Rich Freeman on 12 Jul 2012 17:12:35 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] just an update curiosity

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:08 PM, Matt Berlin <> wrote:
> If you're going to the the trouble of ripping lps, you shouldn't even be in
> the same room.

I tend to prefer AMD, and you get very good bang for the buck.  Pick
and choose what you invest in.

I did want to comment that you don't want to spend a lot of money on
CPUs for sound processing, unless you're doing a LOT of it (think
conversion server being fed tons of audio from who knows where, or
realtime digital from MANY sources).  If you spend half an hour
capturing an LP you'll probably spend all of 3 mins transcoding it if
you parallelize it, and unless you're striping your hard drive might
just limit you before CPU.

Multi-channel audio was also mentioned.  I'd talk to somebody who does
that stuff first.  Consumer sound cards are pretty limited there.  You
might do better to record digitally elsewhere and just transfer the
audio to the PC, or use some other external capture solution.  Maybe
there are great sound cards for that for the PC, but they're not a
typical consumer market item.

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