||[May. 3rd, 2008|11:30 pm]
So I may have mentioned that for Christmas I received a turntable with a USB port so that I can archive my old vinyl records. As a part of a fund raiser for our church youth group (they're going to The Philippines this summer), I've offered to convert records to CDs. Anyway, I was recording one record today that had a skip--it repeated a section twice, then continued on with the rest of the song. I'm using Audacity to clean up the recordings, but I couldn't find a plugin for correcting skips. Well, I realized that I didn't need a plugin. I set a mark before the start, the calculated the number of samples, set the region size to that size, and hit cut. Now it sounds perfect as if there were never a skip.|
(The calculation is rather simple: I'm recording at the default CD-compatible rate of 44.1 KHz, so there are 44100 samples per second. Multiply that by 60, then divide by 33.3333333333, and I have the samples per revolution. Then multiply by the number of times the record skipped back, two in this case, and I know how many samples to extract.)
I am very pleased with myself.