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Me and My Blog  (March 2017)

 

A few years ago, I undertook a lengthy project to convert my family's LPs, EPs, 45s, 78s, cassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes from their original analogue format to digital.  It was wonderful rediscovering music that I hadn't listened to in decades!  Along the way, I found that I enjoyed the process, deriving satisfaction not only in getting my old music onto CDs, but also cleaning up music that had become noisy after years of playing.  It dawned on me that I could continue this fun by offering the joy of music rediscovery to others, especially for records or cassettes that are out of production and aren’t available in digital format.  So I decided to extend my hobby and step into the audio conversion business, and I intend to continue as long as the fun and challenges remain.  As of this writing, I’ve converted over 900 records and tapes.

 

My excursion into audio conversion and editing has provided many opportunities for learning—some from classes, some from reading, and some from trying something that didn’t turn out too well and figuring out what went wrong and how to correct it.  This blog is intended to present some of what I’ve learned and the approaches and conventions I’ve adopted in my work.  I hope you find it informative.

 

Parenthetically, Play It Again, Paul, LLC is a home business, and county zoning restrictions prohibit receiving customers at my home.  That’s why I provide free pick-up and delivery.

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