I am currently converting vinyl recordings to digital (aiff) files for broadcast on youtube.
The music is old soul and reggae, but I often find much of the analogue warmth these recordings
have is lost when the aiff file is played back. Playing with equalisation and reverb can help, but
is there anything more specific that can be done to give a rounded, warm sound?
Any help would be much appreciated.
I started a new topic for you - this is nothing to do with losing Audacity playback when you connect a USB interface.
Most vinyl warmth is arguably “distortion” but then sounds “distort” in a real environment and digital sound somehow doesn’t always capture that.
I don’t know if it will do what you want but you can try vinyl distortion plug-ins (use modestly).
- VyNil (Vinyl Effect) (vynil, 1905) in the LADSPA plug-ins 0.4.15 for Mac OS X (.zip)
- iZotope Vinyl (free registration required)
Personally I never find the need for these in transfers from LP’s, but have been known to use them when ripping a sterile CD recording.