With Windows I have used the trial version of Vinyl Studio and I am about to buy it.
I just looked at it and it will do speed conversion. It expects an RIAA phono stage before digitization for LPs and they don't say different for 78s. They recommend doing 78s at 45 as apposed to 33 to get better frequency response. It is not clear if they fix the EQ for 78s at 45 or not. Do they have an algorithm for 45 RPM and use the same for 33 or none at all and you get what you get at either speed? Not clear to me.
I get the idea that the software which you are considering is much more sophisticated than Vinyl Studio. I recommend reading their instructions and / or calling their customer service about the phono stage to use (flat gain or RIAA).
Also ask if they address the EQ issues with the speed change.
I have also used Roxio Spin Doctor with my wife's Mac. I too sleepy to fire up the Mac and see if it does speed changes and if so what happens with the EQ. In a more rested state I'll try to do that.
I do have some of Joe's CDs recorded from 78s. You will be impressed.
"If you have a lot of 78s or are getting into them you might consider these guys:http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/m1200.htm
They can add 78 RPM to your machine."
I knew about these guys already. But given:
1) the price of the conversion
2) their distance from me (potential shipping damage)
3) my relatively small collection of 78s (about 20)
I will pass on that approach for now.
On other comments now in this thread, I like the idea of a pre-amp that is switchable between the 2 frequency curves best followed by the "second-stage" unit that plugs into the output side of my existing pre-amp. I think I will pursue those ideas before I try using the computer-generated curve approach.
I'm using Digital Performer as the basic recording software. But I find it extremely convoluted for doing what should be a rather simple task.
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