I purchased a turntable a few months ago and I have started recording some of my vinyl records to mp3. For this task I have been using Nero WaveEditor 3 (My current version is 18.104.22.168).
Once I have recorded my wav file (I use Audiograbber 1.83 to create the wav file) I follow a series of tasks to get the best possible audio file (in this order):
- I go to ENHANCEMENT and select Declicker
- I go to ENHANCEMENT and select Dehum
- I go to ENHANCEMENT and select noise reduction
This should be enough but the problem I've found is that the wav file I inicially create has a lot of bass so what I have done is; after going thru my 3 steps above, I go to TOOLS and select Equalizer.
In this option I select BASS CUT and I was confortable with the sound I was getting...until I burned a data CD with some of these mp3's next to CD ripped mp3s. I feel my vinyl rips are lacking PUNCH compared to the digital ones.
I understand that it's impossible to equal the sound that the CD rip gives me but I would at least like to have someting similar, something with "PUNCH".
I noticed that there is another option in Equalizer called High Lift so my question is:
Which of these 2 options should I use?
Is what I'm currently doing (Bass Drop) ok or should I instead use High Lift?
Thanks for your patience reading through this long post but I did want to give all the feedback possible.
I'd love to hear all your advise with what other options I may be missing to make the mp3's sound much better since in the past; I have downloaded vinyl ripped mp3's and; to tell you the truth, it's almost imposible to tell that it wasn't ripped from a CD.