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The Toad
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Rerally?

If you want a laugh read the epic story on the website of how this guy developed the thing. It took him TWO YEARS to figure out how to put a wiper on his bike! Vizr Wipr took ten minutes...
Ten whole minutes? Not likely

That would actually be 10 seconds to come up with the idea. 10 months for the idea to get transmitted from the CEO through all the VPs, Asst Vps, marketing specialists, corporate lawyers, safety and environmental departments, design engineers and finally to the old guy in the back room in the basement who just happens to be the only actual working production employee left in the company. Then there's 5 years for all the permits needed from the EPA, DOT, HUD, HEW, DOD, FBI, EPA again, PETA, your Uncle Ted.......
 

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And of course it must ultimately be approved at:

The Court of the CRIMSON KING!!!!!

Man, what a flash from the past that one is...good times, gooood times.
I've been ripping my old vinyls onto wav and mp3 format. 200 down.. only 100 to go. Pulled that one off the stack last week along with "Fripp and Eno". Ain't been listening to much else since.

Robert Fripp, heh heh. Most everyone else is 2nd tier. Don't even start me on the utter wasteland that is commercial radio.
 

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What are you using to do it? One of those USB turntables? Roxio Spin Dr?
I still have the Sansui turntable and Sansui amplifier I bought in Japan in 1970. I play the record on the turntable and use patchcords from the aux_out to the mike input on my soundcard. I use Wavepad software to save the music as a wav file. Wavepad will do click/pop suppression on the sound and save the files in mp3 format as well as wav. It works pretty good. You just have to remember that those analog recordings need equalization processing because the digital players of today don't have the treble and bass controls we used to use to make the vinyls sound good. There is a sound processing suite that came with my motherboard's built in sound card that does that.

In some ways I do like the analog sound better.
 

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I think Roxio Spin Dr can do the same kind of thing. I was at Best Buy and saw a turntable that hooked up via USB and came with software for doing what you're doing. It wasn't that expensive.

Nowadays, downloads are so cheap that if I really want an old album, I'll just download it or I'll go on eBay and buy a used cd for a buck.
Good luck finding stuff like The Insect Trust, Cactus, Tonto's Expanding Head Band, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer Live, Fripp and Eno, 801 Live.... etc. If you do find them they are like $35 or more, imports etc. Since I have the music already I see no need to pay for it again.

It's something to do in the winter, anyhow. Not much else to do in the Utah winter except load ammunition in preparation for visits from the Child Protective Agency.....
 

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You could connect a turntable directly, however the only issue would be the ground wire. My turntable has the little wire that runs to the back of the receiver. The newer receivers don't even have a phono input so I wonder if you just clip the wire on the back somewhere?
I tried hooking up the turntable directly but I got better sound reproduction by using the pre-amp function between the turntable and the sound input.
 

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What about the part where the mouse eats the cheese and that makes the marble roll down the drain pipe which causes the guy to hop off the diving board and....
The part I'm waiting for is when the minions of Stan in Florida drown from global warming. The Power of Christ(tm) makes my recordings come out clean, blemish free and with that spring fragrance only infallibity can confer.

After your story about your Daytona trip I'm not sure you should be making any Rube Goldberg accusations about anyone else's cobbled up mess. At least I'm getting good recordings. So ha ha ha! Poop on you.
 
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