u56_010b - Winifred Atwell - Piano Tuner's Boogie.mp3
u54_057b - Ted Heath - Walking Shoes.mp3

It was handy to be able to compare against your rips though.

BTW - Have you any web space or alternative to the newsgroups for unploading to ?

Cheers - Kirk

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Postby Glinty » Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:53 pm

Hi Kirk,

I've had a go at cleaning them and posted them on the newsgroup.
I beleive that I do have some web space as part of my ISP package but I have never used it and to be honest wouldn't know how. I'll do some reserch to find out how if that method is prefered.

Cheers
Glinty

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Postby kirkm » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:16 pm

Hi Glinty - just downloaded and started to listen.
VERY WELL DONE :) Great job of cleaning them.
Let's know if you get any web space sorted.

Thanks - Kirk

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Postby Glinty » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:23 am

Hi Kirk,

I've checked with my ISP and I only have 15 MB of web space with Geocities which is hardly enough for one .flac file. Have you thought of using services like " yousendit.com"?

Glinty

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Postby kirkm » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:51 am

Hi Glinty,

'YouSendIt' looks Ok and not too expensive but we should be able to send files directly to each other with CuteFTP. You could assign a transfer folder and then we liaise by email for a suitable time to do it.

How about you send me an email and we can go into more detail?

Cheers - Kirk


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