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11 Aug 2015, 10:22 pm

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I can admit to being a bit of a slob.

:thumright: I always say, "better a slob than a snob!" :mrgreen:



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11 Aug 2015, 10:40 pm

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My biggest problem is clutter, with music and CD's scattered all over the place.

Would it help to convert all the music into mp3s and store the lot on a big hard drive? That's what I'm trying to do. It's a huge task because of the number of CDs, cassettes, vinyls and minidiscs, but I'm getting there.


I should clarify, I have sheet music and cd's cluttering my room. I have my MP4 (audio and video) on my Mac mini hard drive, which gets backed up automatically when my mini is turned on. I also have my iTunes music and video library backed up across several DVD-rw's as one large zip file (although it's been a while since I refreshed that backup. As for the sheet music, see my thread elsewhere with sheet music and OCR software and my lack of success with it.

Ah, sheet music. I've never owned a scanner. But it must be possible. Have you a link to your thread?

As for the CDs, can you rip them to mp3 and add them to the music library?

auntblabby, my HDs are typically 2TB. I'm not bragging, my video collection is embarrassingly large and I'm running out of drive space.


Search here on WP (if you can get the search function to work) for Audivaris or use google (site:Wrongplanet.net Audivaris"

Why do you think my OSX boot drive has less than 300gb of storage left? (And it's not because I have windows 7 installed in a boot camp partition. My boot camp partition resides on the second internal hard drive on my Mac mini. Both hard drives are 1TB toshiba drives). The default file format for iTunes is MP4, which is a lot tighter and more efficient format than MP3. Besides, I have already ripped my 300+ collection of CDs and 60+ collection of DVD into iTunes. I have the CD's and DVDs just in case my Mac mini hard drives, and all my backups decide to go kablooey at once



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12 Aug 2015, 2:12 am

I know I'm straying off topic with this tip, but I understand the best way to de-click and de-pop vinyl is to use wood glue.
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In my heyday as a disc jockey, I once had in the house approximatly 2,000 L.P's and roughly 2,500 45's. It took me years, but I finally managed to get my vinyl library transferred to compact discs. Once that was compleated, I sold off the "common" titles and only kept rarer ones that I believed would not likely ever appeare on CD. Now back to the thread subject, I'm sure my spouse is happy I only have one tenth of the records I once had taking up space. Next step is to load all the tracks off the CD's into a laptop so I can take them with me. (The discs will stay packed away in a safe location after that.)


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12 Aug 2015, 2:37 am

Rockymtnchris wrote:
I know I'm straying off topic with this tip, but I understand the best way to de-click and de-pop vinyl is to use wood glue.
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In my heyday as a disc jockey, I once had in the house approximatly 2,000 L.P's and roughly 2,500 45's. It took me years, but I finally managed to get my vinyl library transferred to compact discs. Once that was compleated, I sold off the "common" titles and only kept rarer ones that I believed would not likely ever appeare on CD. Now back to the thread subject, I'm sure my spouse is happy I only have one tenth of the records I once had taking up space. Next step is to load all the tracks off the CD's into a laptop so I can take them with me. (The discs will stay packed away in a safe location after that.)

that is a clever way to do it but I imagine it requires finesse to avoid a ruined record. some clicks and pops are molded in at the stamping plant from using poor quality recycled vinyl with lots of junk mixed in with the vinyl as filler. anyways, I nicely envy you your ability to have a mate and be happy. :)



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12 Aug 2015, 2:41 pm

That's brilliant! Though I agree it won't necessarily de-click the record completely. If it's already been played with dust in the grooves, the stylus might have ground the dust particles into the vinyl, so removing the dust can leave potholes. I've even heard that a cleaned record can sound more clicky than it did before it was cleaned. Still, as a technique for removing dust, it probably beats my water methods.

Auntblabby, are any of those de-clicking programs free and still available? Incidentally, my preferred de-hisser is Waves X-Noise, which performs better than any other I've tried, though it was horrendously expensive - luckily the trial version was free, though it times out after 2 weeks and you need a full system restore to get it working again.

Off topic? Well, I'd say it was kind of on-topic by the skin of its teeth because it's advice aimed at facilitating the process of tidying one's home. The perfectionist, collection-obsessed Aspie can't discard their voluminous vinyl or cassette collection until they've been perfectly copied to a hard disc. Though if these detailed descriptions are getting tedious for members who don't have our rather specialised problems, if somebody shouts up, we could start a new thread.



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12 Aug 2015, 2:46 pm

I'm very tidy, while my husband is the opposite. My husband has Adhd and is completely disorganised and mess doesnt seem to bother him. But I like all the books and stuff neatly arranged on the shelves, and I get upset when other people muck it up.



