Trustworthy Systems

Taming your old LPs — from analogue to digital


Peter Chubb

    School of Computer Science and Engineering
    Sydney 2052, Australia


I have around 1000 LPs in various condition, having been collecting key recordings for 30 years or so. LPs are delicate, bulky, and inconvenient. So what to do?

In this talk I'll describe how I transfer audio from LP onto digital media, fixing the worst problems of the old LP on the way. I'll mention tools such as gramofile, gwc, lame, and cdrecord. I'll also discuss what to look for at the input end --- the turntable, tone arm and preamplifier; and ask for help with sound card technology.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {Canberra, {A}ustralia},
    author           = {Peter Chubb},
    booktitle        = {6th Linux.conf.auAudio Miniconference},
    month            = apr,
    note             = {Annotated slides from presentation},
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {Taming your old {LP}s --- From Analogue to Digital},
    year             = {2005}