I've uploaded a raft of files into my public .mac folder at:http://public.me.com/richard_downing
There should something for most tastes in there from Nirvana to Nat King Cole.
I've put up short samples in MP3 and FLAC (both at 44/16) as well as the complete tracks in MP3 (44/16) and FLAC (96/24).
The tracks are:
"300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues"
from "Icky Thump", The White Stripes.
"Basin Street Blues"
from "Seven Steps to Heaven", Miles Davis (Analogue Productions 2010 45rpm re-issue)
from "Pictures at an Exhibition", Chicago Symphony / Fritz Reiner (Classic Records re-issue)
"La cathédrale enloutie"
from "Claude Debussy, Preludes Volume 1", Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Universal Japan DG re-issue)
"The Man Who Sold The World"
from "Unplugged in New York", Nirvana (ORG issue)
"When I Fall in Love"
from "Love is the Thing", Nat "King" Cole (Analogue Productions 2010 45rpm re-issue)
from "Love", The Beatles
For the recordings the Mytek was set to 96/24 and internal clock. The coaxial S/PDIF fed the Digidesign 002 Rack and capture was done into Pro Tools LE with the session set to external clocking via the S/PDIF.
Recording levels were set by using side 2, track 1 of the HFN Test LP to set a level of -3dB and that same setting was maintained for every track. At that setting the Sheffield Drum Record & Däfos (neither of which I've uploaded but if anybody's interested I will) just made it, with about a 0.4dB margin. No normalising or any other processing was applied before importing into Bias Peak LE. Peak was used to interleave the dual-mono files and apply IDR dithering and sample-rate-conversion for the 44.1Khz 16 bit downconversions. The 96/24 originals were just topped-and-tailed before saving as FLAC direct from Peak.
The turntable was my Technics SP10 on obsidian base with Fidelity Research FR64s and Koetsu Rosewood Signature. The phono stage was the EAR324 using the 15Ω input setting and -6dB output. Connection to the Mytek was direct via the EAR's balanced outputs.
I'll next do the same set directly into the Digi 002 and post those for comparison - could take a couple of days.