This is, currently, by far the simplest tool to record from
gramophones, with a usable but unsophisticated interface.
Consider a sample record: Kraftwerk's Computer World, side 1. Line-in
is set to 100 and igain is 30. From gramofile's recording
meters this setting rarely (0.3%) exceeds 50% maximum volume level,
which is perhaps too low? Nonetheless the result sounds okay.
The automatic track finder only found 3 (instead of 4) tracks (but
only when the minimum gap is set to 5). Listening to the Track 3/4
changeover it is clear why--there is no gap. However, the .tracks
file that is written can be edited by hand and then the audio
processing can be deployed to split the file into tracks. The
filtering includes Conditional Median Filtering to filter out ticks.
Mostly works just fine and is the default, so use it. Loading the
resulting 4 tracks into xmms works just fine (the original WAV file
has a header that says it is 100 minutes long but this can be fixed
within gramofile by choosing to process the audio signal
and using the Copy Only filter).
To record the resulting files to an audio CD see Chapter 14.
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