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12 Aug 2015, 2:47 pm

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Search here on WP (if you can get the search function to work) for Audivaris or use google (site:Wrongplanet.net Audivaris"

Both methods failed - WP gave a 404 error, and on Google the only hit was for this here thread. :(



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12 Aug 2015, 4:36 pm

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That's brilliant! Though I agree it won't necessarily de-click the record completely. If it's already been played with dust in the grooves, the stylus might have ground the dust particles into the vinyl, so removing the dust can leave potholes. I've even heard that a cleaned record can sound more clicky than it did before it was cleaned. Still, as a technique for removing dust, it probably beats my water methods. Auntblabby, are any of those de-clicking programs free and still available? Incidentally, my preferred de-hisser is Waves X-Noise, which performs better than any other I've tried, though it was horrendously expensive - luckily the trial version was free, though it times out after 2 weeks and you need a full system restore to get it working again. Off topic? Well, I'd say it was kind of on-topic by the skin of its teeth because it's advice aimed at facilitating the process of tidying one's home. The perfectionist, collection-obsessed Aspie can't discard their voluminous vinyl or cassette collection until they've been perfectly copied to a hard disc. Though if these detailed descriptions are getting tedious for members who don't have our rather specialised problems, if somebody shouts up, we could start a new thread.

lower overall surface noise [removal of fine particles] makes the sharper welded-in potholes stand out that much more so the record ironically will sound cracklier to the ear after cleaning, but less hissy, if that makes any sense. as for declicker programs, unfortunately none that are any good are free, but if you can get wavelab 8 elements, that is well worth $100 IMHO for the declicker/decrackler/depopper alone. it also has a somewhat useful noise reducer with variable fixed bandwidth and dynamic thresholds. acon digital media also makes a decent and affordable declicker/denoiser package for about fifty bucks at last check. or you can get their wave editor called acoustica which contains that package and has more elaborate noise reduction apps built-in, for about the same coin. their declicker compares favorably with [and behaves similarly to] the CEDAR DCX declicker but for thou$and$ le$$. the best FREE dehisser I have found, is MUNOISE. google it. it is donation-ware and well-worth contributing to IMHO. it lets you hear what is being taken out so you know just where to set the threshold to avoid hitting music. AFAIC it works about as well as the CEDAR dehisser module but for thou$and$ le$$ as well. the sound forge declicker is unique in that it has a spot-correction algorithm which comes in handy for stubborn impulsive disturbances of large amplitude/duration, up to a half-second or so. and on the subject of audio restoration, can you PLEASE start a dedicated thread? :bounce:



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12 Aug 2015, 5:09 pm

ToughDiamond wrote:
Meistersinger wrote:
Search here on WP (if you can get the search function to work) for Audivaris or use google (site:Wrongplanet.net Audivaris"

Both methods failed - WP gave a 404 error, and on Google the only hit was for this here thread. :(


Try

Site:Wrongplanet.net audiveris

(Damn autocorrect feature on the iPad!)



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12 Aug 2015, 5:54 pm

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Site:Wrongplanet.net audiveris

(Damn autocorrect feature on the iPad!)


Thanks. That worked.
viewtopic.php?t=260624&p=6101879



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12 Aug 2015, 6:04 pm

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lower overall surface noise [removal of fine particles] makes the sharper welded-in potholes stand out that much more so the record ironically will sound cracklier to the ear after cleaning, but less hissy, if that makes any sense. as for declicker programs, unfortunately none that are any good are free, but if you can get wavelab 8 elements, that is well worth $100 IMHO for the declicker/decrackler/depopper alone. it also has a somewhat useful noise reducer with variable fixed bandwidth and dynamic thresholds. acon digital media also makes a decent and affordable declicker/denoiser package for about fifty bucks at last check. or you can get their wave editor called acoustica which contains that package and has more elaborate noise reduction apps built-in, for about the same coin. their declicker compares favorably with [and behaves similarly to] the CEDAR DCX declicker but for thou$and$ le$$. the best FREE dehisser I have found, is MUNOISE. google it. it is donation-ware and well-worth contributing to IMHO. it lets you hear what is being taken out so you know just where to set the threshold to avoid hitting music. AFAIC it works about as well as the CEDAR dehisser module but for thou$and$ le$$ as well. the sound forge declicker is unique in that it has a spot-correction algorithm which comes in handy for stubborn impulsive disturbances of large amplitude/duration, up to a half-second or so. and on the subject of audio restoration, can you PLEASE start a dedicated thread? :bounce:

Consider it done. 8)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=291185



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12 Aug 2015, 6:14 pm

^^^
YAY :bounce: thank you :flower:



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13 Aug 2015, 3:44 pm

My mother is worried my landlord will kick me out from having kitty litter scattered on the floor which has to be swept up constantly, even though I don't have garbage and trash laying everywhere. The last time I stayed at my parent's the upstairs room were clean but the toilet in the basement was disgusting and the garbage next to it was overflowing with used tissues, so she really shouldn't talk.

I can't put a dome or a guard over my cat's litter box because they have trouble moving around in it even though the box is quite large, and the ridges on cat mats need to be at least five inches high.



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13 Aug 2015, 3:48 pm

I can imagine a cat getting lost in my mess, and not even the smell of its rotting carcass would escape.



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I physically have difficulty functioning with a messy room. :?


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16 Aug 2015, 6:31 pm

My home is a complete and utter mess. I try to keep organized but it never stays that way. It is hard for me to focus on cleaning and I just want to do my research.


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