[TriLUG] How to hear what you're digitizing???
steve.pinkham at gmail.com
Mon May 3 13:25:19 EDT 2010
If you're just monitoring for those types of problems and not mixing
audio, you can use alsamixer to select the input you would like to
monitor and bypass the recording programs entirely.
Do you really have hardware that is capable of producing 32 bit output?
32bit is useful as in intermediary format for editing, but for input,
24bit far exceeds the capability of any input device I've seen. If your
input hardware puts out 16 bit or 24 bit information, storing in 32bit
gives you no added benefit you can't get later in whatever program you
use to do normalization.
Steve Litt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm digitizing my vinyl records, and creating a script to do it quickly and
> efficiently. I need to hear what's playing, while I'm digitizing, so if it
> falls off the front of the record or starts skipping a groove I know it
> I have to use arecord because it's the only command style recorder I could
> find that can produce 32 bit .wav files. I need 32 bits so i can record at low
> volumes and still have plenty of information for normalized volume at 24 or 16
> bits. The sox rec command won't do 32 bits, and audacity's point and click
> user interface isn't conducive to fast, repetitive recording.
> So how does one use arecord in order to hear what's being recorded?
> Steve Litt
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