Old phonograph records
Technical and Legal Information
The records were played on a 78 RPM turntable and digitized using Cool
Edit 2000 from Syntrillium
Software. Sampling was at 44.1KHz, mono. To reduce noise, I
first did noise-removal filtering with Cool Edit, using as a noise
source the sound of the empty grooves at the beginning of each song.
I then processed the result with Droid Informatica's DePopper
(highly recommended) to remove hiss and clicks, filtering out
frequencies below 40Hz and above 13KHz. The result was compressed to
produce an MP3. The WAV file included for each song is the result of
the initial digitization, before any noise reduction.
Cornelius van Beek contributed the reprocessed MP3 version of
"Post Horn Gallop", using a different method which gives better
Recording dates were estimated with the help of The Almost
Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide, by Steven C. Barr.
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these recordings will not infringe any copyright or other intellectual
property of a third party. Anyone contemplating using these recordings
for any purpose should obtain expert legal advice before proceeding.
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