Ripping albums with a scanner

Have you ever taken an ants-eye view of a track on a familiar vinyl album and noticed that you could actually see the dynamics of the song? Then you’re probably at least 30, a geek, and once had too much time on your hands. (Me too!)

If you’ve taken for CDs for granted your entire life, move along…nothing to see here. For everybody else, Digital Needle is an ingenious open source hack for ripping vinyl albums with your scanner.

The results are incredibly poor and interesting and even a litte haunting. In order pick the music out of the cruft, be sure to listen to the original gramophone3.mp3 a couple of times first.