Music comparison for getting vinyl effect in CD recording conversation from CD rip to vinyl rip
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To make a CD rip sound like the average consumer vinyl rip, you need to do the following…
Apply a gentle roll-off of frequencies above 4KHz, not too much, just enough that there's nothing much left above about 12k.
Hard roll off anything below 45Hz.
Add gentle tube or tape saturation.
Optional. De-tune [by simply speeding or slowing] to within approximately 50 cents of original pitch. Do this randomly per rip.
Optional, for older records… compress using a very slow attack & release, to make it 'as loud' as a new record.
Use something like Steinberg's 'Vinyl' VST plugin to add some gentle pops, clicks & rumble. This can also add considerably more distortion & frequency squeezing if you want that authentic 78 sound.
Transcode to FLAC [or round robin to low bitrate mp3, then back to FLAC 48kHz] & sit back, happy you made it 'better' than the CD.