And so it begins

December 3, 2009

I’ve had this collection of records in my possession for many years now. It’s been in three houses (four if you count the time it was stored in my in-laws’ garage) and moved across the country. But I’ve never been able to do much with them. I have the turntable that my grandpa assembled from studio-quality parts, but until about a year ago I couldn’t use it. After several attempts at repairs, my wonderful husband finally bypassed the non-functioning pre-amp, amp and EQ and plugged it into a cheap digital amp. It’s not original quality, but at least it works.

Now he’s got me set up with Cubase and I’ve started recording the albums to digital. My plan is to do all 261 discs or as many of those as are playable. It’s going to be a long, slow project, but I want to share it as I go along.

I’ll be doing basic editing to the files (like taking out skips) but I don’t have the ability or time to do serious editing. If anyone reading this blog would like to improve on my efforts, just contact me and I’ll be happy to share the original digital files.