Monday, June 9, 2014

My First Transfer from Vinyl

video

...using my new turntable. You don't want to know how long it has been since I had a turntable. :)

"Frozen Love" -Buckingham Nicks

Ok... I admit it. I have been putting off buying a new turntable for way too long. I picked an album from my collection at random... then I searched for a YouTube video to compare to the song I had ripped.  I think I have never heard it before because I used to take an album guide with me to yard sales when I was a young man and buy whatever was valued over 10 bucks in the guide. Oddly, I found out that a CD has never been released. And even with all the pops and crackle, I think my version here is better than the one with all the views on YouTube. And the mp3 is better than this transfer to avi file format needed to post here. Further, the title is symbolic... my loved record collection has been frozen in time. I lost a fair amount of it recently when I made the mistake of storing some of it elsewhere. But... alas... we only have what we can afford to carry with us and we don't have that forever.

Frozen Love 

You may not be as strong as me
And I may not care to teach you
It may be hard to keep up with me
But I'll always be able to reach you

And if you go forward, I'll meet you there
(If you go forward)
And if you climb up through the cold, freezing air
Look down below you, search out above
And cry out to life for a frozen love
Cry, love

You may not be as strong as me
(You may not be as strong as me)
And I may not care to teach you
(I may not care to teach you)
It may be hard to keep up with me
(It may be hard to keep up with me)
But I'll always, yes, I'm always going to be able to reach you

And if you go forward, I'll meet you there
(If you go forward)
And if you climb up through the cold, freezing air
Look down below you, search out above
And cry out to life for a frozen love
Cry, love


My turntable is a simple little fellow... but the sound is fairly awesome to me:



Technics SL D20

Update:  my vinyl blog is now located here: http://vinylabyss.blogspot.com/

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